North Shore Neighbourhood Plan

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Pedestrians and cars on the tree-lined Tranquille Corridor.

The North Shore Neighbourhood Plan was last updated in 2008. Since then, the North Shore has experienced population growth, demand for new development, and pressure for expanded community and social services.

In 2018, Council adopted a revised Official Community Plan (KAMPLAN), which sets the direction for growth and development for the city, including the North Shore. The review and update of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan will not only address new changes and land use needs on the North Shore, but also ensure the new plan is aligned with the goals and vision of KAMPLAN.

The updated plan will provide direction to guide planning and land use management for the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan area.

The planning process for the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan consists of three phases:

Phase 1 involves collecting background research, including demographic, employment, transportation, and land use information.

Phase 2 involves the creation of a community vision, identification of key issues, opportunities, and priorities to address in the plan.

Phase 3 consists of developing policy directions, development guidelines, a draft, and a final plan to be completed by the end of 2021.

The process will involve early and ongoing engagement with the public, stakeholders, and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. To learn more about the engagement approach, view the North Shore Plan Community Engagement Strategy here.

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Youth Photojournals
City staff conducted youth engagement with NorKam Senior Secondary students in September and October. The students created photojournals of places around the North Shore that resonate and are meaningful for them. Click here to view the results of this project via a interactive map.

The North Shore Neighbourhood Plan was last updated in 2008. Since then, the North Shore has experienced population growth, demand for new development, and pressure for expanded community and social services.

In 2018, Council adopted a revised Official Community Plan (KAMPLAN), which sets the direction for growth and development for the city, including the North Shore. The review and update of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan will not only address new changes and land use needs on the North Shore, but also ensure the new plan is aligned with the goals and vision of KAMPLAN.

The updated plan will provide direction to guide planning and land use management for the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan area.

The planning process for the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan consists of three phases:

Phase 1 involves collecting background research, including demographic, employment, transportation, and land use information.

Phase 2 involves the creation of a community vision, identification of key issues, opportunities, and priorities to address in the plan.

Phase 3 consists of developing policy directions, development guidelines, a draft, and a final plan to be completed by the end of 2021.

The process will involve early and ongoing engagement with the public, stakeholders, and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. To learn more about the engagement approach, view the North Shore Plan Community Engagement Strategy here.

Stay informed and receive project updates right to your inbox. Subscribe at the top of this page.

Youth Photojournals
City staff conducted youth engagement with NorKam Senior Secondary students in September and October. The students created photojournals of places around the North Shore that resonate and are meaningful for them. Click here to view the results of this project via a interactive map.

  • City of Kamloops Invites the Community to the North Shore Design Charrette

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    06 Nov 2020

    November 6, 2020 - As part of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan update, the City is inviting the public to participate in an upcoming design charrette (see details below).

    In September and October, members of the community shared their vision and ideas for the North Shore via public open houses, pop-up booths, and stakeholder meetings and via online engagement as the City kicked off the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan review and update process.

    Feedback received will be used to help draft the vision, goals, and key principles that will provide direction for the policies, actions, and development guidelines in the updated plan. A summary report of the feedback received can be found here.

    City staff also conducted youth engagement with NorKam Senior Secondary students, who created photo journals of places around the North Shore that resonate or have value for them. The results of this project can be viewed on an interactive map here.

    Design Charrette
    The City will be holding a design charrette, which will consist of stakeholder meetings and two public events hosted by City staff and a design team. Key outcomes of the charrette will include ideas and design concepts for the Tranquille Market Corridor and North Shore Town Centre as well as actions that could be taken to further revitalize these areas. The process will draw from public and stakeholder input received during engagement activities so far.

    Attendance at each event will be limited to 25 participants. Residents are asked to RSVP in advance to the following events:

    Design Charrette Open House: Emerging Ideas
    Date: Wednesday, November 18
    When: 3:30–5:30 pm OR 7:00–9:00 pm (Choose one)
    Where: Holiday Inn & Suites, Ballroom, 675 Tranquille Road
    Details: Event will include a presentation and opportunities to share feedback on preliminary sketches and emerging ideas. Masks are mandatory (Holiday Inn & Suites policy).

    Design Charrette Open House: Concept Reveal
    Date: Saturday, November 21
    When: 10:00 am–12:00 pm OR 1:00–3:00 pm (Choose one)
    Where: Holiday Inn & Suites, Ballroom, 675 Tranquille Road
    Details: Event will include a presentation and opportunities to share feedback on the draft design concepts that have emerged through the process. Masks are mandatory (Holiday Inn & Suites policy).

    The City is committed to residents’ and staff’s health and safety and will be following the guidelines provided by the Provincial Health Officer, including limited event capacity, contact tracing, and safe physical distancing. Masks are required in accordance with the Holiday Inn & Suites’ corporate COVID-19 policy.

    For those who cannot attend the open houses, the design concepts will be available on this web page following the charrette for residents to provide feedback.

  • City of Kamloops Hosting Open Houses to Launch North Shore Neighbourhood Plan Review

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    September 2, 2020 - The City of Kamloops is hosting a pair of public open houses in mid-September to seek the public’s input on the North Shore Neighborhood Plan review and update. The community is invited to share its vision for the North Shore and provide feedback on what key issues and opportunities the revised plan should address.

    In accordance with provincial COVID-19 regulations, attendance will be limited to 50 people. Participants are asked to RSVP to one of the following open houses:

    Dates: Wednesday, September 16, or Thursday, September 17
    When: 7:00–9:00 pm
    Where: Holiday Inn & Suites, Ballroom, 675 Tranquille Road
    Details: Event will include a short presentation, storyboards, community mapping, and audience Q&A

    The City is committed to the health and safety of residents and staff and will be following the guidelines provided by the Provincial Health Officer, including limited event capacity (< 50 people), contact tracing, and safe physical distancing (2 m apart). Masks will also be provided and are required to be worn in accordance with the Holiday Inn's corporate COVID-19 policy.

    For those who cannot attend one of the open houses, feedback can be shared via the online survey here and the digital map on this page. Survey participants can enter to win one of three gift baskets—including a $50 prepaid Visa gift card and items from North Shore merchants— that were generously donated by the North Shore Business Improvement Association.

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  • City of Kamloops Seeks Input on North Shore Neighbourhood Plan Update

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    09 Jul 2020

    July 9, 2020 - The City of Kamloops has begun the review and update of the 2008 North Shore Neighbourhood Plan. The updated plan will provide direction to guide planning and land use management for the areas identified in the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan area. Land use policies within the plan will focus on economic development, community well-being, transportation, infrastructure, urban design, and other topics as identified by the community.

    The process will involve early and ongoing engagement throughout the project with the public, stakeholders, and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

    “The update of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity to build on recent successes on the North Shore, while addressing residents’ concerns,” said the City’s Community Planning and Sustainability Manager Jason Locke.

    “We’ve seen positive change with new development, new businesses, and now is the opportunity to build on that energy and continue to make the North Shore a great place to live, work, and play,” added Locke.

    The planning and engagement process will extend into next year with plan adoption anticipated by the end of 2021.

    “This builds upon the foundation of the 2008 plan and sets the stage to continue all the exceptional work being undertaken to realize the potential of the North Shore. We encourage the community to actively participate in this planning process and create a vibrant community,” explained North Shore Business Improvement Association Executive Director Jeremy Heighton.

    Public launch events for the project will be held in September, with more details available in the coming weeks.

    In the meantime, please complete the North Shore Community Survey to share your vision for the North Shore and tell us what key issues and opportunities the plan should address. The survey will be available until September 30.