City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined is the City’s strategic planning document, that provides direction for the coming 25 years on land use, Truth and Reconciliation, climate adaptation, health and wellness, diversity, accessibility and inclusion, economic prosperity, sustainable living, and more. Because cities work best when interdependent systems are considered together, City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined unifies traditionally separate strategic documents to serve as Nanaimo’s: Official Community Plan (OCP); Parks, Recreation, Culture, & Wellness Plan; Active Mobility Plan; Transportation Plan; Climate Action & Resiliency Plan; Accessibility & Inclusion Plan.

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined is our guide for how we will get to our future Nanaimo – a city that has the benefits we enjoy today combined with new opportunities. Currently the second largest city on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is growing and changing. More people are choosing Nanaimo to raise families, work, retire, and enjoy our city’s natural and cultural amenities. How the City addresses growth, while meeting its economic, social, cultural, and environmental objectives is the purpose of City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined.

Official Community Plans (OCP) are governed by the Local Government Act (LGA) and to become an Official Community Plan, City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined was adopted by Council on July 4, 2022 as City Plan Bylaw 2022, No. 6600. To learn more about the process leading up to the adoption of City Plan – Nanaimo ReImagined visit the ReImagined Nanaimo Project Page.

City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined implementation is supported by two key documents: The Integrated Action Plan and the Monitoring Strategy. The Integrated Action Plan communications the full breath of actions the City may consider undertaking to implement City Plan policies over the ongoing, immediate and long-term. The Monitoring Strategy identifies key targets and indicators to monitor the success of City Plan implementation. To learn more, visit the Integrated Action Plan and The Monitoring Strategy project pages. 

Here are several options for downloading City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined and other pertinent documents:

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined (full resolution)
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City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined (low resolution)
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City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Full Adopted Bylaw with Area Plans

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Backgrounder

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Executive Summary

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Glossary

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Map Schedules Only

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Accessible / Plain Text Version

A hard copy of City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined can also be viewed at the Service & Resource Centre at 411 Dunsmuir Street. Copies are available for purchase.

For information regarding amending City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined (OCP amendment), see the City Plan (OCP) Applications Page.

For information regarding how the policies in City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined will be implemented visit the Integrated Action Plan project page.

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