The Hospital Area Plan process was overseen by the Community Planning and Development Committee (CPD). Its mandate includes making recommendations to Council on proposed initiatives related to the Official Community Plan (OCP). As area plans require
a bylaw amendment to the OCP, Council was required to adopt the Hospital Area Plan prior to completing the planning process.
The Committee’s Terms of Reference provides for neighbourhood associations or representative groups to participate in Committee meetings as non-voting members to review proposed area or neighbourhood plans.
As the Hospital Area Neighbourhood Association (HANA) includes and extends beyond the Plan Area, representatives from HANA were invited to participate in the Steering Committee meetings.
As the city grows in population, efficient parking management is becoming increasingly more essential. Parking management is an important part of the Nanaimo Transportation Plan and part of this management is controlling spill over from major destinations, such as NRGH, into surrounding neighbourhoods. A comprehensive Hospital Area Parking Strategy was sought and created to reduce conflicts between nearby residents and those working or visiting NRGH. This will ensure that residents have adequate on street parking, while those going to NRGH still have a sufficient ability to park to visit or work. The Nanaimo Transportation Plan can be found with the link below.
Nanaimo Transportation Master Plan
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