Chilliwack has enjoyed a population growth of nearly 7.5% over the last census period, which is significantly higher than neighbouring communities. This growth can also be seen in major developments in the area, adding an average of $121 million to the local economy each year.
The City of Chilliwack’s 2040 Official Community Plan (OCP) presents a long-term vision and growth strategy that embraces all aspects of community development, including physical planning (land use/transportation/utility), economic development, environmental protection/enhancement, and social/cultural initiatives. At the same time, it addresses specific current and future challenges that confront Chilliwack and recommends practical solutions and a consistent strategy. Ultimately, the 2040 OCP represents a unified vision that brings all of the City’s initiatives, works and plans together and moves toward a healthier community.