Chilliwack has enjoyed a population growth of nearly 7.5 percent 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.