Vancouver Official Development Plan

The Vancouver Official Development Plan will set out long-term policy for land use and development city-wide over the next 20 to 30 years and beyond.

Building on the Vancouver Plan

A lot of the work for a city-wide official development plan (ODP) was done for the Vancouver Plan. 

The Vancouver ODP will take all the content of the Vancouver Plan, adding only necessary information to satisfy provincial legislation and other required updates.

Creating the Vancouver ODP is a key step in implementing the Vancouver Plan. 

Throughout the development of the Vancouver Plan, we: 

  • Engaged extensively with the public
  • Gathered valuable input to shape the plan

Learn more about past and upcoming public engagement updates

We’re currently working to turn the Vancouver Plan into the Vancouver Official Development Plan (ODP).

Approved by City Council in 2022, the Vancouver Plan is a city-wide land use framework. It aims to make Vancouver more livable, affordable, and sustainable. The plan guides the city’s growth over the next 30 years and beyond. 

Under new provincial legislation from April 2024, Vancouver must implement a city-wide ODP by-law by June 2026. 

Next steps in developing the ODP 

  • Engaging with First Nations, nearby cities, and government agencies as required by provincial legislation
  • Making a draft ODP available for public review in late 2025
  • Adopting the final version by June 2026

About the Vancouver ODP

    Vancouver ODP timeline

  • Fall 2019 to 2020

    Vancouver Plan Phase 1: Listen and learn

  • Oct 2020 to July 2021

    Vancouver Plan Phase 2: Identifying key directions

  • Aug 2021 to Nov 2021

    Vancouver Plan Phase 3: Policy and land use ideas

  • Dec 2021 to July 2022

    Vancouver Plan Phase 4: Draft and final plan

  • July 2022 to ongoing

    Vancouver Plan implementation

  • July 2024 to late 2025

    Vancouver ODP development

  • We are here
  • Late 2025

    Vancouver ODP draft for public review

  • June 2026

    First version of Vancouver ODP adopted