The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a bylaw communicating the City’s vision, goals, objectives, and policies for the future. The purpose of the document is to provide a comprehensive policy framework to guide the physical, environmental, economic, social and cultural development of Swift Current or any part of the City over the next 25 years, including City Council’s strategic goal of 25,000 residents by the year 2025.
Currently, the City of Swift Current is experiencing an increase in growth, which is expected to continue into the future. In order to accommodate this growth, the City officially adopted The Swift Current Official Community Plan (OCP) on May 21, 2019.
The current Municipal Development Plan (Official Community Plan) was adopted in 2003, and outlines the current physical, environmental, economic, social and cultural development policies of the City. This document has been amended to incorporate new development policy with the following documents:
- City of Swift Current Expansion Planning Project – Crosby Hanna & Associates examined the need for additional, developable land within the boundaries of the City of Swift Current by analyzing the economic climate, population trends, land inventory, and long term future growth plans. (Adopted in 2007)
- Northeast Urban Expansion Area Sector Plan – AECOM completed a Sector Plan to establish new growth patterns and provide future guidance for development in the Northeast area of the City of Swift Current. (Adopted in 2014). The Neighbourhood #2 Land Use Map was amended under Bylaw No. 21 - 2016.
- Swift Current Infill Guidelines – Associated Engineering completed Infill Guidelines to provide guidance as policy guidelines and performance expectations for infill projects, concept plans, and development proposals within mature areas of the City. (Adopted in 2015)
A copy of the current Municipal Development Plan can also be viewed here, along with its associated maps:
Development Plan Bylaw No. 3 - 2003 was amended under Bylaw 19 - 2016 by amending an area of the Development Pattern Map for consistency with Springs Valley Land Use Map.
Bylaw No. 3 - 2003 was further amended by adding the St. Joseph School Site Redevelopment Plan as an addendum to the existing Official Development Plan under Bylaw No. 7 - 2017 and as shown on Schedule "A".