Official Plan


Kitchener's Official Plan goes hand-in-hand with our growth management strategy, serving as a roadmap for us to follow in managing our future growth, land uses, and environmental protection.

Prepared with input from the community, the plan contains objectives and policies to assist us in coordinating our future planning and development, to ensure both meet the specific needs of the community.

Although the Official Plan is concerned mainly with land use and physical development of the city, it also aims to balance the social, economic and environmental interests of the community.

City of Kitchener Official Plan: A Complete & Healthy Kitchener (2014)

The attached Explanatory Note, in conjunction with the attached City of Kitchener Official Plan, is intended to provide the reader with a “consolidated” version of the Plan that shows portions of the Plan that are not in effect as a result of a deferral of the Regional and LPAT decisions and/or an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) (formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board). For details regarding modifications, deferrals and/or appeals, the reader is advised to refer to the Regional Notices of Decision dated November 19, 2014, January 18, 2017, the LPAT Decision dated March 21, 2019, and the summary of appeals. Please note that Secondary Plans are not yet included in this Official Plan and reference should be made to the 1994 Official Plan (information contained in the next section titled Secondary Plans).  

City of Kitchener Official Plan (2014):

Official Plan Maps:

(Please note some maps are still being revised to reflect LPAT Notice of Decision and will be updated shortly.)

Secondary Plans

The City's ten (10) Secondary Plans were deferred as part of the review and approval of Official Plan Amendment No. 103 and do not form part of the new Official Plan (2014). It is intended that after the Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations Project (PARTS) is completed and other planning review processes have taken place, that the Secondary Plans will be reviewed and brought into the 2014 Official Plan. Until that time, reference should be had to the 1994 Official Plan for lands located within the Secondary Plans.

For ease of reference, links to those sections of the 1994 Official Plan are noted below:

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