Our Official Plan, along with our growth management strategy, gives us a roadmap to follow in managing future growth, land uses and environmental protection.

On this page:

  1. Updating the Official Plan
  2. About the plan
  3. 2014 Official Plan
  4. Secondary Plans

Updating the Official Plan

We're updating our Official Plan. The Official Plan is a long-term strategy for how Kitchener will grow. It explains what types of housing will be built and where, as well as everything else that’s needed for our growing community.

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About the plan

Prepared with input from the community, the plan sets out goals and policies to help us coordinate our future planning and development to ensure both meet the specific needs of the community.

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


2014 Official Plan

We update our 2014 Official Plan document to include modifications and portions of the Plan that are not if effect due to deferrals.

Staff prepared an explanatory note that includes the context of these documents:

  • Region of Waterloo Notice of Decision – November 19, 2014
  • Region of Waterloo Notice of Decision – January 18, 2017
  • LPAT decision – March 21, 2019
  • LPAT decision – July 16, 2019

Use the links below to find the Official Plan maps:


Secondary Plans

Our 10 Secondary Plans were not part of the review and approval of Official Plan Amendment No. 103 and are not part of our 2014 Official Plan.

After we complete the Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations (PARTS) project and other planning review processes are complete, we intend to review the Secondary Plans and bring them into the 2014 Official Plan. Until that time, please reference the 1994 Official Plan for lands covered in the Secondary Plans. Links are available below.