1996 – Rutland is recognized as one of four key urban centre in the Official Community Plan.
2000 - The Rutland Town Centre Transportation Plan
The Rutland Town Centre Transportation Plan is approved by City Council, including a plan for the extension of Shepherd Road from Dougall Road to Asher Road. The plan included a series of public consultations through stakeholder meetings, open houses and letters to local property owners.
2004 - Rutland Height and Massing Study
As a result of the Rutland Height and Massing study, Council adopted amendments to the Official Community Plan and the Zoning Bylaw in 2005 to support the concept of taller buildings in the Rutland Town Centre. Taller buildings were to be implemented through zoning within specific areas of the Rutland Town Centre. Council also adopted an amendment to the OCP to provide a tax incentive for new development within the commercial core of the Rutland Town Centre through a Tax Incentive Program, including the Rutland Tax Incentive Area Map .
2004 - The Central Okanagan Smart Transit Plan
Local governments of the Central Okanagan worked closely with BC Transit and the Ministry of Transportation to develop a Transit Plan for the region called The Central Okanagan Smart Transit Plan.
A series of workshops and open houses took place between January and October 2004 to discuss various options for transit exchange locations within the community.
2005 - Rutland Transit Centre Design Charrette
Following the completion of the Central Okanagan Smart Transit Plan, the City hosted a design exercise with community stakeholders to explore options for the future redevelopment of the Rutland Town Centre. A key idea coming out of the charrette was the potential for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) centred on a transit exchange within the Town Centre.
2008 - Rutland Urban Streetscape Plan
More than 22 community members participated in a workshop to help develop a streetscape plan. Working with a consultant, participants looked at ways to promote pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety while enhancing the identity of the Town Centre.
2009 - Market Assessment
The Uptown Rutland Business Association and the City formed partnership to undertake a market assessment for the Rutland Town Centre. The main objective was to develop a strategy to stimulate investment in businesses and land development within the study area.
2010 - June Rutland Town Centre Workshop
The City hosted the first phase of the Rutland Revitalization strategy to formulate an urban design concept for the Rutland Town Centre.
2012/2013 - Construction of Rutland Transit Improvements
A $4.5 million investment in Rutland which includes new bus pull-outs on Highway 33, Dougall Road pedestrian improvements and an extension of Shepherd Road to accommodate enhanced transit service to the Rutland area.