Few areas of life haven’t been been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and that includes the approval process for rezoning and development.
Urban planning in Vancouver
News on major planning projects across Metro Vancouver, such as local area plans.
In the City of Vancouver, a number of major planning processes are underway, including the Northeast False Creek plan, which will see the removal of the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts, and a new neighbourhood developed with thousands of homes, retail and park space.
The False Creek Flats area will also transform dramatically in the coming years. St. Paul's Hospital will relocate from Burrard Street to a new location off Station Street, and a new arterial road will connect Clark Drive to Pacific Boulevard.
Oakridge Centre will undergo a dramatic transformation from a traditional shopping centre to a mixed-use, high-density neighbourhood with expanded retail space, thousands of new homes and civic amenities.
In downtown Vancouver, the impact of the West End Plan is already clear, with new tower proposals on Davie and Robson streets. Several high-end luxury towers are proposed for West Georgia between Denman and Cardero as well, including on the site of White Spot, and on Alberni Street.
Wesgroup Properties is preparing to redevelop the Coronation Park neighbourhood in Port Moody, where it has assembled over 50 single-family homes.
Sapperton Green will transform the area around Braid SkyTrain station in New Westminster into a transit-oriented, master-planned community.
Beedie Living has released a ‘preliminary artistic vision’ of its Fraser Mills development, a future waterfront community with more than 5,000 homes.
Two concepts surface for the Bay Parkade site in downtown Vancouver, and one could include a new tallest building.
Darwin Construction’s development in North Vancouver, which will see the replacement of the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre, continues to advance, with the announcement of new seniors housing.
The owners of Capilano Mall in North Vancouver are planning for redevelopment and have launched a public engagement effort.
Century Group has begun construction on the Southlands project in Tsawwassen, a 530-acre “agrihood” with its own self-sustaining farm.
A development application to the City of Coquitlam has been filed to redevelop the site into a mixed-use project with six residential towers.
White Rock has developed a Waterfront Enhancement Strategy to guide improvements over the next 10 to 20 years, including a possible funicular, improvements to the pier and more pedestrian-friendly areas on Marine Drive.
The south end of the Burrard Street Bridge will be transformed into a dramatic gateway with 6,000 homes in 11 towers developed by the Squamish Nation.
An ambitious plan to bring a complete, high-density community of 30,000 residents called WeTown to an Abbotsford hillside has been unveiled.
The two parcels are in the heart of Burke Mountain, a growth area in Northeast Coquitlam envisioned as a complete community, with upwards of 50,000 residents, a thriving commercial village and abundant community and recreational amenities.
The City of Vancouver is gauging interest in allowing more housing in low-density neighbourhoods, but admits there are challenges with duplexes and basement suites.
The concept for a redesign of Gastown’s Blood Alley Square was revealed at a recent open house hosted by the City of Vancouver.