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.
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.
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.
SFU is seeking public input on the future development of the Burnaby campus, including academic buildings, residential and the gondola.
Developer Modern Green Canada is preparing to submit a rezoning application for the Oakridge Transit Centre site, which could see up to 1,425 homes.
Vancouver city council will vote on an emergency interim zoning policy today that could halt applications to build new strata condominiums along the future SkyTrain corridor to UBC.
The owners of Coquitlam Centre set to embark on a major redevelopment project, transforming the suburban shopping centre into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development. Morguard Investments, on behalf of Pension Fund Realty, plans to redevelop Coquitlam Centre in several phases over the next 60 years. Phase one is a 16-acre area in the northeast corner of […]
The formal rezoning application for the new St. Paul’s Hospital campus in the False Creek Flats has been filed, offering more detail on plans for the 18.4-acre site. It will include: A new hospital and integrated health care campus; Commercial, office, hotel, institutional use providing a variety of health-related support functions; Secured rental residential to […]
Detailed design guidelines for the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre have been released, with stunning new renderings of Vancouver’s most anticipated project. The redevelopment of the 28-acre Oakridge Centre by QuadReal and Westbank will add 2,548 new residential units, or 2.7 million new square feet of residential space. Over 800,000 sq ft of new retail space […]
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has partnered with Darwin Construction on development of the North Shore Innovation District — a 45-acre site located off Dollarton Highway near the Maplewood industrial area. The development will mix office space, light industrial, retail, education facilities, and housing. Approximately 4,500 jobs are expected to be created in the Innovation District by […]
The City of Vancouver wants to put the brakes on the redevelopment of Chinatown with market condominiums, by reversing course on previous policy allowing taller buildings along Main Street. A new report recommends revoking the rezoning policy enacted in 2011, and prohibiting any new buildings above 90′, or roughly nine storeys. Development site widths will […]
Only projects with 100 per cent social or supportive housing will be considered under interim rezoning policy The City of Vancouver wants to curb land speculation along the Broadway Corridor, ahead of the extension of the Millennium SkyTrain line westward to Arbutus Street — and eventually, UBC. The city is developing a new plan for […]
Historic Fairmont Building on Heather Lands will be moved— or demolished The City of Vancouver is expected to approve a plan for the Heather Lands, guiding the redevelopment of the former RCMP operations centre. The plan is being developed at the request of the Heather Street Lands owners: Canada Lands Company and the Musqueam, Squamish […]