The Cambie Corridor Plan was approved in 2011 and wrapped up the first two phases of the planning program. It set the vision for key properties along major streets and provided a broad strategy for public benefits and spaces, and neighbourhood energy opportunities.
The Cambie Corridor Planning program guides long-term growth in areas along Cambie Street and its surrounding neighbourhoods.
The 19-km line connects residents to jobs, amenities, and services throughout the Corridor and city, linking the area to downtown Vancouver, Richmond, Vancouver International Airport, and to other east-west transit services.
Phase 3 is about providing more housing options for a diverse, growing population and guiding the integration of community amenities and public spaces. Our focus will be to:
Learn about Phase 3 in the details tab and past phases in the background tab.
Learn more about the planning ideas presented at the June 2 & 4 Spring Expo.
Learn about programs for long-term growth in areas along Cambie Street and its adjacent neighbourhoods.
June 2 and 4, 2016 – Drop by one of the sessions to learn more and share your feedback on Corridor considerations like transportation, housing, community amenities, sustainability, and parks and open spaces. The Expo will also include an update on the Phase 3 focus areas and highlight early ideas for unique sites.
Get the Expo details:
Both sessions will include the same information.
View the Spring Expo information displays:
Thank you everyone who filled out our Spring Expo questionnaire. We are now reviewing the comments received, which will help us prepare a draft plan for Cambie Corridor Phase 3. Stay tuned for our feedback summary.
Did you attend the Spring Expo and want to chat more about the Phase 3 Focus Areas? Stop by one of the informal drop-in sessions below to chat with a planner.
March 9, 2016 – In October and November 2015, over 600 Cambie Corridor residents and other stakeholders participated in a series of workshops looking at six local sub-areas within the Cambie Corridor Phase 3 study area. Participants provided input on:
Read a summary of what we heard:
This workshop input, along with other Phase 3 initiatives (like walking tours and stakeholder meetings), will inform our more detailed policy and technical review to determine revised focus areas and draft early policy ideas. This work will lead to further public input in the next steps of the planning process.
October 2015 – The self-guided walking tours highlight a number of existing ground-oriented housing forms, such as townhouses and rowhouses, in different neighbourhoods across the city. These tours are an opportunity to see the options and features that might work well in the Cambie Corridor. We welcome your feedback and comments.
July 22, 2015 – From June 27 to July 9, we attended six resident-led walking tours in the Cambie Corridor. Find out where we went, what we saw, and what we heard.
June 30, 2015 – Over 1,100 people attended our community drop-in sessions to launch Phase 3. Find out what we heard – places you love, hopes, and concerns – in our public consultation highlights.
May 25, 2015 – If you're unable to make it to one of our events, the event materials are available on easy-to-read display boards as PDFs below. We also have opportunities for you to share your community knowledge with us through online asset mapping and through walking tours with our planners – you get a chance to schedule your own tour!
May 8, 2015 – We’re kicking off the Phase 3 planning program with a series of drop-in community sessions. Join us to get an overview of the process, meet the City’s project team, and ask questions.
All three sessions will include the same information and start with a presentation.
April 20, 2015 – Council approved the scope of work for phase 3 of the Cambie Corridor planning program on April 15th, 2015. Stay tuned for events this spring as the program gets underway.
December 2012 – At an open house to discuss public streets and spaces, 150 people attended to explore ideas and strategies to transform Cambie Street into an important green corridor in the city. Comments received at the open house will be incorporated into the public realm plan during Phase 3 of the Cambie Corridor planning program. View the open house information displays in the documents tab.
May 9, 2011 – Council approved the Cambie Corridor Plan (also referred to as Phase 2), which set the vision for key properties along Cambie and other major streets in the Corridor.
January 22, 2010 – Council approved a set of overarching principles to guide planning in the corridor and established an interim rezoning policy for sites around Canada Line stations.
July 28, 2009 – Council approved the Terms of Reference for the three-phase Cambie Corridor Planning Program.
Phase 3 will develop an in-depth plan for the areas within walking distance of rapid transit and explore opportunities to:
The overall Phase 3 study area is from West 16th Avenue to the Fraser River between Oak and Ontario streets.
However, our discussion of potential land use changes will be focused in key areas that are:
The initial focus area will be refined through community dialogue and technical analysis early in Phase 3.
We’ll be going out into the community and meeting residents, business owners, and anyone else interested in the future of the corridor to talk about options and hear your views.
Your ideas and feedback will be important in helping to shape the plan.
In step one, we will:
In step two, we will:
In step three, we will:
In step four, we will:
The Cambie Corridor Plan sets out a long-term vision for growth that will give residents opportunities to live, work, shop, play, and learn in the area.
The plan also reflects a commitment to social diversity and addresses affordable housing issues.
To accomplish these goals, the plan envisions a denser mix of housing and work space with transit and cleaner energy sources. There will be a focus on key amenities, such as shopping, local gathering places, improved parks, community facilities, and civic spaces.
Job space will be focused strategically in neighbourhood centres, existing shopping areas, and areas located close to transit stations.
Phase 1 delivered a set of planning principles (above) for the Cambie Corridor, as well as an interim rezoning policy, adopted by Council on January 22, 2010.
Phase 2 produced the Cambie Corridor Plan, approved by Council May 9, 2011, and repealed the interim rezoning policy.
The plan includes policies on land use, design, and built form for sites along the Corridor's major streets.
Phase 3 builds on Phase 2, focusing on land use and new housing opportunities for the surrounding neighbourhoods that are within walking distance of Canada Line stations (existing and future).
This phase will also deliver:
Policies and land use changes developed and approved in Phase 3 will be added to the Cambie Corridor Plan.
The profile highlights key aspects of the Cambie Corridor. Use this background information to inform your discussions during the planning process.
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