January 2017 open house: draft local area plan for the Flats
In January we presented a summary of the draft plan. Learn more about the draft plan in our open house information displays:
Questionnaire: What do you think about the options for a Prior-Venables replacement?
We asked for your ideas and concerns about the options for replacing the Prior-Venables arterial street in the False Creek Flats (2 MB) in an online questionnaire from March 31 to April 18. Your responses will help us to shape the future of the False Creek Flats.
March 31 open house: discuss options for a new arterial street in the Flats
We invited you to learn about and discuss the options for replacing the Prior-Venables arterial street in the False Creek Flats (2 MB). The planning work is part of a strategy to remove conflicts between the street network and rail lines.
Open house and online survey: review the emerging directions
We hosted an open house on February 4, 2016, and an online survey from February 4 to 29, for you to share your thoughts about the emerging directions of the False Creek Flats Plan. Your responses will help develop a framework for the draft plan and economic development strategy that will guide the future of the Flats.
We formed the emerging directions based on reviewing the Phase 1 summary of public input with members from other City departments and the Vancouver Economic Commission. Check back for future open house events.
Summary of what we heard in Phase 1
Our Phase 1 public consultation in spring and summer 2015 included a launch event, six topic workshops, seminars for local businesses, onsite appearances, and online survey. Thank you to all who participated.
On October 8, 2015, we gave a summary presentation of what we heard in Phase 1.
Your feedback and ideas on what we need to address for a successful False Creek Flats Plan, and on potential solutions to area challenges and opportunities, will help frame our planning work on Phase 2 – the emerging directions for the plan.
Read our summary of public input:
Workshops: questions, challenges, and opportunities in the Flats
In June 2015, nearly 200 stakeholders participated in a series of six topic workshops to help our planning team:
- Identify the big questions that we need to address for a successful plan
- Brainstorm potential solutions to the challenges and opportunities in the area
- Frame the conversation in the False Creek Flats planning process
Topics included employment, innovation, transportation, food, arts and culture, and public space.
Your comments were documented and mapped and they'll help frame the issues, challenges, and opportunities we'll explore in the planning process. View the collection of maps and comments below.
We launched the False Creek Flats planning process on May 27, 2015, complete with a food truck and Flats-brewed beer. Event guests met neighbours and local businesses, and learned about the area's history, diverse economy, and unique industrial character. Guests also found out how to get involved to help shape the future of the area.
View the information displays from this event (15 MB)