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Tents along Carrall Street during the Northeast False Creek Area Plan Block Party event

Get involved and provide feedback about Northeast False Creek

Northeast False Creek will be a destination for people from all over Vancouver, and we want your help creating an area plan that guides development.

Over the past year, thousands of residents have participated in events, online surveys, and provided feedback.

There's still time for you to add your voice! Join us in fall 2017 to learn about the refined area plan, including the future street network and the park design process, before the plan is presented to City Council for consideration in early 2018.

We commit to listening to your input, showing you what we heard, and highlighting how we were able to integrate that feedback into the area plan.

What do you think of the Refined Area Plan?

Share your thoughts in our questionnaire, closing Sunday, December 3.

Your feedback will help us further refine the policies and designs as we prepare to take the plan to City Council for in early 2018.

Before you start, have you read our Refined Area Plan open house information displays?

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nefc@vancouver.ca

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Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • Summer 2016

    Phase 1: Background study

    • What we did: Reviewed previous plans, reports, and related policies, and formed the Northeast False Creek (NEFC) Stewardship and Park Design advisory groups
    • What we created: Project community engagement strategy, timeline, website, and materials
  • Fall 2016 and
    winter 2017

    Phase 2: Emerging area plan directions

    • What we did: Launched a public consultation process, identified ideas, interests, and opportunities in the planning area, and prepared emerging area plan directions
    • Who we consulted with: The public, NEFC Stewardship Group, Park Design Advisory Committee, other civic advisory committees, and an expert panel
    • What we created based on feedback: Area plan emerging directions informed by community values, City priorities, and landowner objectives
  • Spring and
    summer 2017

    Phase 3: Draft area plan

    • What we did: Drafted the area plan, including street and park designs
    • Who we consulted with: The public, NEFC Stewardship Group, Park Design Advisory Group, other civic advisory committees
    • What we created based on feedback: Refined Area Plan informed by what we heard, City priorities, and landowner objectives
  • Fall 2017 and
    winter 2018

    Phase 4: Refined area plan review

  • We are here
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    • Who we'll consult with: The public and stakeholders
    • What we'll create based on feedback: Final area plan package
    • What we'll do: Present the plan to City Council to consider and approve in January 2018
  • Future

    Build the new street network, present the park design to the Park Board to consider and approve, and present the development site rezoning applications to City Council to consider and approve

What we heard during our Phase 3 consultation

people went to topic-specific workshops
people went to the block party and roadshows
responses to our online consultation

Design

There was a strong focus on the density and overall design of the area, incorporation of parks, plazas, and green space, and the preservation of views to the water, mountains, and BC Place stadium. Additional topics included honoring the rich history of the area, enduring the right balance of community amenities, as well as ensuring opportunities for local and small-scale business.

Housing and liveability

There was an overwhelming interest in the provision of social housing with a focus on seniors, families, and those in core need. This was followed by general concerns around affordability, neighbourhood amenities including childcare, schools, and recreation opportunities, and a focus on family and artist housing.

Connectivity

Respondents were concerned with how people will move to and through the Northeast False Creek area by vehicle, bicycle, and on foot. There was also concern around the phasing of the viaduct removal including construction impacts and timing. There was also focus on bicycle infrastructure, public transit and the design of Pacific Blvd.

Experiences

This related to how users will experience the neighbourhood – with a focus on event and performance space, recreation space, community gardens, and public gathering spaces.

Sustainability 

There were many comments offering suggestions on how to make Northeast False Creek the most sustainable neighbourhood in the city, including: using solar glass on buildings, increased certification standards, sustainable transportation models, and planning for sea level rise and climate change.

Access and inclusion

Respondents wanted to ensure that Northeast False Creek and the new public spaces were welcoming to all, including the most vulnerable members of the community. There is a strong desire to see lively, programmable public spaces, and access to local, healthy, affordable food.

Past events and outreach

Date Event Documents
Summer 2017 Block party and roadshow about the draft area plan

Draft area plan open house information displays PDF file (9 MB)

Draft area plan open house summary sheets PDF file (4 MB)

Draft area plan open house summary sheets (Traditional Chinese) PDF file (4 MB)

Park design concept information displays PDF file (21 MB)

Park design concept summary sheet PDF file (7 MB)

Park design concept summary sheet (Traditional Chinese) PDF file (7 MB)

Street network traffic simulation video External website

Spring 2017 Reports from stakeholder workshops

Chinatown workshop summary  (2 MB)

Phase 1 Consultation Report: Ideas, Interests, and Opportunities PDF file (15 MB)

Winter 2017 Open houses and pop-up planning shop about emerging directions for the area plan Open house information displays  (11 MB)

Street illustrations before and after  (4 MB)

Presentation on early directions for the park design (streamed February 2 on Facebook) External website

Events and entertainment workshop summary  (4 MB)

Fall 2016 Open houses and road shows to share information and receive public feedback

Reports from stakeholder workshops:

  • Great streets
  • Sustainability
  • Housing
  • Arts and culture
  • Downtown skateboard plaza survey

Parks and open space (to come)

Open house information displays PDF file (11 MB)

Great streets study PDF file (8 MB)

Great streets workshop summary PDF file (5 MB)

Sustainability summary report PDF file (1 MB)

Housing summary report PDF file (1 MB)

Arts and culture summary report PDF file (1 MB)

Downtown skateboard plaza survey report PDF file (5 MB)

Fall 2015 Council meeting and decision to replace the viaducts with a ground-level street network Staff report PDF file (4MB) 

Meeting video 

Summer 2015 Booths at eight community events to share findings of the technical analysis of replacing the viaducts Staff presentation  (5 MB)
Spring 2014 Public open house to share information on the rezoning of 998 Expo Boulevard Open house information displays (City)  (5 MB)

Open house information displays (Applicant)  (5 MB)

Fall 2013 Public open house to share information on Vancouver School Board's rezoning application of 55 Expo Boulevard for the new International Village school  
Summer 2013 Online questionnaire to gather input to shape the public consultation process for planning Northeast False Creek and False Creek Flats  
January 2013 Videos to summarize proposed concept for the viaducts and surrounding land Video 1: Exploring a New Direction External website

Video 2: Transportation Analysis External website

Summer 2012 Public consultation to gather input on the viaducts conceptual plan, including presentations to a wide range of stakeholders, three public open houses (1,000 attendees), and an online presentation (15,00 views) Public consultation summary PDF file (546 KB)
February 2012 Public open house to share information on the rezoning of 800 Griffiths Way (Rogers Arena) Open house information displays PDF file (1 MB)
Fall 2011 Ideas competition Re:CONNECT to call on the public and local and international designers to imagine new possibilities for Northeast False Creek and False Creek Flats Competition entries External website

Summary of key themes PDF file (500 KB)

Summer 2011 Public open house to share updates and gather input on Plaza of Nations site planning Open house information displays PDF file (22 MB)
February 2011 Public information session to share information and gather input on gaming in Vancouver Open house information displays PDF file (2 MB)
Fall 2010 Public open house to gather input on recommendations to manage Northeast False Creek event noise impacts on livability Open house information displays PDF file (3.5 MB)
Spring 2010 Facilitated meetings with community representatives, Concord Pacific, and City staff to explore options for future development of the park and adjacent lands Summary report PDF file (3.5 MB)
Fall 2009 Public open house to gather input on last two proposed directions for the future of Northeast False Creek Open house information displays PDF file (8 MB)
Winter/spring 2009 Public open house to gather input on first four proposed directions for the future of Northeast False Creek Open house information displays PDF file (6.5 MB)

Public comment summary PDF file (44 KB)

2006 Three public workshops by Vancouver Park Board to develop a concept plan for Creekside Park North Concept plan PDF file (2 MB)

Meet our community committees

Stewardship Group

Park Design Advisory Group

Documents and studies

View the policies, strategies, studies, and public feedback that have shaped Northeast False Creek.