Heather Street Lands

Heather Street Land planning project

This comprehensive planning program will help us create a policy statement to guide the future development of the Heather Street Lands (previously referred to as the RCMP Fairmont Lands).

The program is being developed at the request of the Heather Street Lands owners, Canada Lands Company, and the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Partnership.

About the Heather Street Lands 

The Heather Street Lands are 8.5-hectares (21-acres) in size located between 33rd Avenue and 37th Avenue at Heather Street. The planning process will include many opportunities for residents, community members, and stakeholders to offer feedback and ideas.

Our Policy Statement will establish principles and objectives relating to a range of topics, including:

  • Land use
  • Density
  • Height
  • Public benefits
  • Transportation
  • Built form and character
  • Heritage
  • Sustainability
  • Development phasing

The Policy Statement will be presented for Council’s consideration at the end of the process and, if adopted, used to inform any future rezoning of the Lands.

October 2016

We asked you to share your vision and help shape the future of the site in a short online survey, available from October 18 to 31. Your input will help inform the policy statement which will guide the development. Thank you to everyone who participated! We're now analyzing the feedback we received and preparing a summary.

We offered a walking tour of the Heather Street Lands on October 13 for you to explore the site and shape your personal vision for the area. We invited you to open houses on October 15 and 17 to share your ideas (the October 15 open house was followed by a visioning workshop).

View the open house information displays:

July 2016

City Council approved a planning program for the Heather Street Lands designed to engage the community and develop a policy statement to guide potential redevelopment of the site.

Fairmont Lands Policy Planning Program PDF file (4 MB)

Typical steps to create a policy statement

Major projects process (12 months)

  1. Hold the first open house to launch the planning process.
  2. Conduct initial outreach meetings with residents and the community.
  3. Work with residents and the community to establish draft planning principles.
  4. Develop concept plans based on planning principles.
  5. Hold the second open house for the community to review and give feedback on planning principles and concepts.
  6. Refine the principles and concepts based on the community's feedback.
  7. Hold a town hall meeting with the community and City councillors.
  8. Draft area policies.
  9. Hold the third open house for the community to review and give feedback on the concept plan and draft principles.
  10. Refine concept and planning principles.
  11. Present policies to Council for approval.
  12. If supported, progress to rezoning process.

Rezoning process (12-18 months)

  1. Submit a rezoning enquiry (property owner)
  2. Submit a rezoning application (property owner)
  3. Hold a public information meeting
  4. Evaluate and make recommendations on application (City staff)
  5. Approve, conditionally approve, or refuse the application (City staff)

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