Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Review

Joyce-Collingwood Station
Photograph by Pictometry International Corp.

The City is reviewing the area around Joyce-Collingwood Station to:

  • Update policies adopted in 1987 as part of the Joyce Station Area Plan
  • Consider changes to the area’s sidewalk, road, and cycling networks that respond to upgrades at the SkyTrain station and bus exchange

As part of the review, we will explore:

  • Land use, density, and building forms
  • Transportation - improved safety and connections for people walking, cycling, driving, and taking transit
  • Improved public spaces
  • Amenities needed to support additional population

May 2016

The Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Review is nearly completed and we will be reporting results to Council in June. We will be at the Collingwood Days Festival. Come talk with us to learn about the Draft Station Precinct Plan.

Collingwood Days Festival

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Carleton Elementary School (3250 Kingsway)

April 2016

We sent a newsletter (1 MB) in late March to provide an update on the progress of Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Plan. The newsletter included details on two opportunities to provide information, answer questions, and improve understanding about the Station Precinct Plan.

Illustration of plans for Joyce-Collingwood Station PrecinctWhat is the plan?

The Station Precinct Plan will encourage more transit-supportive, mixed-use, walkable development around the SkyTrain station. New building forms will unify the blocks immediately around the station with Collingwood Village and transition from taller buildings at the station down to the single-family areas. Improved pedestrian linkages and expanded opportunities for an active local shopping street will create a more physically and socially connected neighbourhood.

The plan will provide new opportunities for housing, including affordable housing, and a strategy to meet the broader needs of existing and future residents.

We held an open house on April 13 to share the proposed zoning changes to permit duplex, townhouse, and four-storey apartment buildings in the transition area, and to take questions.

We held a learning session on April 6 to provide an overview of the plan and have in-depth discussions on

  • Transportation and pedestrian connections
  • Housing affordability
  • Amenities
  • Building types and heights

February 2016

We held open houses on February 3 and 6 to discuss

  1. A preferred option for new development to be recommended as part of the rezoning policy for the Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Plan
  2. Draft policies on key topics such as housing and commercial uses

View the open house information displays:

At the February 3 open house, many people had common questions, and in response we provided a frequently asked questions and answers document at the second open house held February 6.

We asked what you thought of the preferred land use option and draft rezoning policy for the Joyce-Collingwood area in an online questionnaire from February 3 to March 4. Thanks to everyone who provided their feedback.

Past updates

Policy documents

Public consultation documents

April 2016

February 2016

October 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

December 2014

Update policies adopted in 1987 as part of the Joyce Station Area Plan

The Joyce Station Area Plan (1987) resulted in the development of many new building types in the area, such as those in Collingwood Village. Nearly 30 years later, the plan’s policies are being revisited.

The City’s Transportation 2040 Plan contains directions to “prioritize and encourage a dense and diverse mix of services, amenities, jobs, and housing types in areas well served by frequent, high-capacity transit.” Creating policy that would guide the creation of new housing options, shops, and amenities near Joyce-Collingwood Station will help to achieve this direction.

SkyTrain station upgrades and BC Parkway improvements

TransLink is upgrading Joyce-Collingwood Station to improve passenger capacity, accessibility, safety, and comfort. The upgrades will mean changes to how transit users access the station, and it may mean changes for both drivers and pedestrians in the area.

The station upgrade will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will begin in 2015, and will include expanding the station house on the east side of Joyce Street and relocating the kiss and ride facility. Phase 2 will include the construction of a new bus loop on the east side of Joyce Street, as well as, an upgrade to the BC Parkway multi-use trail, separating trail users from vehicles. The date for beginning Phase 2 is to be determined.

Review process steps

  1. Program start-up
  2. Develop guiding principles and create options
  3. Evaluate and refine options
  4. Finalize recommended options and report to Council

Current land use and development guidelines

The City initiated the advanced light rapid transit planning program in 1981 in response to the first SkyTrain line, the Expo Line. The Joyce Station Area Plan was adopted in 1987, which led to revised zoning and design guidelines for development near Joyce Station to address SkyTrain impacts.

Major development studies and reports

Learn about major developments near Joyce-Collingwood Station.

 

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Contact a planning analyst

Michelle Yip

Phone: 604.873.7727

JoyceStationReview
@vancouver.ca
 

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Learn about the station upgrades

Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain Station

TransLink is increasing passenger capacity and improving accessibility at Joyce-Collingwood Station.

Visit TransLink's project webpage