By City of Vancouver
The City is reviewing the area around Joyce-Collingwood Station to:
As part of the review, we will explore:
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.
See a model that shows the future buildout of the station precinct area in the draft plan.
We asked for your feedback about the proposed policy directions for the Joyce Street area in an online questionnaire from February 7 to 26. Thank you to everyone who participated.
We held open houses on February 4 and 8 so you could share additional input on new opportunities for affordable housing, public realm, and transportation on Joyce Street (Euclid Ave to Kingsway). We presented proposed policies and feedback we received from the December 2016 open houses. Your feedback will help shape the recommendations we present to Council.
We held open houses on December 3 and 6 to ask for your feedback on new opportunities for affordable housing, public realm, and transportation on Joyce Street (Euclid Ave to Kingsway).
On November 15, Council approved:
Following the approval of the Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Plan, Council requested additional consultation to explore:
We asked what you thought about these new opportunities in an online questionnaire that closed on January 10, 2017. Thank you to everyone who participated. We are currently summarizing the feedback we received.
Council approved amendments to the Zoning and Development Bylaw at a public hearing on September 20 to add two new zoning districts proposed by the Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Plan.
Some properties within the Plan area were rezoned to RM-7AN to allow for duplexes/townhouses, and to RM-9BN to allow for apartments. These zoning changes will help implement the Plan by allowing for more housing in close proximity to rapid transit.
Applications under the new zoning may now be submitted.
Council approved the Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Plan (10 MB) on June 28 with amendments. The amendments are on pages 9 to 12 of the meeting minutes.
The next major step for Council is to consider proposed amendments to the Zoning and Development Bylaw at an upcoming public hearing. The proposed amendments would rezone several areas to allow the future possibility of townhouses and 4-storey apartments.
We presented the plan to Council at the June 14 regular Council meeting. Council referred the plan to the June 15 Standing Committee on City Finance and Services meeting to hear from speakers.
We held a public event on June 1 to talk about the draft plan and share a 3D model of the future buildout of the area.
We participated in the Collingwood Days Festival that was held on May 28 to talk about the draft plan and share a 3D model of the future buildout of the area.
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.
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
We held open houses on February 3 and 6 to discuss
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.
We held an open house on October 21 about future options for Joyce-Collingwood, including:
View the open house information displays:
We asked for your thoughts on three options for future development in the area in an online questionnaire from October 21 to November 29. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts on options for future development in the area.
Planners and Talk Vancouver staff visited the Collingwood Neighbourhood House to chat about the future of Joyce-Collingwood. We shared the key ideas and aspirations we've heard so far, with Cantonese and Mandarin interpretation.
We asked for your input about our key ideas and emerging directions for the area (3 MB) in our online questionnaire from July 23 to September 4.
We held two public workshops on June 20 about land use and building form, and improved safety and connections. Participants were invited to explore what they liked or disliked through discussion, and images and illustrations.
We also held an open house on June 3 to share an overview of the review process, introduce our project team, and take questions.
We asked for your input about land use, density, building forms, transportation, and community facilities along Joyce Street and Vanness Avenue in an online questionnaire from June 5 to July 3. Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire. Your feedback helped us to create guiding principles and redevelopment options for the area.
We ran a booth at the May 30 Collingwood Days Festival to introduce you to the precinct review and hear your ideas.
On December 6, we met with representatives of active neighbourhood organizations and agencies for a walking tour. Participants had discussions on the neighbourhood character and identified opportunities and issues that could be addressed in future work.
TransLink hosted an open house on December 1 at Joyce-Collingwood Station for the upcoming station upgrades. The City also attended to introduce the upcoming review of the station area.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about major developments near Joyce-Collingwood Station.