Community discussions on the newly revised draft plan
December 18, 2013 – During November and December 2013, the Marpole planning team hosted a number of events to share the revisions made to the draft Marpole Community Plan, and to give the community opportunities to learn more, ask the planners questions, and share their feedback and concerns. Find out what we heard and view the presentation from the Dialogue Sessions.
November 7, 2013 – Explore the recent changes and details of the Marpole Community Plan. We have created plan highlights which you can explore above. Full draft policy details relating to housing, transportation, parks, community facilities, arts and culture, heritage and more, can be found under the Documents tab.
October 30, 2013 – For the past 18 months, we've been working with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders on a new community plan for Marpole. In June 2013, we received community feedback on a draft Marpole Community Plan. Since then, we've made some changes and will continue to work with the community on creating a successful new plan.
To learn more, join us at any of the following events:
Drop-in for a one-on-one discussion with the planners:
- Wednesday, November 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
- Friday, November 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm, Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
- Wednesday, November 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
- Friday, November 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm, St. Augustine's Church
- Tuesday, November 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm, St. Augustine's Church
- Wednesday, November 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
- Tuesday, December 3, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, St. Augustine's Church
- Wednesday, December 4, 10:00am - 1:00pm, St. Augustine's Church
All materials from the coffee talks are available in the Documents tab.
Help us spread the word about the coffee shop series:
Community Dialogue Sessions
Come to a presentation by City staff and follow-up dialogue session:
- Saturday, November 30, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
- Saturday, December 7, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Both sessions will include the same presentation.
Due to room capacity limits, registration is required. Register or find more information on the event:
Kitchen Table Talks
Staff are also available to meet with small groups of residents, businesses or organizations (10-20 people) in your community. If you'd like to arrange an informal small group session with the planners, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council's motion on next steps for the community plans
September 27, 2013 – On September 25, 26, and 27, Council met to discuss the "Community Plans: Next Steps" report. On the final day, Council passed a motion to defer the Marpole Community Plan for additional consultation, to be considered by Council no later than March 31, 2014.
View feedback on the draft plan
September 20, 2013 – In June 2013, the City hosted three open houses on the draft Marpole Community Plan. Community members provided their feedback via questionnaire (on paper or online), discussions with staff, and comments on sticky notes. Find out what we heard and view the results of the feedback.
Answers to frequently heard questions about the draft plan, in English and Chinese
September 20, 2013 – Get answers to your questions about the draft plan, in English and Chinese. Read our bulletin that responds to questions we frequently heard in the feedback. Bulletin topics include:
- Zoning and rezoning
- Neighbourhood character
- Housing affordability
- Property tax
- Infrastructure and amenities
Staff to update Council on next steps for community plans
September 17, 2013 – Staff published the report "Community Plans: Next Steps" about the process and next steps for community planning work in Downtown Eastside, Grandview-Woodland, Marpole, and West End. Council will discuss this report on Wednesday, September 25 at 9:30am, at the City Finance and Services Committee meeting.
Council directs staff to review community plan schedule
August 1, 2013 – On Tuesday, July 23 Council directed staff to review the schedule for the four Community Plan processes currently underway.
Staff will look at progress to date and feedback gathered through the consultation process so far, in order to identify options for possible additional steps and a revised timeline and budget for each of the four plans. Staff will present a report and recommendations to Council on this matter in late September.
The staff report will be available online prior to the meeting and community members will have the opportunity to provide comment on in writing (via mail or email) or in person, on the day of the meeting.
Details on the specific meetings dates and times will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Thank you for your feedback on the draft Marpole Community Plan!
July 9, 2013 – On Wednesday, June 26, the City held its third and final open house on the draft plan directions for Marpole. All of the open house boards are available in the Documents tab.
The questionnaire related to draft plan directions is now closed. Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback. The comments collected will be used to make further refinements to the final version of the Marpole Community Plan.
Thin Street project no longer on the table in Marpole Community Plan
June 24, 2013 – On Saturday, June 22, the City hosted an open house on the Marpole Community Plan. Part of the open house was set aside to hear the opinions of residents from Marpole regarding the Thin Streets idea, which originated during public consultation by the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability. Specifically, the City was seeking feedback on a potential Thin Street pilot project on Ash Street, between West 59th Avenue and West 64th Avenue.
At the open house, and in the days leading up to it, residents told us they did not support the Thin Streets concept on Ash Street, and in Marpole in general. As such, we will no longer be pursuing a Thin Streets project in the Marpole area and the idea will not be included in the upcoming community plan. We very much appreciate you taking the time to respectfully let us know your thoughts.
What do you think about the draft plan directions?
June 21, 2013 – If you’re not able to attend one of our open houses (June 22, 24, 26) or would prefer to provide input in the comfort of your own home, this is your chance. Share your views on the draft plan directions for Marpole in our online questionnaire.
The questionnaire closed on July 7, 2013
Open houses on draft plan directions
Join us at an open house to review the draft plan directions. It's another opportunity to offer your feedback for the final Marpole Community Plan. A community plan only happens once every 30 years. Help shape your community's future!
Event date : Saturday, June 22, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 8138 Granville Street Storefront (at West 65th Avenue)
Event date: Monday, June 24, 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, 1305 West 70th Avenue
Event date: Wednesday, June 26, 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 West 59th Avenue
What you thought about our emerging strategies
May 16, 2013 – Recently, we held several workshops and open houses to get your input on the emerging strategies for the Marpole Community Plan. We also had a questionnaire for you and your neighbours to tell us what you liked, or where you’d like to see some changes. Find out what we heard at these sessions and the results of the questionnaire in the links below. Your comments will be used to further refine the emerging strategies as we move towards finalizing the Marpole Community Plan. But before then, stay tuned as we’ll be back out in June with a draft plan to get your input!
What do you think about our emerging strategies for this plan?
March 5, 2013 – We have now completed our second and final open house on March 4, 2013. Weren’t able to attend? No problem. All of the open house boards are available under the 'documents' tab. You can share your thoughts on the planning process so far by completing our questionnaire.
The questionnaire closed on April 1, 2013.
What we heard from the Street-to-Park information Session on Marpole Park
February 25, 2013 – In January 2013, we asked residents what they thought about converting a street around Marpole or “Triangle” Park into more park space. Visit the Documents tab to find out what your neighbours and others told us.
City planning staff engage with a diverse group of residents
February 2013 – Staff were in the community, meeting with specific groups that face challenges to participate in our public events, such as open houses. Our Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking staff met with over 200 residents, including youth, seniors, Chinese and Taiwanese residents, immigrants, and the Aboriginal community. We translated our planning materials in Chinese.
Open houses and workshops on emerging strategies for the plan
February 15, 2013 – Since we started the community planning process in April 2012, we have been out in the community listening to what you have had to say on a range of topics that affect your neighbourhood. Now it's time to shape the draft plan before it is completed in June.
Come to one of our open houses or workshops in late February or March to share your thoughts!
Feb 28, 2013 – Housing workshop (George Pearson)
March 2, 2013 – Open house (storefront at Granville and West 65th Avenue)
March 4, 2013 – Open house (Laurier Elementary School)
March 6, 2013 – Transportation workshop (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)
March 13, 2013 – Parks and Open Spaces workshop (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)
What we heard from the Street-to-Park information sessions on Ebisu and Shaughnessy Parks
January 18, 2013 – At our two information sessions in November 2012, we asked residents what they thought about converting a street into more park space to expand Ebisu Park and Shaughnessy Park. Check the Documents tab to find out what your neighbours and others told us.
Street-to-Park information session on Marpole Park
January 10, 2013 – In December 2012, we held information sessions to hear what residents thought about converting a street into more park space to expand Ebisu Park and Shaughnessy Park. At these sessions, many also suggested expanding Marpole Park.
Join us at an information session to learn more about the idea of transforming a street around Marpole Park into more park space, offer your feedback and imagine what you'd do with more park space.
Marpole Park Street-to-Park Info Session
Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10 am – 12 noon
Marpole Park (West 72nd Avenue and Cartier Street)
- See maps of the proposed expansion areas on the Details tab
The comment form closed on February 11, 2013.