Progress on the implementation of the neighbourhood centre plan
Milestones in the process and community amenities being delivered
October 17, 2016 - Since 2010, implementation of the plan has included improvements to Kingsway, new residential zones, a public benefits strategy, and a public realm plan. Read the progress bulletin for an update on development taking place in the neighbourhood and on community amenities being delivered.
Public Realm Plan available to download
October 17, 2016 - The Norquay Village Public Realm Plan is the last of the implementing policies associated with the Norquay Village Neighbourhood Centre Plan. The Plan (2010) and the Public Benefits Strategy (2013) were adopted by City Council and direction was given at those times to complete the final implementation documents.
Zoning amendments passed by council
January 20, 2016 – After Council heard from speakers and reviewed correspondence, Council approved the proposed zoning amendments to introduce RM-9A/9AN zoning in Norquay. It is anticipated that the zones will be enacted in early February. Applications under the new zoning may now be submitted.
January 19 public hearing: Proposed zoning amendments
January 5, 2016 – As part of implementing the neighbourhood centre plan, Council will consider amendments to the Zoning and Development Bylaw at a public hearing.
Tuesday, January 19
City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor
If approved, the RM-9 and RM-9N districts schedules and guidelines will be amended to include RM-9A and RM-9AN.
Properties in the Apartment Transition Area will be rezoned from RS-1 (One-Family Dwelling) District to RM-9A/9AN (Multiple-Dwelling) Districts to allow for apartments in Norquay Village.
Zoning amendments for the Apartment Transition Area
December 9, 2015 – The staff report on proposed amendments to the Zoning and Development Bylaw for the Apartment Transition Area is now available.
Questionnaire: What do you think about the RM-9A Zone?
October 2, 2015 – Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on the proposed RM-9A Zone, part of the implementation of the neighbourhood centre plan. The feedback we received will be summarized and reported to Council.
September 24, 2015 – Share your thoughts on the proposed RM-9A zone for the Apartment Transition Area in our online questionnaire. The questionnaire ends Thursday, October 1.
Learn about the RM-9A zone in the September 23 open house information displays (900 KB).
September 23 open house: Proposed Apartment Transition Area zone
September 9, 2015 – A new zone (RM-9A) is being proposed for the Apartment Transition Area to allow four-storey apartments and stacked townhouses on specific streets behind Kingsway. Share your feedback and ask questions to City staff. Get the event details:
的柏文公寓過渡區(Apartment Transition Area).
Proposed RM-9A zone / 建議中的 RM-9A 土地分區
A previous version of this map contained an error, and has now been corrected.
Public Realm Plan Cantonese walking tour on August 7
September 2, 2014 – We have posted a summary and photo of what we heard and saw during the walking tour.
Public Realm Plan community workshop on June 16
June 18, 2014 – We have posted presentations, photos, and a summary of what we heard from the workshop.
June 3, 2014 – Explore ideas for plazas, Ravine Way, and other neighbourhood places in Norquay Village at a workshop with City staff and consultants, PWL Landscape Architects.
Learn more and register for the workshop
Public benefits strategy and apartment transition area rezoning policy approved by Council
May 16, 2013 – Council approved the Norquay Neighbourhood Public Benefits Strategy at the City Finance and Services meeting on May 16, 2013. The $101- to $106-million strategy will guide the next 30 years of capital planning and investments in Norquay in two ways:
- Renew existing facilities and infrastructure, such as parks, the Collingwood Library, the neighbourhood fire hall, and aging water and sewer pipes
- Add new facilities and infrastructure, such as childcare, affordable housing, a community facility and open space, a green corridor, and transportation improvements.
At the same meeting, Council also approved the Apartment Transition Area Rezoning Policy to guide rezoning proposals for three- to four-storey low-rise apartments near the Kingsway corridor. The policy focuses on developments that provide a variety of housing options and include sustainable building practices.
New zoning district schedules enacted by Council
May 15, 2013 – Council enacted (gave final approval to) the Norquay RM-7 and RT-11 zones at the May 15, 2013 Council meeting. Applications can now be made under the new zoning regulations for each of the districts. Council also gave final approval to three new guidelines to assist staff and applicants in better understanding the new regulations.
New zoning district schedules referred to April 9 public hearing
March 12, 2013 – Council referred the Norquay RT-11 and RM-7 zones to the April 9, 2013 Public Hearing. If Council approves the new zones after hearing from the public, it is anticipated the zones will be enacted in mid-May enabling applications for the new housing types to be received shortly afterward.
Tell us what you think of the new zones and public benefits strategy
January 25, 2013 – If you are unable to attend our public workshops on new zones and public benefits strategy for Norquay village, it is not too late to give us your opinion.
Please review the display boards from our open house (available in both English and Chinese in the Documents tab), and then take a brief survey to tell us what you think. We are collecting input until February 11, 2013
- Our online survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts. A summary of your feedback will be posted online shortly and shared with Council.
Open house on new zones and public benefits strategy
January 10, 2013 – Drop by an open house to learn more about regulations for two new zones and a public benefits strategy for Norquay Village. It’s your chance to learn more about the new zoning and public benefits strategy and provide your feedback. City Council will be considering adoption of the zones and strategy this spring. If you can’t make it to an open house, look for materials and updates on our website.
Event time: Wednesday, January 23, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Cunningham Elementary School, 2330 East 37th Avenue, Gymnasium
Event time: Saturday, January 26, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Norquay Elementary School, 4710 Slocan Street, Gymnasium
Cantonese and Mandarin speaking staff will be available at the open houses to translate.
In 2012, construction began on pedestrian-oriented improvements on Kingsway which include planted centre medians, sidewalk stamps, street lighting, street trees, and curb bulges. More public realm improvements such as additional crosswalks and street trees will be added as redevelopment continues.
City staff have drafted the detailed regulations and guidelines for the new zoning outlined in the Norquay Village Neighbourhood Centre Plan which proposes stacked townhouses or rowhouses and duplexes and small houses as possibilities in the zones. The proposed regulations and guidelines for the new zones were developed after staff considered architectural reviews, comments from the public and internal reviews by building, fire, and legal staff. Details of the new zones will be presented to the community in 2013 before being considered by Council.
Public Benefits Strategy
As part of implementing the Norquay Village Neighbourhood Plan, staff have been preparing a strategy to ensure that amenities and facilities in the area are added or improved as the community's population grows over the next 30 years. Details of the background work and a draft approach for the strategy will be presented to the community in 2013.
Public Realm Plan
A more detailed public realm plan will be developed to provide a cohesive vision, knitting together improvements to pedestrian connections, bike routes, and parks. The plan will also provide more detailed direction for the design of public plazas and spaces that will be created through future development on Kingsway.