Home, property, and development

Young girl watching people kayaking on False Creek

Community and homes in the Northeast False Creek Plan

Vancouver is in the midst of a serious housing crisis. The development of Northeast False Creek presents us with a unique opportunity to achieve a significant amount of social housing to help address the issue. Providing a range of diverse housing options in Northeast False Creek will contribute to:

  • A healthy, vibrant, and inclusive neighbourhood
  • A strong downtown
  • A more equitable city for people with a range of income levels

 

Policy highlights

  • Ensure 20% of new stratified residential floor area is delivered as social housing within the existing False Creek North Official Development Plan area (about 900 units)
  • Secure remaining six affordable housing sites (about 600 units)
  • Target 300 new social housing units to be delivered on the two blocks on Main St between Prior and Union streets
  • Require 50% of all social housing units to be two and three bedroom units for families
  • In market housing, require a minimum of 35% family units (having two or more bedrooms), including a minimum of 25% two bedroom and a minimum of 10% three-bedroom units in each project
  • Enhance access and increase neighbourhood food assets: including community gardens, community kitchens and other community-based food programs, particularly for vulnerable and isolated groups

Map of affordable housing development sites

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Existing affordable housing
Remaining affordable housing development sites (option sites)
About 600 units for 1,100 people
Sub-area 6B affordable housing development site
About 350 units for 650 people
Sub-area 6C affordable housing development site
About 550 units for 1,000 people
Sub-area 6D affordable housing development site
About 300 units for 550 people
False Creek North Official Development Plan (ODP) boundary – existing
False Creek North Official Development Plan (ODP) boundary – proposed extension