Progress on this initiative
Help shape the Eastern Core and Northeast False Creek public consultation
July 30, 2013 – The City will undertake two parallel planning processes for Northeast False Creek and the Eastern Core. This will include the viaducts replacement and the False Creek Flats - generally bounded by Main Street, Prior/Venables Street, Clark Drive, and Great Northern Way.
Help us plan our public consultation by filling out this short questionnaire. We will use your feedback to shape the consultation to make the most of your time. This questionnaire should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and closes on Monday, August 26, 2013.
Council votes to move forward with the final phase
June 26, 2013 - Council voted unanimously to move forward with the final phase of planning work for removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. This is expected to take up to two years. Staff will now conduct a financial analysis and develop a workplan and consultation program for the project, including how the Northeast False Creek neighbourhood will develop.
Along with optimizing opportunities for housing and public green spaces, Council asked staff to pay particular attention to strengthening the festival and entertainment function of the area, increasing the efficiency of the road network, and incorporate into the planning process an urban agriculture centre of excellence, including the potential for an urban food production centre and expanded future garden system.
Report to Council
June 25, 2013 – Staff will report back to Council on the potential removal of the viaducts, the proposed replacement street network, and related planning.
Slideshows of the Viaducts concept
January 14, 2013 – City staff created two narrated slideshow summaries of the proposed concept for the Viaducts and surrounding land.
Public consultation: open houses and public survey
May 2012 – The City held three public open houses in the first week of June 2012 about the concept plan for the viaducts and surrounding Eastern Core.
In addition to the comment forms provided at the Open Houses, the City held an online survey to gather public feedback. The survey closed on Wednesday, June 13 2012.
re:CONNECT: a public ideas competition
September 22 – November 4, 2011 – The City hosted a public ideas competition calling on Vancouver residents to join with local and international designers to dream up new possibilities for the viaducts and Eastern Core. The response was overwhelming, with over a hundred unique entries.
The competition was divided into three categories, with two unique streams: a free stream and a fee stream. In addition to the selections from the jury, there was one week of online voting to select a people's choice winner in each category.