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City invites applications for False Creek South Planning Advisory Group Members to help shape future of the area

October 12 2017

False Creek South seawall
Photograph by Photo by Google

We are planning the future of False Creek South with the existing community and the broader public and you could be part of it.

We're looking for members for the False Creek South Planning Advisory Group, who will help us renew the vision for the neighbourhood.

Situated on the south shore of False Creek between Burrard and Cambie bridges, False Creek South is one of Vancouver's first waterfront neighbourhoods created on former industrial lands.

It is a highly livable, walkable inner city neighbourhood, recognized for its urban design, unique mix of land uses, housing types, and amenities.

Apply to join the False Creek South Planning Advisory Group

The neighbourhood planning process will address future land uses, affordable housing, transportation, public realm, and sustainability issues, with the first phase focusing on the underdeveloped sites on the community edge.

The False Creek South Planning Advisory Group will play an important role in the planning process. Members will:

  • Advise City staff through review and evaluation of Phase 1 plan materials at key points
  • Provide feedback on the approach and progress of the public engagement process
  • Reflect a diverse range of neighbourhood and city-wide perspectives.

Learn more and apply

Applications are due Thursday, November 2, 2017 by 4:00pm.

Staff will review applications and make their recommendations to Council, who will approve the members of the advisory group.

The Planning Advisory Group is expected to serve from their appointment in the fall of 2017 until the end of the first phase of the neighbourhood planning program in the summer of 2018.

About False Creek South

Eighty percent of the land in False Creek South is owned by the City of Vancouver through its Property Endowment Fund (PEF), with the remainder owned by other levels of government or privately owned.

Much of the City-owned land was leased to tenants through long-term (typically 60-year) ground leases, the majority of which are due to expire between 2036 and 2046.

In conjunction with the neighbourhood planning program, a resident protection and retention plan is being developed to explore affordable housing options for False Creek South residents on City-owned land to remain in the neighbourhood in the event of future redevelopment, lease renewal, or end-of-lease issues.

Our goal is to ensure that residents who currently live in False Creek South can stay there if they choose. An affordable housing strategy for the community edge sites will also be addressed.

A comprehensive public consultation process will offer various opportunities for all Vancouverites to help contribute to the future vision of the neighbourhood, and how it can support our growing city.