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Grandview-Woodland Citizens’ Assembly Final Report

June 24 2015

“The Grandview Woodland Citizens’ Assembly is the first of its kind in Canada, and represents another important commitment to putting local residents at the centre of the community planning process,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

An event in the Grandview neighbourhood

After a year-long process, the Citizens’ Assembly final report on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan was presented to Council today.

“The Grandview Woodland Citizens’ Assembly is the first of its kind in Canada, and represents another important commitment to putting local residents at the centre of the community planning process,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “I know that all of City Council is tremendously grateful for the public service of the Citizens’ Assembly members, and for their substantive contributions to renewing the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan and the shaping of an even more vibrant future for their neighbourhood.”

Learn more about the Citizens’ Assembly and read the final report

Final report will guide neighbourhood change and growth

The report is part of the overall process to create a new community plan for Grandview-Woodland that will guide neighbourhood change and growth over the next 30 years.

The recommendations in the report will help inform the evolving draft community plan, which will include further opportunities for public involvement before it goes to Council for consideration.

The report includes recommendations about important issues in Grandview-Woodland, including:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Local economy
  • Culture
  • Land-use

Council has referred the Assembly’s report to staff for comprehensive review and analysis with the goal of integrating its work into a draft community plan. It is anticipated that the revised community plan will be completed in spring 2016 and presented to Council for consideration and approval.

Grandview-Woodland Citizens’ Assembly community consultation process timeline

  • September 2013: City Council directed staff to convene a citizens’ assembly to explore options, address challenges, and resolve issues that had arisen through the planning program.
  • Spring 2014: The assembly process launched. Forty-eight local residents were randomly selected from a pool of over 500 eligible respondents to reflect the best interests of the community, with the composition of the assembly matching key demographic traits in the larger community.
  • Fall 2014 and spring 2015: Assembly members met for a total of 11 full-day sessions. They heard from a variety of experts and community stakeholders, received submissions from the community at-large, and held three public roundtables to engage the Grandview-Woodland community.

Learn about the Grandview-Woodland community plan

Grandview plan

Grandview-Woodland community plan

The Grandview-Woodland Community Plan sets out a thoughtfully-managed framework for future change and anticipated population growth of about 10,000 people over the next three decades.