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Northeast False Creek final plan approved by Council

February 14 2018 City extends thanks to participants of extensive public engagement process

"The community has shaped this plan in ways that are remarkable - and we have been truly moved by the dedication of the Hogan's Alley and Chinatown communities in helping us to find opportunities for reconciliation and cultural redress."

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Yesterday Vancouver City Council approved the Northeast False Creek Final Plan, making a historic decision on the shape that the neighbourhood will take in the years to come.

"The plan for the future of Northeast False Creek has been based on some of the most extensive community engagement that the City has ever done," says Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning for the City of Vancouver. "The community has shaped this plan in ways that are remarkable - and we have been truly moved by the dedication of the Hogan's Alley and Chinatown communities in helping us to find opportunities for reconciliation and cultural redress."

Community engagement

The area planning process began in 2015, and over two and a half years the City hosted:

  • 7 online surveys, with 5,738 participants
  • 20 public workshops and open houses, with 10,289 participants
  • 65 other stakeholder events, with 1,462 participants

 

"The approval of the Northeast False Creek Plan does not mean an end to the planning process. The City will continue to work with residents and the dozens of dedicated community leaders on the details required for implementing the vision of the plan. We look forward to continuing the conversations with the public as we move through the future phases of implementing this plan," says Kelley.

Approving the plan

The plan first went to council on January 31, 2018. Over 60 speakers took the floor to speak of their experience as part of the consultation and to recommend amendments to the plan.

Council moved the decision to a special council date of February 13, 2018 to allow for more time for consideration and for staff to integrate recommendations based on feedback received at Council.

The plan will guide the creation of a vibrant waterfront destination, and provides Vancouver's largest increase in new and renewed parks and open space in a generation; one of the most significant deliveries of affordable homes in British Columbia's history; and the opportunity to reconnect Chinatown and Hogan's Alley to the rest of the downtown core through a new and improved street network.

Read a summary of the plan in a news release before the plan went to Council on January 31, 2018.

Learn more and view the final plan