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Consultation process and documents

The initial consultation and engagement of the potential new arterial was included as part of the False Creek Flats Area Plan

When the plan went to council on May 17, 2017, the arterial was separated from the plan in order to allow for further consultation and engagement so that we could uncover the best possible option. 

In spring 2018, the City selected the Jefferson Center  to be the convener of a community panel. The panel has now convened. Learn more about the panel

What is a community panel? 

A community panel is a representative group of residents and businesses who are randomly selected to advise and recommend a solution on a complex or difficult community issue.


Here is our process and anticipated milestones. For full details on the community panel, visit the Jefferson Center’s False Creek Flats Community Panel webpage.

  • 2008

    The False Creek Flats Rail Corridor Strategy was developed by the City in collaboration with the Federal Government, Port of Vancouver, railway operators, and other partners

  • 2014

    The City completed the Powell Street Overpass project

  • October 2015

    Council directed staff to identify a new alignment for the overpass to allow Prior/Venables to be downgraded from an arterial to local-serving function

  • May 2015 to June 2017

    Consideration for the flats arterial and rail corridor separation was included as part of the False Creek Flats Area Planning process

  • May 2017

    Council approved the False Creek Flats Area Plan. At that time, arterial exploration was removed for further exploration

  • May 2018

    City selects Jefferson Center as independent convener of the community panel

  • Fall 2018

    Recruitment for community panel begins and panel selected

  • January 2019

    Community panel process begins

  • April 2019

    Panel convenes and recommends National - Charles for a new east-west grade-separated arterial

  • We are here

Key documents and links

An informational flyer and poster were mailed out in early April 2018 to stakeholders in the area.

News releases

  • Statement on the completion of the False Creek Flats Panel process (April 2019)
  • False Creek Flats Arterial Community Panel to make final panel recommendation for new route (April 2019)
  • Jefferson Center to convene community panel to inform selection of a new arterial through False Creek Flats (May 2018)
  • City seeks community panel to guide decision making on new arterial through False Creek Flats (November 2017)

False Creek Flats

Rail Corridor