False Creek South is one of Vancouver’s pioneering waterfront communities. It is a highly liveable and walkable inner-city neighbourhood with a unique mix of land uses, housing types and tenures, transportation options, urban character, and amenities.
The City of Vancouver, through its Property Endowment Fund, owns 80% of the land in False Creek South. The rest is owned by other levels of government, the Squamish First Nation, or private owners. When the neighbourhood was first built in the 1970s and 1980s, much of the City-owned land was leased to tenants via 60-year ground leases. Most of these leases expire between 2036 and 2046.
Current projects about planning, housing, and land governance
We have paused the neighbourhood planning program for False Creek South until further resolution of lease issues occurs.
We're addressing end-of-lease issues with strata lot leases and exploring models for co-op and non-market housing leases on City-owned land.
As well, we're evaluating options for long-term land governance of City-owned land.
What's happening on these projects
Neighbourhood planning program
On May 16, 2018 Council approved the adoption of the False Creek South Provisional Vision Statement and Guiding Planning Principles. Council also approved a pause in the neighbourhood planning process so that strata, co-op, and non-market lease negotiations can take place with residents before further detailed planning work for the area takes place.
- Read the vision and principles PDF file (1.2 MB)
- Read the Council report PDF file (2.5 MB)
- Read the Council meeting minutes PDF file (25 KB)
Council approves the Provisional Resident Protection and Retention Plan
This provisional plan is intended to create a safety net that can support resident and community retention in the event of resident displacement triggered by development, redevelopment, or end of lease terms.