The Downtown Eastside (DTES) Plan sets the height and density for new development on Hastings Street and in Strathcona's Kiwassa area.
To guide new development, we're working with DTES communities to prepare the following policies:
- Hastings Street Urban Design Framework, including urban design guidelines (Gore Avenue and Clark Drive) and a public realm plan (Richards Street to Clark Drive)
- Kiwassa Urban Design Framework, including urban design guidelines and a public realm plan
These guidelines will influence how new buildings along East Hastings Street and Kiwassa will look. They will address building shape, architectural features, heritage compatibility, local-serving retail, and triangular flatiron sites.
Read the September 2017 Hastings-Kiwassa Urban Design Guidelines open house boards PDF file (10.6 MB)
A vision for Hastings Street and Kiwassa
The vision is to enhance Hastings Street as a "great street" with focused efforts on building vibrant hubs along different sections to meet the needs of DTES communities.
The most significant change to Hastings Street in the DTES Plan is for a new mixed-use neighbourhood in Hastings East. The intent is to add new residential uses, leverage social housing, and add locally-serving retail and services.