Council adopts policy statement
May 15, 2018 - Council approved the Heather Lands Policy Statement on May 15, 2018. Thank you to everyone who provided input throughout the planning process. The Policy Statement will guide any future rezoning of the site. Feedback from the consultation will be used to help inform the rezoning process.
Program consultation summary
The following document summarizes what we heard at all of our public engagement events during the planning program.
Consultation summary (8 MB)
Phase 3 open houses (March 2018)
We held an open house on March 10 and 12 and conducted an online survey from March 10 to April 9 for you to review the preferred concept plan and emerging policies. After, we drafted the policy statement to set principles and objectives for land use, site character, sustainability, heritage, transportation, density and building heights, and public benefits.
Fairmont dialogue session (December 2017)
On December 15, 2017, we hosted a dialogue session with invited participants to discuss the future of the Fairmont Academy building as part of the Heather Lands planning program.
22 participants were in attendance, including: First Nations representatives, members of the Riley Park South Cambie (RPSC) Vision Implementation Committee, Vancouver Heritage advocates, RCMP veteran's association members, MST Development Corporation and Canada Lands Company representatives, and City of Vancouver staff.
The dialogue session was an opportunity to bring together diverse community perspectives to discuss the future of the Fairmont building. The goal of the event was to discuss different perspectives regarding the proposal to replace the Fairmont building with a new cultural centre that celebrates First Nations culture.
Heather Lands Fairmont dialogue summary (7.65 MB)
Phase 2 open houses (October 2017)
October 28 and November 2, 2017, we hosted two open houses as part of the Heather Lands planning program.
The information shared at the open houses provided an overview of the planning work completed to date, draft guiding principles, three conceptual site plans, and next steps for the policy planning program.
City staff and representatives from Canada Lands Company and MST were present to answer questions.
Your feedback was used to select a preferred concept for refinement in the next phase.
Youth engagement event (January 2017)
On January 30, 2017 a youth engagement workshop was hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation (the MST partners), and Canada Lands Company.
The event included an aritst session facilitated by the Co-Design Group. The intent of this workshop was to lead youth participants to illustrate their ideas for the activities of life of the developed Heather Lands.
Youth engagement summary (2 MB)
Phase 1 open houses (October 2016)
We asked you to share your vision and help shape the future of the site in a short online survey, available from October 18 to 31. Your input will help inform the policy statement which will guide the development. Thank you to everyone who participated! We're now analyzing the feedback we received and preparing a summary.
We offered a walking tour of the Heather Street Lands on October 13 for you to explore the site and shape your personal vision for the area. We invited you to open houses on October 15 and 17 to share your ideas (the October 15 open house was followed by a visioning workshop).
City Council approved a planning program for the Heather Street Lands designed to engage the community and develop a policy statement to guide potential redevelopment of the site.
Fairmont Lands Policy Planning Program (4 MB)