Entrance to the old Jericho Garrison at Jericho Lands

Jericho Lands Planning Program

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Read past updates on the Jericho Lands.

The Jericho Lands are a 36-hectare (90 acre) area in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood bounded by W 4th Avenue, Highbury Street, W 8th Avenue, and Discovery Street.

The site is within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (MST) and owned by the MST Nations and Canada Land Company (CLC).

The Jericho Lands will go through a comprehensive planning program that will help guide its future redevelopment to create a new community that is sustainable, socially and culturally inclusive, and highly livable.
 
The planning program will explore options that address important priorities including:
  • Ways to advance our collective work toward reconciliation   
  • Creating a complete community with new housing for a range of income levels, families, and rentals
  • Providing new housing within walking distance of existing and planned rapid transit routes
  • Providing shops, services, childcare, and employment space to support the new community and the rest of the city 
  • Protecting cultural and heritage assets
  • Creating new parks and open spaces, and a comprehensive package of other community amenities to be determined through the planning process

What's happening

On July 24, 2018, Council approved the Jericho Lands Policy Planning Program, which is the start of a two-year process to create a policy statement.

The policy statement will establish principles, objectives, and policies on: reconciliation, affordable housing, land use, density, height, public benefits, transportation, built form, character, sustainability, infrastructure, and phases of development.

Read the report pdf file (830 KB)

Work on the planning program will begin in fall 2018 with background studies.

We will also be working with the MST Nations, CLC, stakeholders, and community members to design a public engagement process that will include a wide range of opportunities to get involved in planning the future of the Jericho Lands.

Project timeline

Here are the approximate timeline and milestones for the Jericho Lands Planning Program:

  • July 24, 2018

    Council approves a planning program to develop a Policy Statement to guide redevelopment of the Jericho Lands.

  • We are here
  • Months 1-5

    Background Phase

    Background research, consult with stakeholders, design public engagement process

  • Months 6-10

    Phase 1

    Public launch of planning program and community engagement; determine principles, values, objectives

  • Months 11-15

    Phase 2

    Develop draft guiding principles, site plans and initial concepts

  • Months 16-20

    Phase 3

    Refine guiding principles; draft plan and emerging policies

  • Months 21-24

    Phase 4

    Create draft Policy Statement. Report to Council

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