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Entrance to the old Jericho Garrison at Jericho Lands

Jericho Lands Planning Program

This comprehensive planning program will help us create a policy statement to guide the future development of the Jericho Lands.

The program is being developed at the request of the Jericho Lands owners, a joint venture partnership between the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh (MST) Partnership, and Canada Lands Company (CLC).

About the Jericho Lands

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

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

What's happening

Inspire Jericho Talks: Respect the Land

We'll be co-hosting the third in a series of speaker events intended to share inspiration, spark ideas, and explore the possibilities for the redevelopment of the Jericho Lands.

Join us as award-winning and innovative landscape designer, and author of Wild by Design, talks about strategies for creating life-enhancing landscapes that combine ecological function with design.

There will be an opportunity to provide feedback which will help shape the planning process at the event.

Wednesday, June 5, 7pm to 9:30 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Kitsilano Secondary School Auditorium, 2706 Trafalgar St

Tickets are free; however, seating is limited and advance registration is required.

Register now


Working group: accepting applications

A Jericho Lands Working Group is being convened as part of the policy planning process. We're looking for community members to participate by sharing their time, expertise, and knowledge as the Jericho Lands Policy Statement is developed over the next two years.

We’re now accepting applications and encourage anyone interested in participating to submit a completed form by the June 7, 2019 deadline. For more information on the expected roles and responsibilities of working group members, read the terms of reference  (290 KB).

Download the application  (606 KB)

Application forms can be returned electronically or via mail to:

Email: jericholands@vancouver.ca
Mail: 453 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Y 1V4 (Attention: Zak Bennett) 

If you have any questions, please contact the planning team at jericholands@vancouver.ca.


Inspire Jericho Talks: Connected communities

On May 23, Inspire Jericho Talks: Connected Communities, the second in a series of speaker events, took place at UBC Robson Square.

Award-winning urban designer and author Jeff Speck discussed the many benefits of shaping neighbourhoods to support walking, biking, and transit.

Watch the talk on Facebook

Planning process

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 a range of housing options with different income levels and tenures
  • Providing new housing within walking distance of existing and future frequent transit routes, including a potential Skytrain extension to UBC
  • Providing shops, services, childcare, and employment space to support the new community and the rest of the city 
  • Recognizing and celebrating 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

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Background

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.

  • Late 2018

    Background phase

    Background research, early outreach, begin designing public engagement process

  • We are here
  • Mid 2019

    Phase 1

    Public launch of planning program and community engagement, seek input on principles, values, and objectives as well as the engagement process

  • Late 2019-early 2020

    Phase 2

    Develop draft guiding principles and site plan concepts

  • Mid-late 2020

    Phase 3

    Confirm guiding principles and identify preferred site plan concept

  • 2021

    Phase 4

    Draft Policy Statement and decision by Council