West end community plan

West End Community Plan

The West End is a liveable neighbourhood that is home to a unique mix of people and places.

It is a community that features a range of housing, land use, heritage buildings, transportation options, and amenities.

Explore more about public benefits completed, under construction, and upcoming projects

Recent development in the community has contributed to new amenities that were identified in the West End Plan's Public Benefits Strategy (PBS). The PBS provides direction for future investments in the community over the long term, including parks, civic facilities, transportation, affordable housing, childcare, and more.

Check out our public benefits summary to explore more about public benefits in the West End.

Key documents

West End community plan infographic

Learn about the City of Vancouver’s award-winning West End Community Plan with this infographic.

Full community plan (13.33 MB)

A longer read about managing future change in each area, housing, transportation, public spaces, arts, culture, health, and much more.

Report: secured rental and below-market housing

Report on criteria for 100% secured rental and below-market housing as an alternative to inclusionary social housing in the Burrard Corridor.

What's happening

W.E. Connect - West End Community Hub Redevelopment

We're working with the community to reimagine the West End community hub, which includes West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important facilities.

Help us shape a vision

2019 West End Plan implementation projects

Recent development in the community has contributed to new amenities that were identified in the plan’s Public Benefits Strategy (PBS). The PBS provides direction for future investments in the community over the long term, including affordable housing, childcare, parks, civic facilities, transportation and more.

Explore upcoming West End projects

Click on the map to explore upcoming projects, or check out the events calendar below.

Related projects

Imagine West End Waterfront

We're beginning a planning process to create a comprehensive long-term vision and plan for the West End’s waterfront parks and facilities.

Downtown: Places for People

We want your ideas on how to support exceptional, vibrant, and memorable experiences in downtown Vancouver.

Participatory budgeting

We’ve launched a participatory budgeting process to distribute additional revenue collected through West End permit parking fees.

What is the West End Community Plan?

Because demand for new development is growing, we have prepared a community plan to ensure that future growth in the West End meets the needs of the community.

In 2013, community members supported a set of emerging and refined plan directions, including the West End Community Values, which helped shape the community plan. The plan focuses on neighbourhood character, housing, local business, heritage, transportation, and parking.

Explore the plan highlights

Use this map to explore the directions for the West End villages, neighbourhoods, and corridors.

Recent initiatives

West End Parking Strategy

February 8, 2017 - Council approved the West End Parking Strategy. This plan will make it easier for residents and their visitors to find a parking near home, while reducing the emissions and potential safety incidents that come with driving around looking for a parking space.

Learn more about the West End Parking Strategy

Jim Deva Plaza

Jim Deva Plaza was Vancouver’s first pavement-to-plaza project, and a key priority in the West End Community Plan’s Public Benefit Strategy.

Located on Bute Street in the heart of Davie Village, the project represents a major investment in Davie Village public space. The space was created by redesigning the block into a single continuous smooth surface that invites people in to sit and spend time relaxing in this busy urban centre.

Learn more about the Jim Deva Plaza

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