Jericho Lands draft guiding principles available online for review and feedback
The draft guiding principles for the Jericho Lands, which will provide direction for the future redevelopment of the site, are now available online for public review and input.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 health rules around public gatherings, previously scheduled Jericho Lands open houses have been postponed. All materials and information are available at: shapeyourcity.ca/jericho-lands
The online information provides the opportunity to review the draft guiding principles and offer feedback through a survey, which will be open until September 11, 2020. Staff can also be reached to answer any questions by email at email@example.com.
The City of Vancouver is working with the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation (MST) and Canada Lands Company (CLC), the owners of the Jericho Lands, on the future redevelopment of the site. The Jericho Lands are a 36-hectare (90 acre) site in Vancouver's West Point Grey neighbourhood, bounded by West 4th Avenue, Highbury Street, West 8th Avenue, and Discovery Street.
The guiding principles will help set the tone and direction as the planning process moves toward creating a policy statement and site plan to transform the Jericho Lands into a new community. The policy statement will include direction on reconciliation, transportation and connections, parks and open space, housing mix including affordable housing, land use, building height and density, sustainability and public benefits to support the new community.
Since launching the Jericho Lands planning program in March 2019, City staff have co-hosted a variety of public engagement events with the MST Partnership and CLC, providing a range of opportunities for people to share their thoughts on the future of the Jericho Lands.
The guiding principles were drafted after the first phase of public engagement which included open houses, an asset mapping exercise, surveys and the Inspire Jericho speaker series, all of which helped gather feedback on needs and aspirations for the future of the Jericho Lands.
The Jericho Lands planning program will continue to offer a range of engagement opportunities as the process continues, and will coordinate with work on other related City planning initiatives.