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Public engagement begins for Northeast False Creek Area Plan

September 8 2016

Northeast False Creek

Already a hub of sports, culture, and events, Northeast False Creek (NEFC) is the last undeveloped neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver.

In 2015, we moved forward with a plan to replace the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts with a new street network that will better serve the future area.

Now, we are taking the next step in planning for a more integrated neighbourhood that will become a vibrant waterfront events district with a beautiful destination park.

Northeast False Creek is the area bounded by Main Street, Beatty Street, Keefer Street, the Cambie Bridge, and the False Creek waterfront.

Help us develop a plan to guide the development of NEFC

During outreach on the future of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts in 2015, we heard initial ideas, hopes, and concerns for the future of Northeast False Creek.

This fall, help us develop a plan to guide the development of this area:

  • Participate in events
  • Take online surveys
  • Provide feedback

Share your vision for the future of the area at our launch event 

Drop in any time and join us for live music, food trucks, and family friendly activities at an interactive outdoor open house: 

Thursday, September 15 
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Plaza of Nations

Key proposed features for the area

An expanded Creekside Park

Creekside Park Extension will be a destination park for residents and visitors —  a place to play, be active, and enjoy nature and culture. Other smaller public spaces will contribute to a variety of experiences for people living, working, or playing in the area.

New housing and amenities

The new residential space provides an opportunity for a mix of new housing opportunities, including affordable homes, as per our Housing Strategy.

We will also consider new amenities for people living in the area in the future, such as child care, community space, and new local services   

New street network

Over the last 20 years, vehicle traffic Downtown has declined by approximately 20%, while at the same time Vancouver has grown with more jobs, residents, and transportation trips overall. Research and community consultation over the last three years revealed that a ground-level road network will be more resilient to natural disasters such as earthquakes and five to 10 times less expensive to maintain than the viaducts. View viaduct technical findings

Extensive modeling of the proposed new road network has shown that it will:

  • Be capable of accommodating 100% of the current traffic volume
  • Reconnect surrounding neighbourhoods to the downtown core and waterfront

Social benefits of removing the viaducts include:

  • A 13% larger park space
  • The opportunity to build social housing on City-owned property

Learn more about the plan and sign up for updates