Info direct from City of Vancouver.
Proposed plan for Cambie Corridor Phase 3 to be presented at information sessions
Information sessions will be held at 5750 Cambie Street on these dates (all sessions will provide the same information):
* Thursday, March 8,2018, 4-8 pm
* Friday, March 9, 2018, 10 am-1 pm
* Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12-4 pm
* Monday, March 12, 2018, 4-8 pm
* Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 10 am-1 pm
* Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 4-8 pm
The proposed plan and a feedback form will also be available online starting March 8 at vancouver.ca/cambiecorridor .
Phase 3 of the Cambie Corridor Plan is nearing completion. The proposed plan, which will tie the area together with more diverse housing options, increased job space, better connections for all modes of travel and improved public amenities, will be shared with the public through a series of information sessions and will be online starting this week.
The proposed Cambie Corridor Plan aims to deliver more housing diversity and greater affordability through more than 14,000 new homes with a focus on: opportunities for multi-family housing, such as townhomes, on 2,000 single-family lots; secured rental housing; and social housing. The addition of new types of housing in the neighbourhood works towards goals in the Housing Vancouver Strategy. The proposed Cambie Corridor Plan will be the City’s first comprehensive community plan to introduce below-market rental housing as part of its policies, in addition to social and other rental housing.
Creating an enhanced Oakridge Municipal Town Centre and employment space are among the plan’s key goals as well. Together with job space on large sites, the Corridor will have space for more than 9,200 new jobs. The plan will also deliver a Public Benefits Strategy to guide the development of community facilities, parks and childcare centres which includes more than 20 acres of new parks and 1,080 new childcare spaces in the Corridor, and a Public Realm Plan for features such as sidewalk improvements, landscaping, and plazas.
The information sessions are an opportunity to drop in at our pop-up storefront, see the highlights of the plan, and talk with planning staff through one-on-one discussions before the plan goes to Council for consideration in Spring 2018.
In 2009, the City launched a three-phase planning program to guide long-term growth in the Cambie Corridor. The first two phases produced the original Cambie Corridor Plan which was approved in 2011, and set the vision for growth around transit stations and along arterial streets.
Phase 3 planning began in 2015 and focuses on tying together the Corridor by creating new opportunities for multi-family, rental and social housing; exploring options for larger, unique sites in the neighbourhood; connecting the Corridor with improvements for all modes of travel; and providing new and improved public amenities and facilities.
The proposed plan for Phase 3 was created with the input of residents and stakeholders who shared their views and ideas through a wide range of public engagement opportunities including open houses, workshops, walking tours and surveys.