Jericho Lands planning program

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We would like to hear from you. We are looking for your feedback as we develop a policy statement for the Jericho Lands. We will use this page to provide project updates and ask for your input at different stages of the planning program.

The Jericho Lands planning program is a comprehensive planning process which will help create a policy statement to guide future development of the site.

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

The policy statement will create a framework which will guide future redevelopment of the site and help 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 a walking distance of existing and future 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 process

About the Jericho Lands

The Jericho Lands is within the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

It is a 36-hectare (90-acre) site located in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood and is bound by West 4th Avenue, Highbury Street, West 8th Avenue, and West Point Grey Park.



We would like to hear from you. We are looking for your feedback as we develop a policy statement for the Jericho Lands. We will use this page to provide project updates and ask for your input at different stages of the planning program.

The Jericho Lands planning program is a comprehensive planning process which will help create a policy statement to guide future development of the site.

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

The policy statement will create a framework which will guide future redevelopment of the site and help 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 a walking distance of existing and future 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 process

About the Jericho Lands

The Jericho Lands is within the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

It is a 36-hectare (90-acre) site located in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood and is bound by West 4th Avenue, Highbury Street, West 8th Avenue, and West Point Grey Park.



  • Virtual Design Workshops

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    29 Mar 2021

    In mid-April, we will be co-hosting a series of themed virtual Design Workshops with the joint venture partnership of the MST Partnership and CLC. The workshops will be an opportunity to discuss and refine the Emerging Site Planning Ideas, which are focused on the following topic areas:

    • Natural Systems and Open Space
    • Connections and Mobility
    • Inclusive Neighbourhood
    • Sustainability and Resilience

    The workshops will consist of a presentation, followed by small facilitated group discussions. They are an opportunity for you to learn about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas, discuss with community members, and share your thoughts with City staff and the landowners’ design team.

    We will also be co-hosting Kick-Off and Wrap-Up events that will introduce the workshops and the process, as well as report out on the findings. The Kick-off and Wrap-Up events will bookend the themed workshops.


    Register for the virtual Design Workshops:

    Space is limited and all of the workshops will require registration. Follow the links below to secure your place at one or more of the events. If you are interested in participating in multiple workshops, make sure to register for only one workshop per theme (e.g. only one of the two Natural Systems and Open Space workshops). The content in the two sessions will be the same. As space at the workshops is limited we would like to make sure that as many people as possible get an opportunity to participate.

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Monday, April 19, 2021


    Before attending a workshop, we encourage you to take a few moments to read the Discussion Guide that relates to the theme being discussed at that workshop. You can find a link to the Discussion Guides in the recent update below (see Emerging Site Planning Ideas and Discussion Guides). If you don't have the time, don't worry! The Emerging Ideas will be covered during the introduction presentations.

    If you are unable to attend the workshops, but would like to share your thoughts, you still have an opportunity to provide feedback on the Emerging Site Planning Ideas. You can read one, some, or all of the Discussion Guides and learn about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas in each document. Once you have read the Discussion Guide, you can provide feedback on a topic area via our surveys (view Discussion Guide surveys).

  • Emerging Site Planning Ideas and Discussion Guides

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    29 Mar 2021

    We have developed a series of Emerging Site Planning Ideas for the Jericho Lands. These ideas are based on the community feedback we received during Phase 1 and early stages of the Phase 2 of the planning process, stakeholder priorities, City objectives and policies, and the landowners' aspirations. The Emerging Site Planning Ideas are intended to provide input into the development of a preliminary site concept for the lands.


    Learn about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas:

    You can learn more about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas by reading the Discussion Guides. There are four Discussion Guides in total. Each one is focused around a specific theme and identifies a series of Emerging Ideas that are associated with that theme.


    Tell us what you think about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas:

    We are looking for your feedback on the Emerging Site Planning Ideas! We encourage you to read one, some, or all of the Discussion Guides, learn about the different Emerging Ideas, and let us know what you think by completing our surveys.

    We have created four separate surveys relating to each Discussion Guide theme and the associated Emerging Site Planning Ideas:

    The surveys will be open from March 29, 2021 to April 25, 2021.

  • Site Analysis Panels

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    17 Feb 2021

    The landowners’ design team has been working with staff over the past few months to build an understanding of the Jericho Lands and its surroundings. A summary of this understanding is presented in the Site Analysis panels (previously referred to as ‘topic explorations’). This analysis provides a high-level overview of the Jericho Lands site as it is today, and will serve as a foundation for more detailed policy development and design work that is to come. The Site Analysis panels also highlight what we’ve heard from the community so far, as well as relevant City policies.

    Read the site analysis panels.

    Between Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and Saturday, March 12, 2021 we hosted a survey to allow you to share your thoughts on the Site Analysis panels. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. Your comments will proved further insight as we expand our understanding of the site and work to develop a series of Emerging Site Planning Ideas and a preliminary site concept in the coming months.

  • Tell us what you think about the draft Guiding Principles

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    03 Jul 2020

    The survey on the draft Guiding Principles closed on September 25, 2020. Staff will now review and analyse the responses received and will report out on the findings this Fall.

    Thank you to everyone that shared your thoughts. Your feedback will be used to finalise the Guiding Principles. Once complete, they will be included in the Jericho Lands Policy Statement where they will help shape the future development of the site.

  • Topic explorations

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    31 Jul 2020

    In the coming months, we will be working with the landowners’ design team to develop and share a series of topic explorations. The topic explorations are a summary of the design teams understanding of the Jericho Lands. They will provide an important input into public engagement activities provisionally scheduled for the fall 2020 and the development of an early site concept. To initiate this process we are sharing a set of information boards that introduce the design team and their process over the coming months.

    Read the information boards.

    Further information on the topic explorations will be shared on the Shape Your City platform in the coming months. Opportunities will be provided for you to give your feedback on the materials as they are shared.

  • Jericho Lands community newsletter

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    02 Jul 2020

    In light of recent physical distancing measures and the city wide suspension of in-person public engagement events, we are looking at alternative ways to keep you engaged with the process and informed of project updates.

    We recently shared a community newsletter that includes background project information, a high-level summary of what we have heard to date, a copy of the draft guiding principles, an introduction to the landowners’ design team and cultural liaisons, and project next steps.

    Read the Jericho Lands community newsletter.

  • Phase 1 public engagement summary

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    02 Jul 2020

    Phase 1 of the Jericho Lands planning program was an information gathering phase. It was an opportunity for us to listen to your ideas, concerns and aspirations, while learning about key issues and opportunities for the future Jericho Lands.

    Our team has summarized the feedback we received during this time. The Phase 1 public engagement summary includes information on the process to date and a detailed summary of what we have heard so far.

    Read the Phase 1 public engagement summary.

  • Inspire Jericho Talks: Urban Resilience

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    28 Feb 2020
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    On November 12, 2019, we co-hosted an Inspire Jericho Talk on the topic of Urban Resilience at the Granville Island Stage. Keynote speaker Magnus Schön brought examples of urban developments and approaches that combine landscape and architecture in support of a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future.

  • Jericho Lands working group

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    29 Jun 2020
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    In the fall 2019, a 24-member working group was established as part of the Jericho Lands planning process. The working group members represent a range of local community and broader city-wide perspectives. The purpose of the working group is to provide input to City staff during the creation of the Jericho Lands Policy Statement.

    Read the Working Group terms of reference.

    Roles of the group

    The duties and responsibilities of the Jericho Lands Working Group include:

    • Reflect the City’s goals as a City of Reconciliation and support reconciliation as part of the Jericho Lands planning process
    • Apply existing City policies in formulating recommendations for the Jericho Lands Policy Statement
    • Advise on the public engagement process
    • Encourage the ongoing education and contribution of community interests and perspectives to the planning and design of land use, transportation, public realm, and community amenities
    • Provide feedback to City staff at key points in the planning process, including during the creation and evaluation of land use concepts and the draft Jericho Lands Policy Statement

    Membership in the working group is on a voluntary basis. Working group member activities are assumed to include meetings, reading/learning/review of information and materials, and representation at planning process events.

    Membership list

    Co-Chairs

    Larry Benge and Murray Hendren

    Vice Chair

    Lies Botman

    Members

    Clarissa Antone

    Liam Brownrigg

    Michelle Catlin

    Katie de Carle

    Yee Chan

    Susan Fisher

    Don Forsyth

    Robert Fung

    Frank Heinzelmann

    Devon Hussack

    Steve Irwin

    Keta Kosman

    Anne O’Sullivan

    Melanie Roskell

    Susan Rowley

    Randy Sharp

    MacKenzie Walker

    Sheryl Webster

    Carly Wenner

  • MST Nations artist workshop

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    16 Jun 2020
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    On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Stanley King and the Co-Design Group facilitated an Artist Workshop at West Point Grey Academy with members of the MST Nations.

    The group helped participants visualize their ideas for the future Jericho Lands. The material generated at the workshop will be used to help develop guiding principles and redevelopment concepts for the site.