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.



  • Talk to a team member

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    Come visit us at our temporary pop-up office at 2070 Alma Street!

    Between Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, November 10, City staff will be hosting remote office hours in the neighbourhood. We will be available by-appointment to discuss the Jericho Lands conceptual site plan options and answer any questions you may have about them. These in-person appointments are intended to provide an opportunity for one-on-one or small group conversations in a COVID safe environment.

    Staff will be available for 45 minute appointments (starting on the hour) between the following times:

    Tuesdays to Thursday: 1:00PM to 7:00PM

    Fridays: 11:00AM to 5:00PM

    Saturdays: 11:00AM to 3:00PM

    • When: Between Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, November 10
    • Where: 2070 Alma Street (Alma and W 5th Avenue)
    • Registration: Advanced registration is recommended. Drop-ins may be accommodated if space is available.


    Register to talk to a team member using Eventbrite.

    For more information on this engagement opportunity, including details on the COVID-19 safety measures, alternatives to attending the appointment in-person, and drop-in appointment opportunities, please visit our Eventbrite page in the link above.

  • Phase 3 kick-off event: conceptual site plan options presentation

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    On Monday, October 18, we will be co-hosting the Phase 3 Kick-Off event. This online event will feature a welcome from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Cultural Liaisons, a planning process overview, and presentations of the conceptual site plan options followed by a Q&A session. It will be an opportunity to learn about the process and conceptual site plan options, as well as ask the team questions about the site concepts.

    • When: Monday, October 18 (6:30PM to 8:30PM)
    • Where: Online using Zoom
    • Registration: Tickets are free, however, advanced registration is required. A link will be sent (via email) to registered participants prior to the event.


    Register for the Phase 3 Kick-Off event using Eventbrite.

    After the kick-off event, an online survey will be provided for you to share your feedback on the conceptual site plan options. The survey will run from Tuesday, October 19 until Sunday, November 14. Additional information on the conceptual site plan options, and the Jericho Lands planning program, will be shared on “Information Boards” via our Shape Your City project web page on October 19.

    Unable to attend?

    If you are unable to attend the Phase 3 Kick-Off event, a video of the presentations and Q&A period will be shared on our Shape Your City project web page after the event.

    What are the Conceptual Site Plan Options?

    The conceptual site plan options are illustrations of how ʔəy ̓alməxʷ / Iy ̓álmexw/the Jericho Lands could look in the future. They were created by the landowners’ design team, who worked to develop an understanding of ʔəy ̓alməxʷ / Iy ̓álmexw/the Jericho Lands through technical review, engagement with the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) communities, review of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 engagement feedback, and analysis of City policies. Using this information they have worked collaboratively with City staff to develop two site options.

    Feedback received during Phase 3 of the planning process, combined with other inputs, will be used to select a preferred concept or to identify key ideas to create a single preferred concept. This preferred site concept will form part of the Jericho Lands Policy Statement and will inform future development of the site.


  • Community newsletter (Fall 2021)

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    The Jericho Lands planning team is excited to share our second community newsletter with you.

    Our latest community newsletter includes a high-level summary of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 public engagement activities, an overview of the Site Planning Emerging Ideas, the two conceptual site plan options, an invitation to participate in our upcoming engagement events, and project next steps.

    This community newsletter has been mailed to approximately 12,000 community members in the West Point Grey and Kitsilano neighbourhoods, as well as shared with members of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations

    Read the Jericho Lands community newsletter.

  • Take a Self-Guided Tour of ʔəy ̓alməxʷ / y ̓álmexw / Jericho Lands Emerging Site Planning Ideas

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    The City of Vancouver project team, in collaboration with the landowners, invite you to take a self-guided tour of ʔəy ̓alməxʷ / y ̓álmexw / the Jericho Lands to learn more about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas that were endorsed by Council on June 23, 2021.

    Through the lens of the Emerging Site Planning Ideas, the Self-Guided Tour is intended to help you envision the future of ʔəy ̓alməxʷ / y ̓álmexw / the Jericho Lands. You are welcome to walk/bike/roll some, or all, of the Self-Guided Tour route at your own pace.

    The Emerging Site Planning Ideas are presented on information boards at 8 separate locations across the site. Each information board highlights 3 distinct Emerging Ideas, for a total of 24 Emerging Ideas across the 8 locations.


    To see where the information boards are located and to start your tour, click here.

    To view the digital versions of the information boards, click here.

    To read the Council endorsed Emerging Site Planning Ideas, click here.

  • Phase 2 Engagement Summary

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    Phase 2 of the Jericho Lands planning program focused on sharing the Site Analysis, Emerging Site Planning Ideas, updating the draft Guiding Principles, and gathering the community’s feedback as we prepare to move into concept plan development.

    Public engagement for Phase 2 took place from Summer 2020 through to Spring 2021. Our team has summarized the feedback we received during this time. This summary includes information on the process to date, a detailed summary of what we have heard so far, and the most up-to-date draft Guiding Principles and Site Planning Emerging Ideas.

    Read the Phase 2 public engagement summary.


    ***Please Note***

    A previous copy of the Phase 2 engagement summary was shared which included multiple copies of the same MIRO Boards from the Virtual Design Workshop. The document has since been updated to include the correct boards in the MIRO Boards appendix (updated August 19, 2021).

  • Jericho Lands Planning Program Report to Council

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    On June 23, 2021, Council endorsed the draft Guiding Principles and Emerging Site Planning Ideas at the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities. While Council endorsed the draft Guiding Principles, they will remain in draft form until the Jericho Lands Policy Statement is completed. This allows for further refinement as new information is learned and feedback received.

    The purpose of seeking Council endorsement of the Emerging Site Planning Ideas was to confirm these early ideas. The Emerging Ideas establish the foundations for site planning as we move into Phase 3 of the planning process, which is site concept(s) development.

    Read the Council Minutes

    Read the Report to Council

  • Emerging Site Planning Ideas and Discussion Guides

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    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 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 more about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas

    You can learn more about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas by reading the Discussion Guides. There are five guides in total (including a primer document). Each one is focused on a specific topic area and identifies a series of Emerging Ideas that are associated with that topic.


    Between March 29, 2021 and April 25, 2021, we asked for your feedback on the Emerging Site Planning Ideas through four separate surveys. Each survey focused on the Emerging Site Planning Ideas relating to one of the topic areas. Thank you to everyone that provided their input. Staff will review and analyse the responses and use the feedback to refine the Emerging Ideas and develop a preliminary site concept.

  • Virtual Design Workshops

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    In mid-April, we co-hosted a series of eight themed virtual Design Workshops with the joint venture partnership of the MST Partnership and CLC. The workshops were an opportunity to discuss and refine the Emerging Site Planning Ideas. These workshops focused on the four Discussion Guide topic areas, which include:

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


    The workshops consisted of a presentation, followed by small facilitated group discussions, and a brief report out session. They were an opportunity for participants to learn about the Emerging Site Planning Ideas, discuss with other attendees, and share thoughts and ideas with City staff and the landowners’ design team.

    We also co-hosted Kick-Off and Wrap-Up events bookending the eight workshops. These events were used to introduce the workshops and the process, as well as provide an opportunity for a high-level report out of the week’s findings.

    Both the workshops and the events were recorded. You can watch videos of each of the workshop presentations and report out sessions, as well as the entire Kick-Off and Wrap-Up events, in our video section.

    Watch the workshops and events here.

  • Site Analysis Panels

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    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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    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.

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