Broadway Plan

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Elevated view looking west along Broadway.

In March 2019, we launched a planning process to create a comprehensive community plan for the area within Vine Street to Clark Drive and 1st Avenue to 16th Avenue. The 30-year plan will focus on opportunities to integrate new housing, jobs, and amenities around the new Broadway Subway. This webpage provides a one-stop location where you can learn about the Broadway Plan, provide your feedback and stay up to date on engagement opportunities.


The Phase 2 Emerging Directions Engagement Summary is now complete. We will be using this information to inform the "Phase 3 Refined Directions" which will be the next stage of our work plan.


Click on the section or neighbourhood you would like to learn about. Once there you can:

  • View the interactive StoryMap giving a highlight of information
  • Explore the linked materials (boards and neighbourhood profiles) for more detailed information
  • Ask a question or leave a comment and we'll respond within two business days

Provide your feedback

  • Review the "Updates" tab below for other opportunities to get involved

In March 2019, we launched a planning process to create a comprehensive community plan for the area within Vine Street to Clark Drive and 1st Avenue to 16th Avenue. The 30-year plan will focus on opportunities to integrate new housing, jobs, and amenities around the new Broadway Subway. This webpage provides a one-stop location where you can learn about the Broadway Plan, provide your feedback and stay up to date on engagement opportunities.


The Phase 2 Emerging Directions Engagement Summary is now complete. We will be using this information to inform the "Phase 3 Refined Directions" which will be the next stage of our work plan.


Click on the section or neighbourhood you would like to learn about. Once there you can:

  • View the interactive StoryMap giving a highlight of information
  • Explore the linked materials (boards and neighbourhood profiles) for more detailed information
  • Ask a question or leave a comment and we'll respond within two business days

Provide your feedback

  • Review the "Updates" tab below for other opportunities to get involved
  • Refined Directions Launch

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    Our next phase of engagement is moving to early November when we are planning to have some in-person events as well.

    During this upcoming phase, you’ll get to review 3D elements of the plan which will include building heights, a draft public realm framework, housing and job projections, and additional details on some area-wide policies like housing, transportation, public benefits and community well-being. Similar to our February 2021 engagement, we plan on mainly using our virtual open house model. We are hoping to provide some in-person engagement opportunities pending public health measures.

    We look forward to this next phase of engagement and hearing from you. Please continue to follow our website, City of Vancouver social media channels, and listserv for details on the Refined Directions launch.



  • Emerging Directions Engagement Summary and Engagement Update

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    The Broadway Planning Team is excited to announce that Phase 3 - Refining Directions will begin in late September 2021. During this upcoming phase, you’ll get to review 3D elements of the plan which will include building heights, a draft public realm framework, housing and job projections, and additional details on some area-wide policies like housing, transportation, public benefits and community well-being. We’ve adjusted our project timeline to provide more time to analyze feedback, advance critical technical work, and develop engagement opportunities for the upcoming phase.


    For Phase 3 - Refining Directions, we plan on continuing to use our virtual open house model. We’re also hoping to provide some in-person engagement opportunities pending public health measures.


    During the last couple of months, our team has been reviewing, summarizing and analyzing everything we heard during the Phase 2 Emerging Directions virtual open house. To read the engagement summary click here.


    We look forward to this next phase of engagement and hearing from you. Please continue to follow our website, City of Vancouver social media channels, and listserv for details on the Refining Directions launch.


    If you have questions, please send us a question using the "Question" tab or send us an email broadwayplan@vancouver.ca.



  • Emerging Directions Highlights Booklet

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    Emerging Directions summary booklets, and translations

    The summary booklet highlights the key concepts and themes of the emerging directions. The summary booklet is now available on our website for digital download in English, simplified Chinese, Spanish and Arabic.


    English booklet - Click here to view

    Simplified Chinese booklet - Click here to view

    Spanish booklet - Click here to view

    Arabic booklet - Click here to view


    Hard copy booklets can be found at community buildings across the study area. Visit one of the following locations to view a summary booklet:


    Mount Pleasant

    Mount Pleasant Library - 1 Kingsway

    Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House - 800 E Broadway


    Fairview

    Fire Hall Library - 1455 W 10th Ave


    Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Library - 2425 Macdonald St


    Reminder: How to share your feedback!

    Tell us what you think about the emerging directions for Mount Pleasant, Fairview, Kitsilano and the area-wide policies!

    Join our last Broadway Plan Emerging Direction workshop.

    Tell us in the survey by March 31. Take the survey.

    Have a question about the Emerging Directions? Leave us a question on the “Questions” tabs on our Broadway Plan ShapeYourCity website.


    We look forward to hearing your input.


    Kind regards,

    The Broadway Planning Team


  • Broadway Plan Rental Roundtables + Gen Z Workshop

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    Since February 16, 2021 the Broadway Team has been listening to your feedback on the Broadway Plan’s early policy directions. Below is a list of upcoming and ongoing opportunities to get involved and learn more about the Broadway Plan.


    Renters Roundtable Events

    Are you a renter? We want to hear from you! The City will be hosting a series of online Renter Roundtables where you can learn more and share your thoughts about renting in the Broadway area, including the creation of new rental housing, protecting existing secure rental housing, renter protections, and mitigating displacement for existing renters in the area.


    You can register to participate in the following neighbourhood roundtables:

    Mount Pleasant – March 23, 6:00-7:30PM – Register here for the event

    Fairview – March 24, 6:00-7:30PM – Register here for the event

    Kitsilano – March 25, 6:00-7:30PM - Register here for the event


    Gen Z Workshop

    Langara College, CityStudio and the City of Vancouver are teaming up to host the Broadway Plan’s Gen Z Workshop. This virtual workshop will provide a dedicated space for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to share their thoughts on the latest Broadway Plan “Emerging Directions” including housing, transportation, Broadway as a “Great Street”, jobs and economy, and more.


    March 22, 2021, 6:00-7:30PM – Register here for this event


    Office Hours

    During our engagement process our planning team is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 12:00 – 2:00 pm and 5:00 – 7:00pm to chat about the Broadway Plan and answer your questions. Visit our Eventbrite page to sign up today.


    Please do not hesitate to reach out to broadwayplan@vancouver.ca if you have any questions.


    The Broadway Plan team would like to thank you for all your meaningful participation to date. We look forward to your input and feedback.


  • Launch: Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

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    We are excited to announce that Broadway Plan’s Phase 2 Emerging Directions Virtual Open House is now live on our website.


    Open house materials detail proposed directions for land uses, housing, jobs, parks, public spaces and connections and amenities. The overall focus will be on how neighbourhoods will grow and manage change through a neighbourhood-based planning approach that recognizes the distinct communities, places, issues, and opportunities in Mount Pleasant, Fairview and Kitsilano.


    How you can participate

    1. Get the highlights in the interactive StoryMaps
      The Broadway Plan's StoryMaps are an interactive web-based tool that combines maps, pictures, videos, and text to show you the highlights of the Broadway Plan's Emerging Directions.

    2. Read the full details in the online information boards
      A set of files in PDF format, similar to the information boards you’d find at our in-person open houses, is also available on our website to provide you the details about the important contextual information and emerging directions for all three neighbourhoods and area-wide policies. View the complete set.

    3. Share your feedback
      What do you think about the emerging directions for Mount Pleasant, Fairview, or Kitsilano? What do you think of the area-wide policies?

      a. Tell us in the survey by March 31. Take the survey.
      b. Have a question? Sign up for our “office hours” to speak to a Broadway Plan team member. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/broadway-plan-emerging-directions-office-hours-tickets-141342803129
      c. Have a question about the Emerging Directions? Leave us a question on the “Questions” tabs

    4. Sign up for our workshops

    We’re holding a series of virtual workshops, which focus on the highlights of the Emerging Directions, covering the neighbourhoods of the Broadway Plan and area-wide policy. To sign up, visit:

    a. Mount Pleasant (March 9): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/broadway-plan-emerging-directions-workshop-mount-pleasant-tickets-141359170083
    b. Fairview (March 10): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/broadway-plan-emerging-directions-workshop-fairview-tickets-141468609419
    c. Kitsilano (March 11): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/broadway-plan-emerging-directions-workshop-kitsilano-tickets-141470154039
    d. Broadway General (March 16): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/broadway-plan-emerging-directions-workshop-general-tickets-141471903271

    Your feedback will help us refine the emerging directions and move us one-step closer to creating a 30-year plan that will help integrate new housing, jobs, and amenities around the future Broadway Subway.


    Stay tuned for additional ways you can get involved!


  • Emerging Directions Launching February 16

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    The Broadway Planning Team is excited to annoince that the Phase 2-Emerging Directions Virtual Open House will take place on February 16 to march 31 here on ShapeYourCity. the 30-year plan will focus on opportunities to integrate new housing, jobs, and amenities around the new Broadway Subway.

    COVID-10 and public health measures continue to change how we gather and engage meaningfully on community building projects. The Broadway Plan's Virtual Open House will allow you to review and engage on the plan safely and on your own time.

    Starting February 16, come back to this page to learn about the emerging policy directions, provide feedback, and find out how else you can get involved in planning the Broadway area.

    If you have any questions, please leave it under the "Question and Answer" tab or email us at broadwayplan@vancouver.ca

  • Emerging Direction Engagement Update - Early 2021

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    The Broadway Planning Team is excited to announce that engagement for Phase 2 - Emerging Directions will begin in February 2021.

    During the last couple of months, COVID-19 has continued to change the ways we gather, work, and move across the city and region. It‘s also changed how we can engage on meaningful community building projects like the Broadway Plan.

    In-person engagement for this phase was initially on track to launch at the end of 2020. However, due to the ongoing public health measures restricting gatherings, we’ve had to rethink how we engage on this critical phase of the plan.

    In February, we’ll be presenting the Broadway Plan Emerging Directions using a “Virtual Open House ” model to connect with you online. We’ll also be identifying safe opportunities for in-person engagement. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be working to ensure that the ways we share information and collect feedback are done in meaningful and inclusive ways.

    We look forward to this next phase of engagement and hearing from you. Please continue to follow our website, social media and listserv in the new year for details on the Emerging Directions launch.


  • September Update: Phase 2 (Part 1) Engagement Report and Update Presentation

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    The Broadway Plan team is happy to announce an update with new information and materials for your review. During the last couple of months we have seen a lot of change due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, we want to assure you that work is continuing on the Broadway Plan. We would like to take the opportunity to provide an update on what we heard in the last phase of engagement and the next steps for the Broadway planning process.


    Phase 2 (Part 1) Engagement Summary Report: From September 2019 to March 2020, the Broadway Plan team heard from about 1,800 people who live, work, play, and visit in the Broadway Plan study area. During this phase of engagement, we focused our efforts on hearing from communities who were underrepresented at in our previous consultations. The report summarizes the engagement events and feedback we received. Click here to read the engagement summary report.


    Update Presentation: We have prepared a virtual presentation with an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the Broadway Plan work timeline, what we heard during Phase 2 (Part 1), and next steps. The presentation will also provide high level details on how the Broadway Plan will help guide community recovery from the pandemic. Click here to watch the virtual presentation. Click to read the presentation document.


    We want to hear from you: Do you have any questions about what you heard in the update presentation or something you read in our engagement summary? Use the “Ask a question” tab.


  • Timeline and public engagement changes coming

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    The Broadway planning process is continuing to move forward with an adjusted timeline and approach to public engagement that follows public health measures.

    With the Broadway Subway construction expected to start later this year, the Broadway Plan continues to be a high priority. Prioritizing housing, jobs, transportation, and public space in the Broadway area is critical to Vancouver’s future. The plan will also play an important role in our pandemic recovery.

    With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) still circulating and social distancing measures in place, we can't hold in-person engagement for the foreseeable future. It's critical that we stay committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19. We're exploring other public engagement activities so everyone can provide their input.


  • Council endorses Broadway Plan guiding principles

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    The proposed guiding principles for the Broadway Plan were endorsed by Council October 22, setting direction for the creation of the Broadway Plan which will incorporate core community values into future planning in the area.

    Public input played a key role in developing the principles. Between March and September, staff engaged with community members through:

    • 24 public events
    • 12 focused engagement events
    • 3 surveys

    This resulted in more than 10,300 engagement contacts. Community members shared what they value about their neighbourhoods, ideas, interests, and opportunities.

    Phase 2 of work on the Broadway Plan will move forward with developing growth scenarios and emerging directions which will be presented to the public in late 2020. Once a preferred set of directions has been selected and tested with the public, a draft plan will be created and presented to Council for consideration in mid 2021.


Page last updated: 19 October 2021, 11:32