Broadway Plan Emerging Directions: Character Areas

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Welcome to the Character Areas section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

This section introduces land use policy and place specific considerations that are based on community input and analysis of land use, built form, history of change and other key considerations.

Four general character areas have emerged for the Broadway Plan study area:

  • Villages
  • Residential Areas
  • Centres
  • Industrial and Employment Areas

These places contribute to the community in different ways and have their own unique qualities. The character areas provide a general spatial framework for how the Broadway neighbourhoods can grow and change to meet community needs.

View the detailed Character Areas Emerging Directions in PDF format.

Complete the survey to provide your feedback.

Welcome to the Character Areas section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

This section introduces land use policy and place specific considerations that are based on community input and analysis of land use, built form, history of change and other key considerations.

Four general character areas have emerged for the Broadway Plan study area:

  • Villages
  • Residential Areas
  • Centres
  • Industrial and Employment Areas

These places contribute to the community in different ways and have their own unique qualities. The character areas provide a general spatial framework for how the Broadway neighbourhoods can grow and change to meet community needs.

View the detailed Character Areas Emerging Directions in PDF format.

Complete the survey to provide your feedback.

The Broadway Plan team is happy to answer any questions you may have about the emerging directions for the Character Areas. Please send us a question and we'll get back to you within two business days.

Note: If you have a question about the Broadway Subway, please contact the Province of British Columbia's project team which is responsible for the station design and construction. If you would like more information about the Broadway Subway Project visit broadwaysubway.ca or email broadwaysubway@gov.bc.ca 

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    Is it probable the Broadway Plan Study will result in minimal up zoning in the vast majority of the areas, but still significantly increase public benefit contributions via CACs and DCLs upon redevelopment?

    David Price asked 14 days ago

    Hello David,

    Thank you for your question. 

    The Broadway Plan Emerging Directions consider intensification (i.e. increased height and density) in strategic locations to enable new affordable housing and job space, and contributions towards public benefits. Generally the most extensive change would occur in the Centres, but even so redevelopment would be on limited sites in most places.

     Most new development would pay DCLs. CACs from rezonings would be guided by the DCE Policy (https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/development-contribution-expectations-policy-appendix-c.pdf). Overall the City’s priorities for increased height/density are affordable housing and job space. Cash or in-kind CACs for public benefits (e.g. childcare, cultural space) from additional strata density would be considered in limited circumstances. The Broadway Plan Public Benefits Strategy will also consider innovative funding tools and approaches (e.g. co-location of community facilities) to enable the delivery of community amenities in the area.

    Hope this helps,

    The Broadway Planning Team