Broadway Plan Emerging Directions: Introduction and Context

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Busy crosswalk at Broadway and Cambie with busses and traffic

Welcome to the Introduction and Context section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

Here you will have the chance to review:

  • Overview of the Broadway Plan and Emerging Directions
  • Projects going on in the study area today
  • City-wide planning programs
  • Engagement to date
  • Study area today
  • The Council approved Guiding Principles

To review the Introduction and Context highlights, visit the Introduction and Context StoryMap.

View the more detailed Introduction and Context content in PDF format.

Complete the survey to provide your feedback.

Busy crosswalk at Broadway and Cambie with busses and traffic

Welcome to the Introduction and Context section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

Here you will have the chance to review:

  • Overview of the Broadway Plan and Emerging Directions
  • Projects going on in the study area today
  • City-wide planning programs
  • Engagement to date
  • Study area today
  • The Council approved Guiding Principles

To review the Introduction and Context highlights, visit the Introduction and Context StoryMap.

View the more detailed Introduction and Context content in PDF format.

Complete the survey to provide your feedback.

Do you have a question about the Introduction and Context?

The Broadway Plan team is happy to answer any questions you may have about the Introduction and Context. 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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    will car traffic be slowed down further and parking limited permanently as part of the project ?

    johnk asked 28 days ago

    Hello JohnK,

    Thank you for your question. The Broadway Plan will be planning for as an efficient interconnected transportation system that considers walking, rolling, cycling, and driving. Today, over 55% of local residents already walk, bike, or take transit to work. The Broadway Plan will look to achieve the Climate Emergency Action Plan goal to further increase the use of the sustainable modes of travel in the Broadway area. That being said, we understand that it is essential to ensure safe vehicle access to key destinations and loading, pick-up/drop-off spaces and parking are available at important locations. With the Broadway subway, we expect there will be more people using transit as it will be much more convenient and reliable than today, and as a result there will be fewer vehicles along Broadway. Therefore, vehicle speeds are expected to be similar to what we saw pre-pandemic. As design work continues on Broadway, we will look at where loading, pick-up/drop-off spaces, and parking are needed, and balancing these needs with the need to accommodate other public uses such as street trees, green infrastructure, parklets, and patios.


    Thank you,

    Andrew


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    For the area between Arbutus & MacDonald how much change, e.g., encroachment of commercial zoning northward into areas mostly for housing such as a 8th Avenue?

    Pat Haffenden asked 6 months ago

    HI Pat,

    The Broadway Plan study area ends at Vine (doesn't go towards Macdonald). The areas north of Broadway between Arbutus and Vine are primarily residential with the exception of the commercial along 4th Ave and existing small neighbourhood retail. We are exploring strategic opportunities for  adding neighbourhood retail like small cafes, small convenience stores and other similar businesses at strategic locations. To learn more about the emerging directions visit: https://syc.vancouver.ca/projects/broadway-plan/broadway-plan-emerging-directions-open-house-boards.pdf 


    Also stay tuned for Phase 3 Refined Directions engagement coming this July. 

    Andrew

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    There is a poster up that states the city of Van will build a 12 story building for social housing at Broadway and Arbutus, including an injection site. How much of this is accurate?

    Curious asked 7 months ago

    Hello,

    The City is partnering with the Province of BC to build more supportive housing across Vancouver, including a proposed development at West 8th and Arbutus. This project is still in the early stages and there will be a rezoning process which will include opportunities for public input before an application is made and a Public Hearing takes place. This project is being led by BC Housing you can visit their website at: https://letstalkhousingbc.ca/vancouver-west-8 [letstalkhousingbc.ca] to learn more about the project and ways you can contribute your feedback. 

    Regards,

    Andrew

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    I'm interested in future development plans on 10th, west of Alma? What are the building permit plans as this is a major corridor?

    Patrick asked 7 months ago

    Hello Patrick,

    Planning for the West of Vine area of Kitsilano and West Point Grey (including 10th Ave. west of Alma) will occur through the Vancouver Plan, as part of the Complete Neighbourhoods work, as well as future area planning if an extension of the Subway from Arbutus to UBC is approved. 


    In the meantime, an Interim Rezoning Policy (IRP) and Development Contribution Expectation (DCE) Policy for West of Vine are in place until a plan is completed for that area. These policies are intended to limit speculation and to not pre-empt or divert the future area planning process.


    DCE Policy: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/development-contribution-expectations-policy-appendix-c.pdf 

    IRP: https://guidelines.vancouver.ca/policy-rezoning-broadway-area-west-of-vine-street.pdf 


    In the meantime, to get involved in the Vancouver Plan process and the Complete Neighbourhoods work, please visit https://shapeyourcity.ca/vancouver-plan and https://shapeyourcity.ca/completeneighbourhoods. 


    Hope this helps,

    Andrew

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