Broadway Plan Emerging Directions: Kitsilano

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Apartment building in Kitsilano with mural of angel wings

Welcome to the Kitsilano section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

This section introduces land use policy and place-specific considerations for Kitsilano.

To learn about the Kitsilano Emerging Directions highlights, visit the Kitsilano StoryMap.

View the detailed Kitsilano Emerging Directions content in PDF format.

Review the Kitsilano Neighbourhood Profile.

Complete the survey to provide your feedback.

Apartment building in Kitsilano with mural of angel wings

Welcome to the Kitsilano section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

This section introduces land use policy and place-specific considerations for Kitsilano.

To learn about the Kitsilano Emerging Directions highlights, visit the Kitsilano StoryMap.

View the detailed Kitsilano Emerging Directions content in PDF format.

Review the Kitsilano Neighbourhood Profile.

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 Kitsilano. 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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    Why the city is approving to builing a tall builing for homeless and addicts in the heart of Kitsilano ?? It will destroy the neighborhood!!! Is still clean and safe. We work hard to pay to live here and take care of our neighborhood!

    Camila asked 4 days ago

    Hello Paz,

    Thank you for your interest in this project.  Housing BC is leading engagement on this project-not the Broadway Plan.  If you would like to provide your feedback, I would encourage you to participate in their virtual online engagement sessions for local residents to learn about the proposed project, ask questions and express feedback. You can also visit Let’s Talk Housing https://letstalkhousingbc.ca/vancouver-west-8.

    Additionally, the proposal is at a very early stage. Due to urgent need for affordable housing across Vancouver, all city owned sites that are suitable for development of low cost housing will be considered for that purpose. The city looks for opportunities to put supportive housing in areas with good access to transit and services. 

    Thank you your question and comment. 

    Andrew

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    I noticed that the language of the Broadway Plan, at least for Kitsilano, does not commit to the number of storeys, or fsr of new rental buildings. It is all very vague, which makes me worry that this is deliberate so staff can recommend buildings be much taller and denser as each case comes up. Since affordability is the main objective, council seems to approve buildings with multiple storeys because developers would not build them if they were low-rise. I think you need to be more honest about the Broadway Plan or the community won't trust the City. You say that retaining character buildings in Kits is a priority; however, you also say that they need to be "renewed." Since the City favours tear downs, I don't understand what this means. Thank you

    Evelyn Jacob asked 12 days ago

    Hello Evelyn,

    Thank you for your question. I agree being clear and honest is important in any civic project. The intent of this phase of the planning program is to introduce areas for growth and change as well as emerging policy for area-wide policies like housing, jobs, transportation, public space, etc. We will be engaging on specific heights and densities later in the Spring during Phase 3.

    You are right, keeping and building on the unique qualities of the Broadway neighbourhoods and their distinct places is a key goal of the planning program. Retaining character is not necessarily mutually exclusive from supporting careful long-term incremental renewal of older rental housing. By renewal, we mean replacing with secured market rental or below market rental housing on sites with existing rental units (some may have modest height and density increases).The goal is to carefully consider how this is accomplished so we don't put pressure on existing stock that is working well while also supporting affordability in the new buildings.

    Thank you for reaching out , I hope this helps answer your questions. Looking forward to future conversations.

    Andrew