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.



  • Tell us what you think about the draft Guiding Principles

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    03 Jul 2020

    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.

    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.

  • Topic explorations

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    31 Jul 2020

    In the coming months, we will be working with the landowners’ design team to develop and share a series of topic explorations. The topic explorations are a summary of the design teams understanding of the Jericho Lands. They will provide an important input into public engagement activities provisionally scheduled for the fall 2020 and the development of an early site concept. To initiate this process we are sharing a set of information boards that introduce the design team and their process over the coming months.

    Read the information boards.

    Further information on the topic explorations will be shared on the Shape Your City platform in the coming months. Opportunities will be provided for you to give your feedback on the materials as they are shared.

    In the coming months, we will be working with the landowners’ design team to develop and share a series of topic explorations. The topic explorations are a summary of the design teams understanding of the Jericho Lands. They will provide an important input into public engagement activities provisionally scheduled for the fall 2020 and the development of an early site concept. To initiate this process we are sharing a set of information boards that introduce the design team and their process over the coming months.

    Read the information boards.

    Further information on the topic explorations will be shared on the Shape Your City platform in the coming months. Opportunities will be provided for you to give your feedback on the materials as they are shared.

  • Jericho Lands community newsletter

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    02 Jul 2020

    In light of recent physical distancing measures and the city wide suspension of in-person public engagement events, we are looking at alternative ways to keep you engaged with the process and informed of project updates.

    We recently shared a community newsletter that includes background project information, a high-level summary of what we have heard to date, a copy of the draft guiding principles, an introduction to the landowners’ design team and cultural liaisons, and project next steps.

    Read the Jericho Lands community newsletter.

    In light of recent physical distancing measures and the city wide suspension of in-person public engagement events, we are looking at alternative ways to keep you engaged with the process and informed of project updates.

    We recently shared a community newsletter that includes background project information, a high-level summary of what we have heard to date, a copy of the draft guiding principles, an introduction to the landowners’ design team and cultural liaisons, and project next steps.

    Read the Jericho Lands community newsletter.

  • Phase 1 public engagement summary

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    02 Jul 2020

    Phase 1 of the Jericho Lands planning program was an information gathering phase. It was an opportunity for us to listen to your ideas, concerns and aspirations, while learning about key issues and opportunities for the future Jericho Lands.

    Our team has summarized the feedback we received during this time. The Phase 1 public engagement summary includes information on the process to date and a detailed summary of what we have heard so far.

    Read the Phase 1 public engagement summary.

    Phase 1 of the Jericho Lands planning program was an information gathering phase. It was an opportunity for us to listen to your ideas, concerns and aspirations, while learning about key issues and opportunities for the future Jericho Lands.

    Our team has summarized the feedback we received during this time. The Phase 1 public engagement summary includes information on the process to date and a detailed summary of what we have heard so far.

    Read the Phase 1 public engagement summary.

  • Inspire Jericho Talks: Urban Resilience

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    28 Feb 2020

    On November 12, 2019, we co-hosted an Inspire Jericho Talk on the topic of Urban Resilience at the Granville Island Stage. Keynote speaker Magnus Schön brought examples of urban developments and approaches that combine landscape and architecture in support of a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future.

    On November 12, 2019, we co-hosted an Inspire Jericho Talk on the topic of Urban Resilience at the Granville Island Stage. Keynote speaker Magnus Schön brought examples of urban developments and approaches that combine landscape and architecture in support of a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future.

  • Jericho Lands working group

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    29 Jun 2020

    In the fall 2019, a 24-member working group was established as part of the Jericho Lands planning process. The working group members represent a range of local community and broader city-wide perspectives. The purpose of the working group is to provide input to City staff during the creation of the Jericho Lands Policy Statement.

    Read the Working Group terms of reference.

    Roles of the group

    The duties and responsibilities of the Jericho Lands Working Group include:

    • Reflect the City’s goals as a City of Reconciliation and support reconciliation as part of the Jericho Lands planning process
    • Apply existing City policies...

    In the fall 2019, a 24-member working group was established as part of the Jericho Lands planning process. The working group members represent a range of local community and broader city-wide perspectives. The purpose of the working group is to provide input to City staff during the creation of the Jericho Lands Policy Statement.

    Read the Working Group terms of reference.

    Roles of the group

    The duties and responsibilities of the Jericho Lands Working Group include:

    • Reflect the City’s goals as a City of Reconciliation and support reconciliation as part of the Jericho Lands planning process
    • Apply existing City policies in formulating recommendations for the Jericho Lands Policy Statement
    • Advise on the public engagement process
    • Encourage the ongoing education and contribution of community interests and perspectives to the planning and design of land use, transportation, public realm, and community amenities
    • Provide feedback to City staff at key points in the planning process, including during the creation and evaluation of land use concepts and the draft Jericho Lands Policy Statement

    Membership in the working group is on a voluntary basis. Working group member activities are assumed to include meetings, reading/learning/review of information and materials, and representation at planning process events.

    Membership list

    Co-Chairs

    Larry Benge and Murray Hendren

    Vice Chair

    Lies Botman

    Members

    Clarissa Antone

    Liam Brownrigg

    Michelle Catlin

    Katie de Carle

    Susan Fisher

    Don Forsyth

    Robert Fung

    Frank Heinzelmann

    Devon Hussack

    Steve Irwin

    Keta Kosman

    Anne O’Sullivan

    Andrew Picard

    Melanie Roskell

    Susan Rowley

    Randy Sharp

    MacKenzie Walker

    Sheryl Webster

    Carly Wenner

  • MST Nations artist workshop

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    16 Jun 2020

    On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Stanley King and the Co-Design Group facilitated an Artist Workshop at West Point Grey Academy with members of the MST Nations.

    The group helped participants visualize their ideas for the future Jericho Lands. The material generated at the workshop will be used to help develop guiding principles and redevelopment concepts for the site.

    On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Stanley King and the Co-Design Group facilitated an Artist Workshop at West Point Grey Academy with members of the MST Nations.

    The group helped participants visualize their ideas for the future Jericho Lands. The material generated at the workshop will be used to help develop guiding principles and redevelopment concepts for the site.

  • Phase 1 public engagement bulletin

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    16 Jun 2020

    Since launching the Jericho Lands planning process in March 2019, we've co-hosted a variety of public engagement events providing opportunities for the public to share their aspirations for the future Jericho Lands.

    The City project team have been working to summarize the feedback received during phase 1 of the Jericho Lands planning process. Below is a link to a brief two-page public engagement bulletin, which includes information on the engagement process to date and a high-level summary of what we’ve heard so far.

    Read the Phase 1 public engagement bulletin

    A more detailed summary, along with a set of draft principles, will be available to read in the future.

    Since launching the Jericho Lands planning process in March 2019, we've co-hosted a variety of public engagement events providing opportunities for the public to share their aspirations for the future Jericho Lands.

    The City project team have been working to summarize the feedback received during phase 1 of the Jericho Lands planning process. Below is a link to a brief two-page public engagement bulletin, which includes information on the engagement process to date and a high-level summary of what we’ve heard so far.

    Read the Phase 1 public engagement bulletin

    A more detailed summary, along with a set of draft principles, will be available to read in the future.

  • Summer pop-up information booths

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    28 Feb 2020

    Throughout the summer we hosted a series of pop-up information booths at community events. The Jericho Lands planning team were on hand to present project information, discuss early feedback, and listen to your ideas.

    Thanks you to everyone that visited us at Point Grey Fiesta (June 22), Greek Day (June 23), Khatsahlano (July 6), and Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July 20 and 21) and shared your thoughts with the project team.

    Throughout the summer we hosted a series of pop-up information booths at community events. The Jericho Lands planning team were on hand to present project information, discuss early feedback, and listen to your ideas.

    Thanks you to everyone that visited us at Point Grey Fiesta (June 22), Greek Day (June 23), Khatsahlano (July 6), and Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July 20 and 21) and shared your thoughts with the project team.

  • Public artist workshop

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    28 Feb 2020

    On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Stanley King and the Co-Design Group facilitated an Artist Workshop at Jericho Hill Centre.

    The group helped participants visualize their ideas for the future Jericho Lands. The material generated at the workshop will be used to help develop guiding principles and redevelopment concepts for the site.

    On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Stanley King and the Co-Design Group facilitated an Artist Workshop at Jericho Hill Centre.

    The group helped participants visualize their ideas for the future Jericho Lands. The material generated at the workshop will be used to help develop guiding principles and redevelopment concepts for the site.