Marine Landing Review

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In February 2020, Council directed staff to consider rezoning enquiries and applications for social housing sites around the Marine Drive Station for heights and densities beyond those envisioned in the Marpole Community Plan to achieve more affordable housing through the Ashley Mar Issues Report.

In October 2020, Council also supported intensification of job space in key areas, including Marine Landing, through the Employment Lands and Economy Review (ELER). Intensive employment sites in Marine Landing that deliver 100% job space with a multi-storey light industrial space may be considered for greater heights and densities than identified in the Marpole

In February 2020, Council directed staff to consider rezoning enquiries and applications for social housing sites around the Marine Drive Station for heights and densities beyond those envisioned in the Marpole Community Plan to achieve more affordable housing through the Ashley Mar Issues Report.

In October 2020, Council also supported intensification of job space in key areas, including Marine Landing, through the Employment Lands and Economy Review (ELER). Intensive employment sites in Marine Landing that deliver 100% job space with a multi-storey light industrial space may be considered for greater heights and densities than identified in the Marpole Community Plan and Cambie Corridor Plan.

What's happening?

To align with these recent Council directions, we completed an area analysis for Marine Landing to support a growing population and employment hub as it continues to evolve into the vibrant community envisioned in the two community plans. The analysis focused on the following area-wide considerations:

  • Built form guidelines
  • Public realm improvements
  • Archaeological and heritage management
  • Transportation network and utilities
  • Public benefits priorities (such as open space and childcare)

The area analysis resulted in the creation of new Marine Landing Guidelines which should be used to inform future rezoning enquiries and applications as development sites come forward. Specific heights, densities, housing types and tenures, utilities/infrastructure upgrades and any public benefits will be determined through the rezoning process for each individual site, which will also include public consultation.

What's next?

The Marine Landing Draft Guideline engagement period has now closed. Staff will be reviewing comments and incorporating feedback into the final guidelines for a Council date in Winter 2021. If you have any feedback or questions about the project, please email the Marpole team. We will post any upcoming Council dates on this webpage in coming weeks once available

  • Marine Landing Draft Guidelines

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    In 2020, Council approved revised land use policies to support more affordable housing and employment space in Marine Landing. These changes will result in more people living and working in the neighbourhood in the future. As a result, we completed an area analysis to re-visit the needs and priorities for Marine Landing. The draft guidelines are the outcome of that review, and build on the Marpole Community Plan and Cambie Corridor Plan. The guidelines provide direction for affordable housing and intensive employment sites seeking heights and densities beyond existing community plans in the area around Marine Drive Station.

    Documents

    Review the entire draft of the Marine Landing Guidelines to learn where they apply, and to view the principles, built form guidelines, public realm plan, archaeological and heritage management, area-wide transportation and utilities upgrades, and public benefits priorities for the neighbourhood:

    Click here to view the Draft Marine Landing Guidelines (29 MB)

    Alternatively, you can also review a summary of the guidelines for a quick overview of key topics:

    Click here to view the Summary of Marine Landing Guidelines (4 MB)

    Next steps

    After public input, staff will analyze and summarize the findings for a report to Council. Staff anticipate presenting the draft guidelines and summary of public feedback for Council consideration in Winter 2021.

    If approved, any new rezoning enquiries and applications in Marine Landing will need to reference and respond to the new guidelines. Plan amendments will be completed to the Marpole Community Plan and Cambie Corridor Plan, as well as any other applicable City policies, to reflect new Council directions.

    If you have any feedback or questions about the project, please email the Marpole team. We will post any upcoming Council dates on this webpage in coming weeks once available


  • Engagement opportunities

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    Thank you for your interest. The survey has now closed. If you have any feedback or questions about the project, please email the Marpole team. We will post any upcoming Council dates on this webpage in coming weeks once available

    Have more questions?

    Ask a question about the guidelines, process, or timelines . We will do our best to respond within 2-3 business days.

Page last updated: 01 October 2021, 10:27