Skeena Terrace Planning Program

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About Skeena Terrace

Skeena Terrace is located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is 10.8-acres in size, located in the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood and is bound by East Fifth Avenue (North), Lougheed Highway (South), Cassiar Street (West), and Skeena Street (East).

Completed in the 1960s, Skeena Terrace was one of Vancouver’s original social housing sites and is operated by BC Housing. There are approximately 600 tenants currently residing on site in 232 units. Due to the age of the existing buildings and infrastructure, which require extensive and ongoing repairs, BC Housing approached the City to explore how the site could be redeveloped to best meet the needs of current and future tenants.

Redevelopment will provide an opportunity to increase the number of affordable housing units on site as well as consider new community-serving spaces. It is anticipated that the redevelopment will be realized through a 12-18 month Planning Process, culminating with a policy statement presented to City Council for consideration, with opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement throughout.

Planning Program

The Skeena Terrace Planning Program will be a comprehensive process which will guide the future development of the site located at 2298 Cassiar St.

The Planning Program will explore important considerations including:

  • Minimize disruption to existing tenants through thoughtful and planned phasing and offer of first-right of refusal to those tenants for new units upon project completion;
  • Increase the number of new affordable, energy efficient housing options on site;
  • Explore a range of options for site design, height, density and massing considerations which will enlist public and stakeholder input throughout the process;
  • Recognize and enhance landscaping and ecological assets;
  • Plan for complete communities including the provision of ample open spaces, places and other community amenities to support the site and surrounding area;
  • Improve accessibility and sustainable transportation connections.

Overall, it is intended that the Planning Program will create a vision for the site that results in an affordable, sustainable and vibrant community.

We Want to Hear from You

We are currently seeking your feedback on the draft Guiding Principles as we develop a vision for Skeena Terrace. The survey is available here, and will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and is open for your input until Friday, July 23.

We will use this page to provide project updates and seek your input at different stages of the Planning Program.

Thank you for visiting our webpage to learn more about this project!



About Skeena Terrace

Skeena Terrace is located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is 10.8-acres in size, located in the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood and is bound by East Fifth Avenue (North), Lougheed Highway (South), Cassiar Street (West), and Skeena Street (East).

Completed in the 1960s, Skeena Terrace was one of Vancouver’s original social housing sites and is operated by BC Housing. There are approximately 600 tenants currently residing on site in 232 units. Due to the age of the existing buildings and infrastructure, which require extensive and ongoing repairs, BC Housing approached the City to explore how the site could be redeveloped to best meet the needs of current and future tenants.

Redevelopment will provide an opportunity to increase the number of affordable housing units on site as well as consider new community-serving spaces. It is anticipated that the redevelopment will be realized through a 12-18 month Planning Process, culminating with a policy statement presented to City Council for consideration, with opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement throughout.

Planning Program

The Skeena Terrace Planning Program will be a comprehensive process which will guide the future development of the site located at 2298 Cassiar St.

The Planning Program will explore important considerations including:

  • Minimize disruption to existing tenants through thoughtful and planned phasing and offer of first-right of refusal to those tenants for new units upon project completion;
  • Increase the number of new affordable, energy efficient housing options on site;
  • Explore a range of options for site design, height, density and massing considerations which will enlist public and stakeholder input throughout the process;
  • Recognize and enhance landscaping and ecological assets;
  • Plan for complete communities including the provision of ample open spaces, places and other community amenities to support the site and surrounding area;
  • Improve accessibility and sustainable transportation connections.

Overall, it is intended that the Planning Program will create a vision for the site that results in an affordable, sustainable and vibrant community.

We Want to Hear from You

We are currently seeking your feedback on the draft Guiding Principles as we develop a vision for Skeena Terrace. The survey is available here, and will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and is open for your input until Friday, July 23.

We will use this page to provide project updates and seek your input at different stages of the Planning Program.

Thank you for visiting our webpage to learn more about this project!

  • We are seeking your feedback as we develop a vision for Skeena Terrace. This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and is open for your input until Friday, July 23.

    Guiding Principles provide high-level values and objectives about how a site should develop and informs the later site design phase. The final Guiding Principles will be formed based on community and stakeholder feedback, City of Vancouver and BC Housing objectives and policies, as well as the aspirations of current and future tenants.  

    When the survey closes, Planning staff from both the City of Vancouver and BC Housing will analyze the responses provided and make revisions to the Guiding Principles accordingly. 

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    Thank you in advance for your time to provide us with your valuable feedback!

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