The City of Vancouver has released the final plan for Northeast False Creek, which will guide the creation of a vibrant new waterfront destination. The plan provides:
- Vancouver’s largest increase in new and renewed parks and open space in a generation
- One of the most significant deliveries of affordable homes in British Columbia’s history
- The opportunity to reconnect Chinatown and Hogan’s Alley to the rest of the downtown core through a new and improved street network.
“This transformative city-shaping project provides a bold new vision for the last remaining downtown waterfront,” says Kevin McNaney, project director for Northeast False Creek.
“The plan provides a guide to the evolution of Northeast False Creek into a culturally vibrant waterfront destination to live, work, and play. Comprising 10 per cent of the downtown core, Northeast East False Creek is an opportunity to reimagine an area of former heavy industry and freeway into a renewed place of modern urbanism for people to enjoy.”
The plan is the result of some of the most extensive consultation the city has undertaken, including hearing from over 17,500 people at more than 90 events. The city refined the plan to incorporate public feedback and priorities, including a focus on community and social development, housing, reconciliation, and cultural redress.
The Northeast False Creek Area Plan will ensure that public amenities and services continue to meet the community’s needs as Northeast False Creek grows and evolves. The costs of the project, including amenities such as childcare, social housing, artist space, plazas, and a new cultural centre, will be covered by developer-related revenues, utilities, sale or lease of City lands, and strategic partnership agreements with not-for-profit organizations.
Northeast False Creek’s final plan will be going to Council for consideration on January 31. The plan was prompted by the city’s decision to tear down the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts in 2015, offering an opportunity to redevelop the downtown neighbourhood.