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City of Vancouver sets guiding principles for Broadway corridor plan

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City of Vancouver sets guiding principles for Broadway corridor plan

VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver has announced the nine guiding principles it will follow for development of Broadway between Clark Drive and Vine Street.

The principles, a City of Vancouver release stated, will set the direction for the Broadway Plan and will incorporate core community values into future planning in the area.

“The nine Broadway Plan Guiding Principles reflect what staff heard from the community after the first six months of consultation. The input from the community has been invaluable as we work to create a plan that will meet their needs and aspirations and take into account citywide planning objectives and policies on key areas such as affordable housing, health and livability, sustainability, transportation, and reconciliation,” City of Vancouver planning, urban design and sustainability general manager Gil Kelley said.

The nine principles are:

  • Support Affordable, Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Complete Neighbourhoods
  • Support Reconciliation with First Nations and Urban Indigenous Peoples
  • Foster a Robust and Diverse Economy
  • Demonstrate Leadership in Sustainability and Resilience 
  • Encourage Contextual Design
  • Recognize and Enhance the Area’s Distinctive Neighbourhoods and Places
  • Enhance Broadway as a Great Street
  • Provide and Support Healthy Transportation Options 
  • Create and Enhance Parks and Public Spaces

City staff engaged with community members through 24 public events, 12 focused engagement events, and three surveys between March and September 2019.

With the guidelines established, the Broadway Plan will move to phase two and develop growth scenarios and emerging directions to be presented to the public in early 2020. Once a set of directions has been presented and tested with the public a draft plan will be presented to Vancouver city council by the end of 2020.

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