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City of Vancouver puts draft guiding principles online for Jericho Lands

City of Vancouver puts draft guiding principles online for Jericho Lands

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver has put the draft guiding principles online for public review and input pertaining to the Jericho Lands.

The principles are intended to provide direction for future development of the site, a 36-hectare area  located in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood, bounded by West 4th Avenue, Highbury Street, West 8th Avenue and Discovery Street.

The land is owned by the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Canada Lands Company on future redevelopment of the site.

“The guiding principles will help set the tone and direction as the planning process moves toward creating a policy statement and site plan to transform the Jericho Lands into a new community,” a City of Vancouver release said.

“The policy statement will include direction on reconciliation, transportation and connections, parks and open space, housing mix including affordable housing, land use, building height and density, sustainability and public benefits to support the new community.”

The information online can be reviewed and offers feedback through a survey which will be open until Sept. 11, 2020. Enquiries can also be made by the public at jericholands@vancouver.ca.

Guiding principles were drafted after the first phase of public engagement including open houses, an asset mapping exercise, surveys and the Inspire Jericho speaker series.

Previously scheduled public open houses have been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 health rules around public gatherings.

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