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False Creek South

We lease land to about 60% of residential properties in the False Creek South neighbourhood.

The leases began when the neighbourhood was built in the 1970s and 80s, and most will expire in 20 to 40 years (between 2036 and 2046).

We now have an important opportunity to work with you to consider the future of the area and how it can support our growing city.

Check back for many upcoming opportunities to share your ideas to help reshape this area to meet our city's challenges and dreams.

Read our engagement principles PDF file (70 KB)

At a glance

  • 55 hectares (136 acres) of land
  • 3 km of seawall
  • 5,400 residents
  • 80% of land owned by City (includes 17% park land)
  • 60% of homes are on City-owned land 

What's happening

Map your favourite places 

Thank you to everyone who provided input via the assets and opportunities feedback form and online map. The feedback we received by the July 21 deadline will help inform our initial consultation summary, as well as the planning process moving forward.

Although the deadline for initial feedback has now passed, you can still use the interactive map. Mark your favourite places in False Creek South on the map. Tell us why you like them, and how we can improve False Creek South in the future.

Go to the map


Coming up next

  1. Report back to City Council with nominations for a False Creek South Planning Advisory Group by the fall.
  2. Engage with neighbourhood, community, and citywide stakeholders to develop a resident protection and retention plan for City-owned land in FCS.

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Past updates

July 2017

We asked for your feedback on housing, transportation, neighbourhood character, and public engagement over the summer. Thank you to everyone that shared their ideas at our neighbourhood planning program launch event, via our feedback form, and online asset map. We'll use your feedback to inform the planning program over the next 14 months. Thank you again for contributing your thoughts and insights.

June 2017

We started work on the False Creek South (FCS) neighbourhood plan with the FCS community, including the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association (FCSNA) and broader public.

We held a launch event on June 22 for you to learn about the planning process and how you can get involved. We asked what you love about False Creek South and what you would like to see in its future.

The planning process will:

  • Explore planning principles to guide an overall vision for the future of the neighbourhood
  • Create a detailed plan for the neighbourhood edge where there may be immediate opportunities for change (View a map of the neighbourhood edge PDF file (650 KB))

View the open house information displays PDF file (10 MB)

May 2017

City Council approved the terms of reference for a planning process in False Creek South at the May 30 Regular Council Meeting.

Read the meeting agenda, minutes, and staff report and presentation

April 2017

We started assessing the condition of all buildings on City-owned land in False Creek South. The assessments help us as we work with False Creek South residents and the community to develop the future vision for False Creek South. A clear understanding of current building conditions is important for the upcoming work on planning, affordable options to stay in the neighbourhood, and issues related to expiring leases.

Ameresco, an independent contractor, is assessing the buildings and providing us with a report.

Learn what information is collected in the sample report PDF file (3.3 MB) 

Building managers or operators received information on the building condition assessments program. Ameresco arranged a time to assess each building. For questions, contact your building manager or operator, or our project team below.

Summer and fall 2016

We consulted with False Creek South residents and the general public on key engagement principles for the neighbourhood that would help guide future decisions. This was not the start of a community planning process but informed our approach to the work being done. A set of planning principles were developed as part of a community planning process.

We continued to work with the provincial government and consulted with False Creek South strata leaseholders to clarify how the fair market value of their interest in the strata lot would be calculated when the leases expire.

We reported back to Council in fall 2016 with a timeline for negotiating the False Creek South co-op lease renewals, and how they fit in with the strategy for co-op leases on City-owned land across Vancouver.

Finally,we continued to evaluate the costs, benefits, and implications of various renewal, extension, and redevelopment options.

A history of urban transformation and renewal

In the 1970s, we led the redevelopment of False Creek South, turning the former industrial lands into a flourishing neighbourhood with public recreation spaces. It was a bold and innovative exercise to create a mixed-income community that attracted families and diverse households to live in the city centre.

The 1,849 units on City land (shown in blue on the map below) are a mix of housing types:

  • Market residential units, which include leasehold strata and rental units
  • Non-market units made up of co-ops, non-profit, or rental units
  • Community care facilities  

An additional 1,354 homes in False Creek South are on land owned by private owners or other levels of government. 

Contact the project team

General questions:
falsecreeksouth@vancouver.ca

Strata leasehold questions:
FCSstrataleases@vancouver.ca

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