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City unveils future of housing, delivering 11,500 new homes in Cambie Corridor

June 12 2017

"The third phase of the Cambie Corridor Plan is the first of many exciting steps that puts the City's Housing Strategy into action with vision for the neighbourhood that delivers a housing mix that meets peoples' needs," says Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Cambie Corridor aerial view

We have developed a draft plan for Cambie Corridor Phase 3, a vision that will deliver 11,500 new homes with a focus on rental housing, townhomes, and row houses, in line with the Housing Vancouver Strategy's emerging directions approved by Council in March.

"The third phase of the Cambie Corridor Plan is the first of many exciting steps that puts the City's Housing Strategy into action with vision for the neighbourhood that delivers a housing mix that meets peoples' needs," says Mayor Gregor Robertson. "I've heard loud and clear that people want a mix of housing - rental, townhomes and row houses - near schools, parks, and transit in Vancouver's low density neighbourhoods; this Plan for the Cambie Corridor provides that and more. City Hall will keep pursuing all options to deliver the right supply of housing as affordably as we can so people who live and work in Vancouver can afford to stay here."

The plan increases family housing and rental options

The plan is our first comprehensive one to introduce below-market rental housing as part of its policies, in addition to social and rental housing. Of the 11,500 new homes planned, more than 4,000 of these are targeted as affordable units (including social and rental units geared to real incomes).

The plan increases family housing and rental options, adds job space, and creates better access to transit and public amenities for more Vancouverites in a more complete, vibrant community.

Provide feedback

A series of public consultation events this week will give residents the chance to provide feedback on proposed new priorities and actions on housing and future change within the Cambie Corridor that will create opportunities for a variety of new housing.

As part of our reset of our housing strategy, Vancouver residents are invited to provide feedback to help form an updated 10-year strategy.

Residents from across the city, including renters, homeowners, seniors, youth, and families, will have the chance to share their views on housing affordability and proposed new priorities and actions which will focus on building the right supply of housing across the city.

Register for the event

Online questionnaires are also available for those who can't attend and for residents who live outside of the city. The deadline to complete the surveys has been extended until June 23rd.

Staff will report back to Council in late July with results of the initial public feedback, and an update on priority actions. New interim 10-year housing targets will also be proposed to create housing based on what people can afford, in new locations, and in housing forms that meet the needs of our diverse population.

These will be refined throughout the fall and will become part of the final Housing Vancouver Strategy.

Cambie Corridor Phase 3

The Cambie Corridor Phase 3 planning program will hold two public open houses to share information and discuss draft plan directions, including a range of options for the Oakridge Municipal Town Centre which show opportunities to add more affordable housing units better matched to real household incomes, and more job space so people can live, work, and access daily services within their neighbourhood. 

Thursday, June 15, 4:00pm – 8:00pmSaturday, June 17, 11:00am – 5:00pm

An online questionnaire will also be available soon.

Phase 3 focuses on land use and new affordable housing opportunities for the surrounding neighbourhoods that are within walking distance of public transit.

To support future growth, it will also deliver a public benefits strategy to guide the development of community facilities, parks and child care centres in the Corridor and a public realm plan to ensure vibrant public spaces.

The first two phases of the Cambie Corridor Plan, which was adopted in 2011, set the vision for key properties along major streets and provided a broad strategy for public benefits and spaces, and neighbourhood energy opportunities.

Learn more about the Cambie Corridor Plan.