The City of Vancouver has announced the launch of Northeast False Creek Website!
This website will be a major communication tool throughout the planning process.
Northeast False Creek (NEFC) is a local and regional hub of sports, culture, and events venues, including BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, and the Plaza of Nations.
NEFC remains one of the largest undeveloped areas in the downtown peninsula.
The City aims to create an active and diverse waterfront neighbourhood by replacing the viaducts with a new ground-level road network.
Removing the viaducts and realigning the road network will maintain the essential movement of goods and services to and from Downtown, and allow for:
- Improved connections between Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods and False Creek
- More park space on the False Creek waterfront
- Development of the vacant City-owned blocks on either side of Main Street (now interrupted by the viaducts)
- New housing opportunities, including affordable housing
Recent Updates (as of Jan 2014)
55 Expo Boulevard (International Village School)
November 1, 2013 – Construction on the International Village Elementary School will move forward, as amendments to the legal agreement registered against Andy Livingstone Park were granted without opposition.
Panorama of False Creek, showing BC Place, Plaza of Nations, and Science World with downtown in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Time to get your public consultation hat on and participate in those City of Vancouver surveys! The N.E. False Creek (think BC Place) and Eastern Core (Terminal Ave) public consultation questionnaire is open until August 26th, 2013 only.
Click here to visit the survey.
Note this is the survey before the actual public consultation happens, questions including how best to reach the public, if certain forms of town meeting / advisory committee are preferred over others such as online surveys and idea forums.
The City of Vancouver will be undertaking two parallel planning processes for Northeast False Creek (including the viaducts replacement) and the Eastern Core (including the False Creek Flats, and is generally bounded by Main Street, Prior/Venables Street, Clark Drive and Great Northern Way).
Through these planning processes, the City has a strong desire to engage local residents, organizations and businesses in the development of the plans. We want to ensure we hear a diversity of perspectives from people who care about and are impacted by future plans for these areas of our city while also considering the possible needs of future residents and businesses in the areas.