False Creek Flats Plan Nearing Final Approval

Next week the False Creek Flats Plan goes to Vancouver City Council for final approval of the draft. The plan encompasses 450 acres of land anchored by the future St. Paul’s Hospital and new Emily Carr campus.

FCFPThe False Creek Flats Plan planning process was originally launched two years ago and is now in final draft form after various stages of public input.

Here are a few details:

Existing Zoning

FCFP_1The Plan seeks to divide the plan area into four distinct sub-areas, as follows:

FCFP_2Health Hub

This area will be the main focus of development change; centered around the future St. Paul’s Hospital and will include uses that support health care and job space, as well as some new residential space.

Creative Campus

This area is located around three rapid transit stations and will be predominantly an employment area with some limited residential uses.

Terminal Spine

This area will see some modest density increases, but limited to industrial and employment uses.

Back of House

This area will continue to remain light industrial uses with a focus on food economies and a move away from low-employment uses like auto dealers and mini-storage.

For further information, take a look at the draft of the Plan here: http://council.vancouver.ca/20170517/documents/cfsc1-AppendixA-FalseCreekFlatsPlan.pdf