The Imagine West End Waterfront team has shared information with WEN regarding consultation on the “Imagine West End Waterfront” project.
The team is working with the Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver on a project looking at the future of “the West End’s iconic Salish Sea oceanfront parks, beaches, and streets.” The project is just getting underway and will be ongoing for the next two years.
Opportunities to get involved include participating on a project Community Advisory Group, taking part in an on-line discussion (Community Conversation), direct interviews, and activities the team will be organizing in the community and project area.
As a project, Imagine West End Waterfront will engage residents, businesses, organizations from the West End and across Vancouver to create a high level plan for the area that:
• Supports Vancouver’s commitment to reconciliation and decolonization
• Improves neighbourhood connectivity and access
• Upgrades services, facilities, and infrastructure
• Accommodates anticipated population growth and increased demand on the area
• Restores shoreline habitats and supports the ecological revitalization of the area
• Addresses climate change, sea level rise and improves the resilience of the area
The West End Community Plan (approved in 2013) identified potential needs for long-term improvements to the transportation system, parks, and public spaces in the area to support the growth in the West End. The project study area overlaps a network of parks and streets that make up a total of approximately 95 acres (38 hectares).
The project will also be working closely with Indigenous rights holders (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations).
For e-mail contact, please write WestEndWaterfront@vancouver.ca. Project managers are Jordan McAuley, Park Board Planner and Sam Khany, City of Vancouver Senior Transportation Planner.
The project website is at vancouver.ca/west-end-waterfront.