Plan Update Status
The draft Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP) has been prepared in consultation with area residents, and stakeholders and feedback from Council. The updated BLNP will chart a renewed course for the future of Burquitlam-Lougheed and is Council's 'blueprint' for guiding growth and investment in the neighbourhood. You can read the complete drat BLNP below or get a plan summary here.
Draft Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan
Once all the feedback is reviewed, staff will report back to Council with any proposed refinements, and finally bring forward a finalized draft BLNP for Council consideration of adoption (following a Public Hearing) by mid-2017.
Draft BLNP - How We Got Here
Please watch this video (4:44 mins) that explains the process we undertook to develop the Draft BLNP. We have participated in more than 2000 interactions with the public including community information meetings, online surveys, comment forms, social media, in person, by phone and email. Your opinions matter now as we present the Draft BLNP, so please watch this video and take our online survey to tell us what you think.
The draft BLNP builds on key learnings from previous neighbourhood planning processes, and includes new policy directions that recognize the influence of the Evergreen Line on shaping future growth, provide improved land use certainty within Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhoods, and include land uses that accommodate a range of development forms and residential types that transition out from the Evergreen Line.
A key Plan enhancement involves more robust urban design policy (Section 4) to ensure new development has a high-degree of architectural excellence that recognizes/capitalizes on ‘landmark’ sites, is walkable and transit supportive, and enhances neighbourhood character with active ground-floors, human-scale design and public open spaces and plazas.
All the background project documents as well as Phase 1, 2 and 3 project materials, and Reports to Council are available on this webpage below on the Related Documents and Links drop-down menu.
Stay up-to-date on the project by subscribing to Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP) email updates: click here
For more information, please contact:
Planning & Development Department