Britannia Renewal

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Britannia Renewal Logo against a blue background and artwork of a heart and eagle by Wade Davis

Help shape the future of Britannia

In 2018, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and Britannia Community Services Society adopted a master plan that sets out the vision for the renewal of the Britannia Community Centre. The master plan is a summary of many voices and a record of the needs, dreams and aspirations of the community for Britannia’s renewal.

What's happening?

The Britannia Renewal will take place in multiple phases and project partners are currently on the rezoning phase.

Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building on the master plan, the focus of this phase is to identify the types of services and spaces to be included on site and development criteria, such as building density and heights.

Before we submit a rezoning application to Vancouver City Council for the renewed Britannia, we will explore site options to find creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of the community through four steps of community engagement.

Where are we now?

Project partners are developing site-wide options that look at the overall placement of building relationships, heights, outdoor spaces and opportunities for non-market housing.

We recognize the Britannia Community Centre offers important and valued programs and services, and we thank the community for your support and participation in this project. As partners continue to work towards the Britannia Renewal, we are committed to providing the community with a project update in spring 2023.

Learn more:

Help shape the future of Britannia

In 2018, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and Britannia Community Services Society adopted a master plan that sets out the vision for the renewal of the Britannia Community Centre. The master plan is a summary of many voices and a record of the needs, dreams and aspirations of the community for Britannia’s renewal.

What's happening?

The Britannia Renewal will take place in multiple phases and project partners are currently on the rezoning phase.

Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building on the master plan, the focus of this phase is to identify the types of services and spaces to be included on site and development criteria, such as building density and heights.

Before we submit a rezoning application to Vancouver City Council for the renewed Britannia, we will explore site options to find creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of the community through four steps of community engagement.

Where are we now?

Project partners are developing site-wide options that look at the overall placement of building relationships, heights, outdoor spaces and opportunities for non-market housing.

We recognize the Britannia Community Centre offers important and valued programs and services, and we thank the community for your support and participation in this project. As partners continue to work towards the Britannia Renewal, we are committed to providing the community with a project update in spring 2023.

Learn more:

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Britannia's important places and spaces

about 1 year

Use this map to tell us how you connect to the land, nature and places that make Britannia the heart and soul of the community:

  • What places make you feel comfortable? What places make you feel uncomfortable? Why?
  • What places do you like to sit at and enjoy your surroundings? What colours, sounds and smells make this place important?
  • Are there any spaces that are not currently available that you would like to see added through the rezoning?

The information you provide will help the design team develop site options for the future rezoning application for the Britannia site, including:

  • develop guidelines for building features and qualities
  • think about key access points
  • decide on the placement of buildings and what goes next to buildings
  • plan outdoor spaces
  • set buildings heights and footprints
CLOSED: Thank you for sharing your favorite Britannia spaces and places with us. For an overview of what we've heard to date, see the Engagement Summary Report.
Page last updated: 04 Jan 2023, 03:58 PM