Broadway Plan Emerging Directions: Fairview

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Welcome to the Fairview section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

This section introduces land use policy and place-specific considerations for Fairview.

To learn about the Fairview Emerging Directions highlights, visit the Fairview StoryMap.

View the detailed Fairview Emerging Directions content in PDF format.

Review the Fairview neighbourhood profile.

Complete the survey to provide your feedback.

Person pushing a stroller on the sidewalk in front of a clothing shop

Welcome to the Fairview section of the Emerging Directions Virtual Open House

This section introduces land use policy and place-specific considerations for Fairview.

To learn about the Fairview Emerging Directions highlights, visit the Fairview StoryMap.

View the detailed Fairview Emerging Directions content in PDF format.

Review the Fairview neighbourhood profile.

Complete the survey to provide your feedback.

Do you have a question about the emerging directions for Fairview?

The Broadway Plan team is happy to answer any questions you may have about the emerging directions for Fairview. Please send us a question and we'll get back to you within two business days.

Note: If you have a question about the Broadway Subway, please contact the Province of British Columbia's project team which is responsible for the station design and construction. If you would like more information about the Broadway Subway Project visit broadwaysubway.ca or email broadwaysubway@gov.bc.ca 


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    Why isn't it letting me do the survey? It said that it was deactivated by the owner, but the other versions I've seen have said that it would be open until Nov 30

    katy.howden asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Katy,

    Please check out the main Broadway Plan page here www.shapeyourcity.ca/broadway-plan . There is a link to the current survey on that page.

    Thank you for your interest in the survey. Please share it with your friends and neighbours if you can. We would really appreciate it!


    Andrew

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    I live in one of 4 large condo developments between 5th and 7th and intersecting with Granville. Please consider ways to slow down traffic on Granville between Broadway and 5th Avenues. Cars accelerate both ways whether approaching the bridge or coming off it creating unnecessarily loud noise and increasing the risk of accidents.

    Paully asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Paully,


    Thank you for the suggestion. The Refined Directions have identified a need for more detailed transportation planning study for the area surrounding Broadway and Granville. This is something that will be within the scope of that study.

    We hope you've had a chance to review the refined directions and share your feedback. To learn more please visit our main page www.shapeyourcity.ca/broadway-plan .


    Andrew

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    As of today's date, October 14th, is there a plan for the West Granville Loop? If not, is the city's intent to keep it as green space or sell it to a developer? Many thanks, Lynn.

    Lynn J. asked about 1 year ago

    Good morning Lynn,

    We'll have more details about the future of the Granville Loop in this next phase of work. Check back on November 4 to review the information boards and learn how you can provide your feedback.

    Hope that helps,


    Andrew

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    Are there any plans for a recreational facility (pool, library, etc) to support the increased density that will come in the Fairview area with increased density buildings along Broadway?

    sonchirri asked about 1 year ago

    Good morning Sonchirri,

    Assessment of existing and future community amenities like those you mentioned is part of the plan development. Our team will be reviewing those needs and how to pay for it through our public benefit strategy. There will be more details coming out on this in Phase 3 of the work plan (launching in early November) and the draft plan that will be going to council.

    Thanks for your question!

    Andrew

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    Hi. On August 12th ( 2021 ) you posted that Phase 3 Emerging Directions for the Broadway Plan would start in late September ( 2021 ). You also quote on anther web page that “ The Broadway Planning Team is excited to announce that Phase 3 - Refined Directions will begin in early November “ ( 2021 ) . Which date should we anticipate ? Thank you for your help. Kindest Regards, Marty.

    Marty M. asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Marty,

    Broadway Plan's Phase 3 engagement will be launching in early November. We'll be sending an update mid October with more specific details.


    Hope this helps,

    The Broadway Planning Team

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    show many stories will the 1395 Eedt Broadway proposed office building be?

    Donna Williams asked about 1 year ago

    Hello Donna,

    Thank you for your question. This project is separate from the Broadway Plan. However, for more information about this project, I would kindly ask you to refer to this website https://shapeyourcity.ca/1395-w-broadway 

    Have a nice long weekend,

    Andrew

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    I am planning to buy a unit in townhouse complex at 939 W 7th Ave. The unit has a view of False Creek. Can you please tell me if the city has development plans to increase the allowed heights of the building in front of it and if the land between the W 6th Ave and Charleson in front of it (1498 on the Vancouver map property viewer (PID 007592485, and ending in 507, 523, 540, 566, 582, or 008740968, 008740976, 008740992) will likely be developed to go over 4 floors high. I am planning to give an unconditional offer today, so I will appreciate your prompt response by 4 pm tonight if possible. Thank you so much for considering this request.

    Olga asked over 1 year ago

    Hello Olga,

    Unfortunately at this point in the Broadway Planning process we don't have that information available. We anticipate details on general heights to be out for public engagement in July 2021.

    Sorry we couldn't be more help. Good luck!

    Andrew

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    What measures are being put in place to ensure once Affordable Housing is built, it stays that way? I've heard stories of units starting as affordable and then become not either because no one was following up on what they were being rented at, or because after the first tenants moved out they went back to being unafffordable

    Brent Holmes asked over 1 year ago

    Hello Brent, 

    The City of Vancouver uses Housing Agreements to secure affordability for the life of the building. We have primarily used this tool with non-market housing which are run by non-profits who monitor the affordability of the units, and the City may request reporting information as required to ensure compliance with the Housing Agreement. 

    In 2019, the City introduced the option of securing below-market units within private market rental buildings in the form of the Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program (MIRHPP) and the Below-Market Rental Housing Policy for Rezonings. Under the new policies, applicants are required to enter into a Housing Agreement for the life of the building. The proponent is required to verify the income eligibility of new and existing tenants in moderate income rental units, and provide annual reports to the City to ensure compliance with the income thresholds and rents specified in the policy. To see the full details of the requirements, please visit Section 2B in the MIRHPP Bulletin.

     The Residential Tenancy Act provides the laws that regulate rent increases between tenancies so landlords in the private market are allowed in some cases to increase rents. The City is working with Province to implement Rental Housing Taskforce recommendations to close certain loop holes which give some landlords opportunities to illegally raise rents (e.g. renovictions).

    Best regards,

    The Broadway Planning Team

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    Having looked at the Kitsilano profile, the area seems to fulfill all the expectations set out in the objectives of the overall plan for the area. Why, then, is there a proposal to increase the height of buildings in Kitsilano?

    Debra Simmons asked over 1 year ago

    Hello Debra,

    Increased heights for buildings are being considered in Kitsilano in response to a number of community needs we’ve identified through the planning process. We have heard a strong desire for more rental/affordable housing options in Kitsilano, particularly with the new Subway station at Arbutus, including rental homes suitable for families with children. In recent years the rental vacancy rate has been less than 1%, and very little new rental as been built in recent decades compared to ownership housing. We also know that the existing rental housing is aging and will need significant reinvestment/renewal in the coming decades. However this must be approached very carefully in order to balance the need for renewal with mitigating displacement impacts. We’ve heard that maintaining existing affordability is important to the community and the provision of additional density alongside affordability requirements in new buildings works towards this goal of enabling renewal while maintaining affordability into the future. There is also a need for additional space for jobs, such as offices, close to the future Subway. Increased building heights will help enable new rental housing and job space close to rapid transit, amenities and services.


    Hope this helps,

    The Broadway Planning Team

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    To whom it may concern My question : Are existing green spaces not designated as parks such as Granville loop park on the west side of the granville bridge going to be developed? The east side of the granville loop is designated a park. Go figure My concern is the government will sell this well utilized and established green space to developers . Density seems to be a priority for this city and well established existing green spaces for people to relax and play outside are not important.

    Nelson asked over 1 year ago

    Hello Nelson,

    As you may know, as part of the Granville Connector project the long term intent is to reconfigure the west loop block to improve circulation and walking and cycling connections, and create a more regularized intersection at Granville and 5th (https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/granville-bridge-connector-open-house-boards-january-2020.pdf -- see board 28).


    The future use(s) of the west loop block will be determined through the Broadway Plan. Council direction is to explore options that include and support park/green space. At this time no recommendations or decisions have been made about the block.

     

    Currently, in the Emerging Directions phase for Broadway Plan, is the following policy direction: "Explore future uses for the Southwest Granville Loop that include and support public green space." (Granville/Burrard Slopes sub-area, see Board 30: https://syc.vancouver.ca/projects/broadway-plan/broadway-plan-emerging-directions-open-house-boards.pdf)

     

    Focused engagement, including with the South Granville BIA and businesses in the area, will help shape the future use(s) for the block. This engagement will get underway later in the spring/summer, so please stay tuned for that. Also if you have any ideas or input specific to the block at this time, I encourage you to have your say via our online survey open until March 31st (survey link - https://talkvancouver.questionpro.ca/a/TakeSurvey?tt=SsPBl7OJ88xMXwoF19gY6w%3D%3D&_ga=2.25855549.1065098859.1616446119-1152093174.1569597034).


    Our team is always listening and looking forward to continued discussions on this important topic.

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