Neighbourhood Character


Let’s make sure that future home construction enhances the character of neighbourhoods.

Council appointed West Vancouver residents to the Neighbourhood Character Working Group to propose regulations and policies that better respect neighbourhood character, protect heritage and mitigate the impacts of development.

The working group has identified five priority issues:

  1. building size
  2. landscaping
  3. hard surfaces, retaining walls and fences
  4. neighbour and public interface
  5. housing diversity

Your ideas will help shape our recommendations to Council, including the proposal of new, and amendment of existing, policies and bylaws.

First round of consultation

The first phase of community consultation by the Neighbourhood Character Working Group has concluded. Thank you to all those who participated.

A review of public input and progress report to Council are available below.

Council Report

Council Presentation

Next steps

The Neighbourhood Character Working Group will be considering potential responses to address the issues that you helped identify.

We look forward to validating these recommendations with you during the next phase of consultation. Stay tuned by signing up for email updates.


Let’s make sure that future home construction enhances the character of neighbourhoods.

Council appointed West Vancouver residents to the Neighbourhood Character Working Group to propose regulations and policies that better respect neighbourhood character, protect heritage and mitigate the impacts of development.

The working group has identified five priority issues:

  1. building size
  2. landscaping
  3. hard surfaces, retaining walls and fences
  4. neighbour and public interface
  5. housing diversity

Your ideas will help shape our recommendations to Council, including the proposal of new, and amendment of existing, policies and bylaws.

First round of consultation

The first phase of community consultation by the Neighbourhood Character Working Group has concluded. Thank you to all those who participated.

A review of public input and progress report to Council are available below.

Council Report

Council Presentation

Next steps

The Neighbourhood Character Working Group will be considering potential responses to address the issues that you helped identify.

We look forward to validating these recommendations with you during the next phase of consultation. Stay tuned by signing up for email updates.