Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan

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Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan

After four phases of engagement, including over 50 community events and meetings, and a review process that included approximately 6,000 instances of engagement, the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines were adopted by Council on June 1, 2021.

We wish to thank everyone who participated in this process. Your input is meaningful and helped to shape the future of Horseshoe Bay.

Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines

What happens next?

The adoption of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines initiates staff to prepare subsequent neighbourhood zoning amendments which will be brought forward for Council's consideration later in the year.

Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan

After four phases of engagement, including over 50 community events and meetings, and a review process that included approximately 6,000 instances of engagement, the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines were adopted by Council on June 1, 2021.

We wish to thank everyone who participated in this process. Your input is meaningful and helped to shape the future of Horseshoe Bay.

Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines

What happens next?

The adoption of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines initiates staff to prepare subsequent neighbourhood zoning amendments which will be brought forward for Council's consideration later in the year.

  • Supporting documents

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    Public engagement has shaped all phases of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Planning Process and a summary of Phase 4 public engagement is available below. A full transcript of all feedback received on the Draft Local Area Plan is also available in the document library section of this webpage (located in the right-hand toolbar).

    Phase 4 Public Engagement Summary Report

  • Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines (LAP)

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    The Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines are the outcomes of a four-phase engagement and planning process where the community has worked collaboratively to shape the future of Horseshoe Bay.

    In January this year, a Draft LAP was published for your review. We thank everyone who participated in contributing their feedback on the Draft LAP through the online comment form, telephone, email, or video conference call. Analysis and review of all input received on the Draft LAP were completed and many adjustments to the plan were made.

    The proposed Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines were introduced to Council at the May 10, 2021, Regular Council Meeting. At this meeting, Council directed staff to begin the process to formally adopt the LAP into the District’s Official Community Plan, commencing with a Public Hearing on June 1, 2021.

    You can review the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines along with its accompanying report to Council at the links below:

    Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines

    Report to Council: Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines

  • Draft Local Area Plan

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    Since 2019, the District has collaborated with the community through visioning workshops, exploring options through discussion cafés, and reviewing land use and design solutions through an online survey and video meetings.

    Guided by our extensive conversations with you—a Draft Local Area Plan (LAP) for Horseshoe Bay and a Background and Summary Document was created.

    Draft Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan & Design Guidelines

    Draft Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan: Background & Summary

    Next steps and how to provide your feedback on the proposed Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan and Design Guidelines to Council

    May 10, 2021 update

    Council gave Bylaw first reading and set the Pubic Hearing for Tuesday, June 1 at 6 p.m.

    Click here to learn how to participate online or by phone

    Written submissions can be provided to Council in advance of the scheduled public hearing date. To learn how to provide a written submission, visit westvancouver.ca/public-hearings.

    If you wish to present to Council, please consider submitting your comments to mayorandcouncil@westvancouver.ca.

  • Thank you for your feedback

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    Thank you for your feedback on the Draft Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan

    Thank you to everyone that took the time to share feedback on the Draft Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan.

    The comment form for feedback on the Draft Plan closed on Friday, February 26 at 4 p.m.

    As with all previous phases, staff will carefully review all input received. A proposed Local Area Plan will then be finalized, fully illustrated and formatted, and presented to Council for consideration of formal adoption into the District’s Official Community Plan.

    Again, thank you for your feedback and for helping to shape the future of Horseshoe Bay.

    Please subscribe to receive project updates by clicking on the “Stay Informed” tab on the project webpage.

  • Phase 3 Engagement Summary and Progress Report

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    Thank you again to those who participated in Phase 3 "Foundations" of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process. A review of all public input has been completed.

    The full transcript of all Phase 3 community input, a summary of Phase 3 engagement findings, and a Council report are now available online.

    View Council Report(External link)

    On September 14, 2020, Council received the Phase 3 report and directed staff to proceed to Phase 4 Plan in the coming months. We look forward to continue working with the local community and stakeholders on planning for Horseshoe Bay.

  • Phase 3 RefineHSB community survey now closed

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    Thank you to those who participated in the RefineHSB community survey!

    We heard a lot of positive feedback on the planning and design "foundations" and hundreds of suggested modifications were provided in the survey responses between June 29 and August 16.

    Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

    Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through the planning and design "foundations" via the survey booklet, available in the Document Library.

  • Phase 3 RefineHSB Community Survey

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    Phase 3 RefineHSB
    The District would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of people who participated in Phases 1 and 2 of the Horseshoe Bay LAP process. We are pleased to let you know that this community planning process will be moving to Phase 3, RefineHSB. We have adjusted our approach to public engagement so that it takes precautions to protect the health and safety of public and staff, while allowing the community to continue to shape the future of their village.

    The Horseshoe Bay LAP remains a top priority for Council. Over the coming weeks, District staff will be inviting you to participate using online engagement tools, and asking you to reach out to us through various means of communication. We want to maintain the positive momentum of this community planning process to date and ensure your voices are still heard.

    In the interest of participant safety and comfort, we are offering alternatives to in-person engagement. Rest assured that staff are available and wanting to connect with all who wish to participate—either virtually, by email, or by telephone.

    RefineHSB Survey

    The RefineHSB community survey is available online from Monday, June 29 to Sunday, August 16.

    We are asking the community to provide your input on the planning and design "foundations" of the LAP. Find out more about the design foundations in the booklet below (also available in the documents section).


    RefineHSBVirtualChat

    We will also be offering video conferences, called RefineHSBVirtualChat, for the community to discuss their ideas with staff and each other about the online survey and the proposed LAP foundations.

    Connect with us

    Alternatively, if you have any questions or ideas to share, you can continue to reach staff by email at hsb@westvancouver.ca or by calling 604-921-2173.

    We want to thank you for your meaningful participation to date and we look forward to continuing this important conversation with you!

  • Phase 2 engagement summary & progress report

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    Thank you again to those who participated in Phase 2 Options of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process. All public input has now been reviewed.

    The full transcript of all Phase 2 community input, a summary of Phase 2 engagement findings, and a Council report are now available online.

    View Council report

    On January 27, 2020, Council received the Phase 2 report and directed staff to proceed to Phase 3 Foundations in the coming months. We look forward to continue working with the local community and stakeholders on planning for Horseshoe Bay.

    Please stay tuned by subscribing for project updates!

  • Thank you for participating in ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes!

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    Thank you to those who participated in the ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes this fall!

    We heard a lot of positive feedback and many great thoughts were generated through the table discussions throughout the five sessions.

    Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

    Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through photos from the Discussion Cafes in the photo gallery. The event presentation and engagement boards are also available in the Document Library.


  • Come Shape the Future of Horseshoe Bay!

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    We want to hear from you! It’s time to explore options for Horseshoe Bay’s new local area plan.

    Thanks to the community’s input during the first phase of the local area plan process, we have created three initial options for land use, building forms and public spaces in the village.

    Help us improve these options at a ShapeHSB Discussion Café! Join others in your community to explore and discuss the options.

    • Tuesday, October 22 2-4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 23 6-8 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 24 1-3 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 24 5-7 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 26 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Discussion Cafés will be held at the Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive. Refreshments will be provided.

    Don’t wait! Space is limited. Registration is required. Register today!