Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan

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Phase 3 Engagement Summary and Progress Report

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

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.

Please stay tuned by subscribing for project updates!


Creating a Local Area Plan for Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay, located at the western tip of West Vancouver, is a unique seaside neighbourhood sloping down to a commercial village situated along the waterfront. Its marine commercial character, casual ambiance, visitor attractions, and position as “Mile Zero” of the Sea-to-Sky Highway and “gateway” to Howe Sound provide the setting for a waterfront neighbourhood, village and destination frequented year-round by visitors and tourists.

At its meeting on March 11, 2019, Council directed staff to commence the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process to create a new LAP for the area in accordance with an approved Terms of Reference. Please see the Document Library located on the right for a copy of the Council Report and Terms of Reference.

Part of the Official Community Plan

The Horseshoe Bay LAP preparation process will involve working with local stakeholders and the community on issues and opportunities in a contextually-sensitive manner.

As the LAP will become part of the Official Community Plan (OCP), the preparation of the LAP will also consider neighbourhood-level responses to the District-wide objectives and policies identified in the OCP.

Planning Process

The four anticipated phases of the Horseshoe Bay local area planning process are illustrated in the diagram below:

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Phase 3 Engagement Summary and Progress Report

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

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.

Please stay tuned by subscribing for project updates!


Creating a Local Area Plan for Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay, located at the western tip of West Vancouver, is a unique seaside neighbourhood sloping down to a commercial village situated along the waterfront. Its marine commercial character, casual ambiance, visitor attractions, and position as “Mile Zero” of the Sea-to-Sky Highway and “gateway” to Howe Sound provide the setting for a waterfront neighbourhood, village and destination frequented year-round by visitors and tourists.

At its meeting on March 11, 2019, Council directed staff to commence the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process to create a new LAP for the area in accordance with an approved Terms of Reference. Please see the Document Library located on the right for a copy of the Council Report and Terms of Reference.

Part of the Official Community Plan

The Horseshoe Bay LAP preparation process will involve working with local stakeholders and the community on issues and opportunities in a contextually-sensitive manner.

As the LAP will become part of the Official Community Plan (OCP), the preparation of the LAP will also consider neighbourhood-level responses to the District-wide objectives and policies identified in the OCP.

Planning Process

The four anticipated phases of the Horseshoe Bay local area planning process are illustrated in the diagram below:

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  • 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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    04 Sep 2020

    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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    17 Jan 2020

    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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    04 Nov 2019

    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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    04 Nov 2019

    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!
  • Phase 1 engagement summary & progress report

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    15 Jul 2019

    Thank you again to those who participated in Phase 1 Vision of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process. A review of all public input has been completed.

    The full transcript of all Phase 1 community input, a summary of Phase 1 engagement findings, and a Council report are now available online.

    View Council report

    We are also pleased to announce that on July 22, 2019, Council received the Phase 1 report and directed staff to proceed to Phase 2 Options this fall. We look forward to continuing working with the local community and stakeholders on the next phase of planning for Horseshoe Bay.

    Please stay tuned by subscribing for project updates.

  • Thank you for participating in the ImagineHSB visioning workshops

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    10 Jun 2019

    Thank you to those who participated in the ImagineHSB visioning workshops!

    We heard a lot of positive feedback about the events and hundreds of great ideas were generated through the workshops on May 29, June 4 and June 8, 2019.

    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 three workshops in the photo gallery. The workshop presentation, engagement boards and video are also available in the Document and Video Libraries.