Planning the Upper Lands: Creating a sustainable urban community in Cypress Village and protecting lands in Eagleridge

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Planning the Upper Lands: Creating a sustainable urban community in Cypress Village and protecting lands in Eagleridge


We acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Musqueam Nation. We recognize and respect them as nations in this territory, as well as their historic connection to the lands and waters around us since time immemorial.

Planning the Upper Lands

Building on the vision already outlined in the 2018 Official Community Plan, the District is undertaking a planning and community engagement process to create detailed policy for a new compact, sustainable urban community in Cypress Village and for protecting a large portion of the Eagleridge lands in perpetuity for conservation and recreation.



Phase 2 (September 13, 2021)

Phase 2 of Planning the Upper Lands presents a proposed land use plan and development concept for Cypress Village consistent with the policies in the OCP and the direction from Phase 1.

Twelve new documents have been posted at the links below, including an overview of this phase plus detailed information about eleven topics:

  1. Planning the Upper Lands: Phase 2 Overview (PDF)
  2. Planning Principles for Cypress Village and Eagleridge (PDF)
  3. Community Size and Proposed Housing Mix (PDF)
  4. Concept Plans (Urban and Natural Areas, Road Network, and Land Use Plan) (PDF)
  5. Transit (PDF)
  6. Active Transportation Network and Recreation Areas (PDF)
  7. Community Facilities (PDF)
  8. Proposed Form and Character of Development (PDF)
  9. Servicing Strategy (water, sewer, and stormwater servicing networks) (PDF)
  10. Summary of Preliminary Transportation Impact Analysis (PDF)
  11. Anticipated Phasing of Development (PDF)
  12. Protecting the Lands in Eagleridge (PDF)

The Phase 2 materials will be inputs to developing the proposed Area Development Plan and zoning bylaw for Cypress Village in Phase 3, which will then be presented to West Vancouver’s Council for formal consideration of adoption as part of the District’s Official Community Plan.

Survey

A Phase 2 survey was available to collect community input about the proposed land use plan and development concept for Cypress Village.

The survey was open from September 14 to October 4, 2021. Thank you for providing your input!

Virtual information meetings

Thank you to everyone who attended a virtual information meeting to learn more about the proposed land use plan and development concept for Cypress Village and ask questions.

Watch the presentation from the September 21 virtual information meeting (YouTube)(External link)

Meetings were held on:

  • Tuesday, September 21 from 7–8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 28 from 7–8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29 from 1–2:30 p.m.

Planning the Upper Lands: Creating a sustainable urban community in Cypress Village and protecting lands in Eagleridge


We acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Musqueam Nation. We recognize and respect them as nations in this territory, as well as their historic connection to the lands and waters around us since time immemorial.

Planning the Upper Lands

Building on the vision already outlined in the 2018 Official Community Plan, the District is undertaking a planning and community engagement process to create detailed policy for a new compact, sustainable urban community in Cypress Village and for protecting a large portion of the Eagleridge lands in perpetuity for conservation and recreation.



Phase 2 (September 13, 2021)

Phase 2 of Planning the Upper Lands presents a proposed land use plan and development concept for Cypress Village consistent with the policies in the OCP and the direction from Phase 1.

Twelve new documents have been posted at the links below, including an overview of this phase plus detailed information about eleven topics:

  1. Planning the Upper Lands: Phase 2 Overview (PDF)
  2. Planning Principles for Cypress Village and Eagleridge (PDF)
  3. Community Size and Proposed Housing Mix (PDF)
  4. Concept Plans (Urban and Natural Areas, Road Network, and Land Use Plan) (PDF)
  5. Transit (PDF)
  6. Active Transportation Network and Recreation Areas (PDF)
  7. Community Facilities (PDF)
  8. Proposed Form and Character of Development (PDF)
  9. Servicing Strategy (water, sewer, and stormwater servicing networks) (PDF)
  10. Summary of Preliminary Transportation Impact Analysis (PDF)
  11. Anticipated Phasing of Development (PDF)
  12. Protecting the Lands in Eagleridge (PDF)

The Phase 2 materials will be inputs to developing the proposed Area Development Plan and zoning bylaw for Cypress Village in Phase 3, which will then be presented to West Vancouver’s Council for formal consideration of adoption as part of the District’s Official Community Plan.

Survey

A Phase 2 survey was available to collect community input about the proposed land use plan and development concept for Cypress Village.

The survey was open from September 14 to October 4, 2021. Thank you for providing your input!

Virtual information meetings

Thank you to everyone who attended a virtual information meeting to learn more about the proposed land use plan and development concept for Cypress Village and ask questions.

Watch the presentation from the September 21 virtual information meeting (YouTube)(External link)

Meetings were held on:

  • Tuesday, September 21 from 7–8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 28 from 7–8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29 from 1–2:30 p.m.
  • Phase 1 (2020)

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    Update: February 11, 2021

    Thank you to everyone that provided feedback in Phase 1 of this project.

    The Planning the Upper Lands team submitted a report to Council and presented an update to Council at the February 8 Council meeting. The report summarizes the results of the Phase 1 engagement, which is now complete and sets out the proposed foundations for more detailed planning work in Phase 2.

    View the Council Report

    At the February 8 meeting, Council directed the planning team to proceed to Phase 2 of the process based on Approach B (protect 100% of Eagleridge, plan for about 3,500 housing units plus amenities and commercial space in Cypress Village, and determine what other mechanisms are needed to make this approach work) and the proposed Planning Principles developed during Phase 1.

    The work to be completed in Phase 2 will include preparing proposed conceptual land use plans for Cypress Village, proposed urban design guidelines for Cypress Village, a Traffic Impact Analysis and Transportation Study for Cypress Village, priorities for community amenities in Cypress Village, and an evaluation of different mechanisms that could be used to protect the lands in Eagleridge.

    We look forward to continuing to work with the community and stakeholders on planning for Cypress Village and Eagleridge.




    Initial Information (July 2020)

    As an introduction, initial background information about the lands, planning context, goals, process, team, and how to stay involved are provided in the links below.

    Please watch the introductory video and read the initial background information as the first step in this engagement process. More detailed information and analysis will be added to these webpages and there will be opportunities for small group discussions as well as a public survey. Please subscribe to be notified about information updates and opportunities to participate and provide your feedback.



    Additional Materials and Survey #1 (November 2020)

    The planning team has drafted proposed Planning Principles for Cypress Village and Eagleridge and prepared some additional background materials about the lands and the proposed number of housing units in Cypress Village. These new documents are provided at the links below:

    The first community survey was open from November 16 to December 14, 2020. The planning team was seeking your input about proposed principles to guide detailed planning for Eagleridge and Cypress Village. We also asked your opinion about the trade-off between the scale of development in Cypress Village and the share of Eagleridge that is protected at this time.




    Survey #1 for Planning the Upper Lands now closed (December 2020)

    Thank you to those who participated in the first Planning the Upper Lands community survey! Survey #1 is now closed. We received a great response with hundreds of surveys completed between November 16 and December 14.

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

    Please stay informed by subscribing for project updates.

Page last updated: 01 November 2021, 14:56