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

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.



May 23, 2024 update

Thank you to those who came to the May 22, 2024 Information Meeting about Cypress Village and Eagleridge.

Materials from the meeting

  1. Display boards
  2. Presentation slides
  3. Video of presentation
  4. Summary of questions and answers



May 15, 2024 update

Staff report has been published

The staff report with the proposed bylaws, proposed legal agreements, and background documents as appendices has been posted as part of the agenda package for the June 3, 2024 regular Council meeting, when the planning team will be presenting the proposed bylaws for Council’s consideration of First Reading. This is earlier than agenda packages are typically posted in advance of a regular Council meeting, recognizing that it is a large amount of information.

A copy of the staff report can be found in the Agenda which is online here.

Updated documents

  1. Updated summary information about traffic
  2. Updated list of answers to anticipated questions



May 2, 2024 update

Update about project status

The planning team has finalized the proposed plan and associated proposed bylaws and legal agreements related to Cypress Village and Eagleridge.

If adopted, the proposed bylaws would govern:

  • the phased development of a mixed-used, sustainable urban community in Cypress Village over the next 20 years or so; and
  • the District’s acquisition and protection of 262 acres of land in Eagleridge that are currently owned by BPP and that have outstanding environmental and recreational value for the community.

District staff anticipate bringing the proposed bylaws forward for consideration of First Reading at the June 3, 2024 Council meeting. If given First Reading, Council would then set a date for a public hearing.

Information Session: May 22, 2024

Prior to the introduction of the proposed bylaws and public hearing, staff are hosting an information meeting to provide an overview of the proposed plan, bylaws, and legal agreements:

Cypress Village and Eagleridge Information Session
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 6–8 p.m.
Municipal Hall Council Chamber
750 17th Street, West Vancouver

Updates to the draft Area Development Plan created in 2022

One of the main documents included in the proposed bylaws is the Area Development Plan (ADP) for Cypress Village and Eagleridge. A draft of the ADP was posted on this project webpage in April 2022.

The main changes since the April 2022 draft ADP are:

1. Refinements to reflect public input during the Phase 3 Engagement, such as:

  • Increasing the setback from Cypress Creek.
  • Adding text indicating that, as development proceeds, there may be opportunities to consider including space for community groups (e.g. a nature house).
  • Adding a view of Cypress Village from Kitsilano Beach into the View Analysis section of the ADP.
  • Noting that the Independent Transit Service will serve residents of Rodgers Creek and nearby areas in addition to residents of Cypress Village.
  • Describing the goal of having mountain biking trails for all levels of riders and noting that opportunities to keep existing trails, re-route existing trails, and add new trails should be considered during implementation.
  • Noting that there may be opportunities to utilize facilities at Mulgrave School in addition to the local-serving amenities planned for the village.

These were mostly clarifications and additional details, not substantial changes to the draft ADP.

2. Refinements to reflect additional technical work, input from other agencies, and negotiations with BPP, including:

a) Increasing the total permitted residential floorspace (from 4.8 million square feet to 5.1 million square feet), but with no change to the total unit count (which is still 3,711 housing units).

b) Changing BPP’s obligation regarding the affordable rental housing in the plan:

  • BPP will be responsible for providing two subdivided, serviced parcels of land to the District (or, at the District’s option, to a non-profit housing operator selected by the District), instead of BPP being responsible for working with non-profit housing operators to provide the affordable rental housing units.
  • The District can lease the sites to non-profit housing operator(s) who will build/operate the affordable housing, giving the District more control over selecting the non-profit entity and the construction schedule.

c) Refining some development pod and natural areas footprints.

d) Refining the routing of the multi-use path south of Eagle Lake Road.

e) Increasing the amount of District-owned land in and near Eagleridge that is proposed to be dedicated as municipal park as part of this process.

3. Preparing four Development Permit Area (DPA) Guidelines for Cypress Village (riparian areas, wildfire hazard, hazardous conditions, form and character). The draft ADP noted that DPA Guidelines would be developed and inserted in the final proposed ADP, and this is now complete.

Updated documents

  1. A copy of the ADP showing edits since the April 2022 draft (PDF)
  2. A copy of the final proposed ADP (PDF)
  3. An updated overview of community input from previous phases and how that has helped shape the ADP

February 2024 update

The planning team is working on finalizing the comprehensive package of proposed bylaws related to Cypress Village and Eagleridge to bring forward for Council’s formal consideration of adoption.

If adopted, the proposed bylaws and associated legal agreements will govern the phased development of a mixed-use, sustainable urban community in Cypress Village and the District’s acquisition and protection of 262 acres of land in Eagleridge that are currently owned by BPP, and that have outstanding environmental and recreational value for the community. We currently anticipate bringing the bylaws package forward in the spring.

Updates will be posted on this webpage. You can sign up to receive email updates by entering your email in the "stay informed" box on this page.

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.


July 2022 update

Thank you to everyone who provided input during the Phase 3 engagement for Planning the Upper Lands: Creating a Sustainable Urban Community in Cypress Village and Protecting Lands in Eagleridge. A summary of the Phase 3 engagement is now available.

Phase 3 Engagement Summary Report



See the tab below for details on each phase of public engagement.

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.



May 23, 2024 update

Thank you to those who came to the May 22, 2024 Information Meeting about Cypress Village and Eagleridge.

Materials from the meeting

  1. Display boards
  2. Presentation slides
  3. Video of presentation
  4. Summary of questions and answers



May 15, 2024 update

Staff report has been published

The staff report with the proposed bylaws, proposed legal agreements, and background documents as appendices has been posted as part of the agenda package for the June 3, 2024 regular Council meeting, when the planning team will be presenting the proposed bylaws for Council’s consideration of First Reading. This is earlier than agenda packages are typically posted in advance of a regular Council meeting, recognizing that it is a large amount of information.

A copy of the staff report can be found in the Agenda which is online here.

Updated documents

  1. Updated summary information about traffic
  2. Updated list of answers to anticipated questions



May 2, 2024 update

Update about project status

The planning team has finalized the proposed plan and associated proposed bylaws and legal agreements related to Cypress Village and Eagleridge.

If adopted, the proposed bylaws would govern:

  • the phased development of a mixed-used, sustainable urban community in Cypress Village over the next 20 years or so; and
  • the District’s acquisition and protection of 262 acres of land in Eagleridge that are currently owned by BPP and that have outstanding environmental and recreational value for the community.

District staff anticipate bringing the proposed bylaws forward for consideration of First Reading at the June 3, 2024 Council meeting. If given First Reading, Council would then set a date for a public hearing.

Information Session: May 22, 2024

Prior to the introduction of the proposed bylaws and public hearing, staff are hosting an information meeting to provide an overview of the proposed plan, bylaws, and legal agreements:

Cypress Village and Eagleridge Information Session
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 6–8 p.m.
Municipal Hall Council Chamber
750 17th Street, West Vancouver

Updates to the draft Area Development Plan created in 2022

One of the main documents included in the proposed bylaws is the Area Development Plan (ADP) for Cypress Village and Eagleridge. A draft of the ADP was posted on this project webpage in April 2022.

The main changes since the April 2022 draft ADP are:

1. Refinements to reflect public input during the Phase 3 Engagement, such as:

  • Increasing the setback from Cypress Creek.
  • Adding text indicating that, as development proceeds, there may be opportunities to consider including space for community groups (e.g. a nature house).
  • Adding a view of Cypress Village from Kitsilano Beach into the View Analysis section of the ADP.
  • Noting that the Independent Transit Service will serve residents of Rodgers Creek and nearby areas in addition to residents of Cypress Village.
  • Describing the goal of having mountain biking trails for all levels of riders and noting that opportunities to keep existing trails, re-route existing trails, and add new trails should be considered during implementation.
  • Noting that there may be opportunities to utilize facilities at Mulgrave School in addition to the local-serving amenities planned for the village.

These were mostly clarifications and additional details, not substantial changes to the draft ADP.

2. Refinements to reflect additional technical work, input from other agencies, and negotiations with BPP, including:

a) Increasing the total permitted residential floorspace (from 4.8 million square feet to 5.1 million square feet), but with no change to the total unit count (which is still 3,711 housing units).

b) Changing BPP’s obligation regarding the affordable rental housing in the plan:

  • BPP will be responsible for providing two subdivided, serviced parcels of land to the District (or, at the District’s option, to a non-profit housing operator selected by the District), instead of BPP being responsible for working with non-profit housing operators to provide the affordable rental housing units.
  • The District can lease the sites to non-profit housing operator(s) who will build/operate the affordable housing, giving the District more control over selecting the non-profit entity and the construction schedule.

c) Refining some development pod and natural areas footprints.

d) Refining the routing of the multi-use path south of Eagle Lake Road.

e) Increasing the amount of District-owned land in and near Eagleridge that is proposed to be dedicated as municipal park as part of this process.

3. Preparing four Development Permit Area (DPA) Guidelines for Cypress Village (riparian areas, wildfire hazard, hazardous conditions, form and character). The draft ADP noted that DPA Guidelines would be developed and inserted in the final proposed ADP, and this is now complete.

Updated documents

  1. A copy of the ADP showing edits since the April 2022 draft (PDF)
  2. A copy of the final proposed ADP (PDF)
  3. An updated overview of community input from previous phases and how that has helped shape the ADP

February 2024 update

The planning team is working on finalizing the comprehensive package of proposed bylaws related to Cypress Village and Eagleridge to bring forward for Council’s formal consideration of adoption.

If adopted, the proposed bylaws and associated legal agreements will govern the phased development of a mixed-use, sustainable urban community in Cypress Village and the District’s acquisition and protection of 262 acres of land in Eagleridge that are currently owned by BPP, and that have outstanding environmental and recreational value for the community. We currently anticipate bringing the bylaws package forward in the spring.

Updates will be posted on this webpage. You can sign up to receive email updates by entering your email in the "stay informed" box on this page.

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.


July 2022 update

Thank you to everyone who provided input during the Phase 3 engagement for Planning the Upper Lands: Creating a Sustainable Urban Community in Cypress Village and Protecting Lands in Eagleridge. A summary of the Phase 3 engagement is now available.

Phase 3 Engagement Summary Report



See the tab below for details on each phase of public engagement.

Page last updated: 29 May 2024, 08:43 AM