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 3 (April 25, 2022)

Phase 3 (the final phase) of Planning the Upper Lands is underway.

Drawing on the planning work and community/stakeholder engagement from Phases 1 and 2, Phase 3 involves documenting the proposed plan and associated bylaws for consideration of formal adoption by Council. The bylaws will include:

  • An Area Development Plan for Cypress Village and Eagleridge. The plan will set out policies to guide the development of Cypress Village over the next 20 to 25 years and policies to protect lands in Eagleridge for recreation and conservation purposes.
  • New comprehensive development zoning for Cypress Village.
  • A phased development agreement between the District and the developer, British Pacific Properties Limited (BPP). This agreement will set out the development phasing and the provision of community amenities in Cypress Village as well as the legal mechanisms for protecting the lands in Eagleridge that are currently owned by BPP.
  • Supporting bylaws (such as a park dedication bylaw and OCP amendments bylaw).

Given the high level of interest from the community and stakeholders in planning for Cypress Village and Eagleridge, prior to the introduction of bylaws and the public hearing process, we are providing an opportunity for community and stakeholder engagement.

The purpose of the Phase 3 engagement is to allow the community and stakeholders to review the draft Area Development Plan and ask questions, before it is presented as part of a package of bylaws for Council’s consideration.

Five new documents have been posted at the links below:

  1. The Draft Area Development Plan for Cypress Village and Eagleridge
  2. A summary of where we are in the process
  3. An overview of what we heard in Phases 1 and 2 and how that has helped shape the Draft Plan
  4. A document with answers to anticipated questions (Phase 3 FAQs)
  5. Summary information about traffic

We invite you to read the draft plan and ask questions using the question form below. The question form will be open until 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Virtual information meetings

Virtual information meetings were held on May 17 and 18. There was a 20-minute presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Watch a video of the presentation

Read a summary of the Q&A

Pop up information booths in person

Pop up information booths were held at Spring Fest West (May 7), West Vancouver Memorial Library (May 10), West Vancouver Community Centre (May 11), and the Cypress Pop-Up Village (May 12).

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 3 (April 25, 2022)

Phase 3 (the final phase) of Planning the Upper Lands is underway.

Drawing on the planning work and community/stakeholder engagement from Phases 1 and 2, Phase 3 involves documenting the proposed plan and associated bylaws for consideration of formal adoption by Council. The bylaws will include:

  • An Area Development Plan for Cypress Village and Eagleridge. The plan will set out policies to guide the development of Cypress Village over the next 20 to 25 years and policies to protect lands in Eagleridge for recreation and conservation purposes.
  • New comprehensive development zoning for Cypress Village.
  • A phased development agreement between the District and the developer, British Pacific Properties Limited (BPP). This agreement will set out the development phasing and the provision of community amenities in Cypress Village as well as the legal mechanisms for protecting the lands in Eagleridge that are currently owned by BPP.
  • Supporting bylaws (such as a park dedication bylaw and OCP amendments bylaw).

Given the high level of interest from the community and stakeholders in planning for Cypress Village and Eagleridge, prior to the introduction of bylaws and the public hearing process, we are providing an opportunity for community and stakeholder engagement.

The purpose of the Phase 3 engagement is to allow the community and stakeholders to review the draft Area Development Plan and ask questions, before it is presented as part of a package of bylaws for Council’s consideration.

Five new documents have been posted at the links below:

  1. The Draft Area Development Plan for Cypress Village and Eagleridge
  2. A summary of where we are in the process
  3. An overview of what we heard in Phases 1 and 2 and how that has helped shape the Draft Plan
  4. A document with answers to anticipated questions (Phase 3 FAQs)
  5. Summary information about traffic

We invite you to read the draft plan and ask questions using the question form below. The question form will be open until 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Virtual information meetings

Virtual information meetings were held on May 17 and 18. There was a 20-minute presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Watch a video of the presentation

Read a summary of the Q&A

Pop up information booths in person

Pop up information booths were held at Spring Fest West (May 7), West Vancouver Memorial Library (May 10), West Vancouver Community Centre (May 11), and the Cypress Pop-Up Village (May 12).

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