March 1, 2019

Jericho: The Planning Begins

Don’t want to misquote Mike Harcourt, but he observed not long ago that a lot of the residential growth in the City of Vancouver for some considerable time in the future could be West of Alma.  And primarily on First Nations lands.  Sites like the UEL, the University Golf Course, Jericho.  And then further east, there are the Heather lands, sites along the Fraser, around Burrard Bridge, perhaps much more.

Jericho is the first large-scale site to be considered west of Alma for many decades.  So the planning begins – and not just for the urban design of the site.  Also for the waves of wealth generated.  For the kind of partnerships that evolve.  And how reconciliation is interpreted.



Saturday, March 2

12 pm – 4 pm

Jericho Hill Pool & Gymnasium | 4180 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Ceremonial Welcome (12 pm – 1 pm) – formal welcome by representatives from MST Nations and City of Vancouver.


Following the ceremonial welcome, stick around to learn about the process, project background, City policies, proponent aspirations, talk to City staff, and meet the proponent team.

Open House (1 pm – 4 pm)


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  1. Where’s the improved transit infrastructure ?

    NO development WHATSOEVER should commence until the subway funding to Alma at least is secure (ideally all the way to UBC). The mess we see today in NVan will be repeated on 4th and Broadway unless a RAPID non-bus system is built in parallel to, or ideally AHEAD OF, high-rise construction !

  2. I can’t help but feel they missed the boat on the market frenzy. Hopefully that leads to better housing options, though didn’t they say they weren’t interested in providing affordable housing?

    1. The frenzy is over but very high demand WILL CONTINUE – especially in good locations such as this one close to Kits, UBC AND BEACH !!

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