The City of Vancouver says it’s received feedback from about 6,000 people on the future of Northeast False Creek.
The City’s Director for the Northeast False Creek Project Kevin McNaney says affordable housing and traffic were some of the top concerns raised by the public for the 450-acre industrial neighbourhood.
“Call for family housing, housing for seniors, for deeper affordability and larger units,” adds McNaney.
McNaney says people should expect more high-rise buildings in the next draft.
“There will be some fairly high buildings. They can be up to 200 to 300 feet. As you get closer to the heritage area of Chinatown and Main Street, they do scale down to about five to 10 storeys.”
He adds there’s also concern over the new St.Paul’s Hospital included in the neighboring False Creek Flats area plan.
“A lot of interest in ensuring that it is resilient, both to floods and sea level rise and seismic issues. Those are things we need to work on with St.Paul’s for the new facility.”
He says the public also called for more commercial space, including restaurants and bars, and to connect Chinatown and Strathcona which he says has been cut off by the viaducts.
The city says a design draft will be ready to go out to the public for more consultations by June.