Share Your Ideas!

In 2015 Council chose to advance planning to replace the viaducts with a new street network that will better serve the city. 

Already a hub of events, culture, and sports, Northeast False Creek is the last major undeveloped waterfront in downtown Vancouver. During our outreach on the future of the viaducts, the community shared their ideas, interests and opportunities for the future of this area. We now have the opportunity to create a more integrated area that will become a vibrant waterfront events district with a beautiful destination park. Tell us your ideas about how to make it happen!

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This project should be a world-leading model using inclusive, intersectional design values to ensure diverse accessibility/usability of spaces, safety, equitable allocation of resources & more.

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Submitted by Christine (not verified) on

Thought taking down the viaducts was to create more park space? Yet appears there will be more condos (destiny), less roads for added traffic, and a minimal park space for added residents. Not cool.

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Submitted by Rhia (not verified) on

A large skating pond frozen 7-8 months fully sustainable, integrated with the Park design. A large retractable canopy to make it usable in the rain. Converts to water feature in summer, Seawall-linked

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Submitted by Ralph Segal (not verified) on

A large skating pond frozen 7-8 months fully sustainable, integrated with the Park design. A large retractable canopy to make it usable in the rain. Converts to water feature in summer, Seawall-linked

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Submitted by Ralph Segal (not verified) on

New parks around False Creek should have practical public spaces built and useful recreational amenities. An outdoor pool, covered skate park, picnic area or outdoor gym. No more lawn!

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Submitted by Paul (not verified) on

With changes to our auto culture with car share, and driverless cars, we need a new model for development that isn't based on multi-storey underground parking structures for each building.

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Submitted by Rob Grant (not verified) on

The Park needs to be designed using CPTED standards - it needs to be well lit, accessible and safe for *all* people during all hours of the day.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Optimal space of work/play/live where there is a sense of community.

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Submitted by Denise (not verified) on

Make SURE that cars are accomodated. No viaducts? Where will those cars go? Will they flow smoothly, or stuck on the street. Nelson St. is now a nightmare, more bike lanes and now chaos.

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Submitted by Doug (not verified) on

Great space for sitting outdoors, where people can mingle.

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Submitted by Sarah K. (not verified) on

Focus on urban forms. We can have yet another empty park that some use on sunny days... or have community centres, theatres, galleries, cafes, bars, clubs and shopping used day AND night, all year.

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Submitted by Jeff V. (not verified) on

I would like to see the city further develop the park space and keep Vancouver green

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Submitted by Blake Smith (not verified) on

We need to make sure that park space is a top priority so people can get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful city!

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Submitted by David (not verified) on

I would suggest that at least three levels (ground plus two stories) be reserved for commercial, street scene, activity uses - always open to the public. The street scene makes the "hood".

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Submitted by Carl Wimmer (not verified) on

A learning center for growing and cooking food. Raised beds in concentric circles with a large community kitchen with ample prep and processing space. Benches throughout the garden to rest on. Do This

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Submitted by marlene sommerville (not verified) on

I would like to give more input on this plan but it's hard to visualize what the area looks like right now for me to give any thoughts of improvement.
By the sounds of the way its going though ^^)

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Submitted by mike (not verified) on

Focus on encouraging or designating area mostly for entertainment, cultural, arts and outdoor activities over just becoming another area stuffed with condo buildings.

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Submitted by Harold S (not verified) on

Vancouver has a terrible lack of cultural venues. I would urge the consideration of more civic venues/theatres/museums etc.

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Submitted by Catherine Jenkins (not verified) on

We should allow home-based business to register for a license with the City of Vancouver without needing permission from Strata Management, Landlords or property owners.

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Submitted by Michael H. (not verified) on

Surrounded on three sides by vibrant neighbourhoods - Chinatown, Gastown, and Yaletown - NeFC is a perfect place to create an all season outdoor hub.

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Submitted by Jacob Malthouse (not verified) on

We should build the highest possible residential density suitable for families or 3+ bedroom units. Vancouver is in a housing crisis and thus a massive amount of supply is needed, IE 50+ stories.

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Submitted by Nick Lauga (not verified) on

Vancouver does not have a defined open space where large numbers of people can gather. The foreshore at the foot of Georgia should be designed as an open place for the people of Vancouver can mingle.

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Submitted by Dean Barkley (not verified) on

What about a Natural History Museum? Everybody likes dinosaurs - and a place that celebrates evolution and biodiversity would be perfect for an aspiring Greenest City.

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Submitted by Justin K.Y. (not verified) on

A mixed-use promenade with dining, clubs, theatres and stores (Georgia to Quebec?), a la Darling Harbour. Our seawall has places to bike or walk the dog, but not enough for food, shopping or culture.

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Submitted by Justin K.Y. (not verified) on

I think what the city is missing most is a large public, all weather, square where people go regularly to eat and drink outdoors (patios) and hangout. Can also be used for special events and protests.

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Submitted by Ian Goldman (not verified) on

Creekside Park

Need a 3 mtr wide concrete ramp that goes down to the water where we can take a canoe or small sail boat down to the water Not for vehicle access but ideally near a parking area

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Submitted by W Lowe (not verified) on

Please plan to have some public plug in spaces for electric cars in the North East False Creek area. Those of us living in the older apartment buildings have nowhere nearby to charge an electric car.

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Submitted by Dorothy Yada (not verified) on

Include some outdoor fitness equipment in an area of the park.

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Submitted by Ian (not verified) on

It would be awesome to have a mountain bike skills area within the park for younger kids. Given such a strong mountain bike culture in the region there is nothing for kids around downtown.

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Submitted by Ian (not verified) on

NY's Highline is successful because of its interactivity and interplay with the ground. Let's put a slide from the Dunsmuir pedestrian connector to the park and people-watching observation platforms.

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Submitted by Adrian (not verified) on

Go back to the longer linear park proposal. Much better for all residents then yet another empty soggy field.

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Submitted by Joe Lousa (not verified) on

Rethink the super road proposed. It will create a much larger,dangerous barrier then the current viaducts. Give us the streetcars, it would do more to help the area then anything else proposed

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Submitted by Joe Lousa (not verified) on

The park should be a contiguous green space from the waterfront to Andy Livingston Park. Please do not let any condos bisect this park area along Pacific/Expo!

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Submitted by Alan (not verified) on

My big idea is that the NEFC precinct be considered as a model interface between the urban streets and the creek by only discharging screened and filtered rain water collected from Yaletown/Chinatown.

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Submitted by David Grigg (not verified) on

I think it would be valuable to have a "designed" garden space, an area similar to Quarry gardens at Bloedel, so the park isn't just another patch of grass but something a little more colourful/living

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Submitted by Rupert Burr (not verified) on

Stairways up to the viaduct should be kept (moved? new stairs?), as a lookout point within the park to allow people views to the mountains once condos and development eventually take the view away.

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Submitted by Rupert Burr (not verified) on

With the success of Mural festival, the viaduct pillars should be saved and used as open graffiti spots and a place for people to say their piece, perhaps a speakers corner of problems and uplift.

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Submitted by Rupert Burr (not verified) on

Be great to have a focus at the end of False Creek, I'm thinking a fountain in the centre, to link the Lost Lagoon fountain, plus create air and waterflow in the area to reduce ecoli breakouts again

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Submitted by Rupert Burr (not verified) on

A "mini-stream" flowing from the direction of Burrard Inlet into False Creek to represent the old creek that used to be there from initial mapping of the area, perhaps rock waterfall and bridge over.

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Submitted by Rupert Burr (not verified) on

Festival space with power and water hookups, and grey water drainage. Entertainment plaza, boathouse with social space, small restaurants and seating areas. Should be energizing to visit.

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Submitted by Ann Phelps (not verified) on

Make sure everything is designed to deal with the inevitable impacts of Sea Level Rise. No use in planning for something that will be under water in 100 years,

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Build on the legacy of the stadiums and events of the past. More events like the 2010 Olympics and the Rugby 7's!!!

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

We need to ensure Hogan's Alley is recognized in this plan. It could be a gathering place, piece of public art or a newly designed alley - work with the local Black community to make it great!

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Senior housing should be high priority

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Public realm along corridors should be well lit and provide lots of opportunity to sit and visit and mingle.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Land use along the reconnections (Gore, Main, Quebec etc) should be pedestrian friendly with small storefronts or ground oriented multi-family residential to provide lots of eyes to the street.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The Quebec St edge of the Andy Livingstone playfields should respond to the Chinatown community with cultural open space that could be used for community events such as the Night Market.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is a good opportunity to repair the traffic patterns between Gore/Carrall and Prior/Pender. There are disastrous conflicts between pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists here because of the viaducts

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The plan should not ignore reconnecting vehicular connections for moving people and goods. These are critical for the commercial and tourism viability of Chinatown, Gastown, Crosstown and Strathcona

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Submitted by Henry (not verified) on