Community Plan – June 2012

West End Community Planning

Community planning processes are now underway in the West End, Grandview-Woodland, and Marpole neighbourhoods. The City of Vancouver is inviting the community to participate in the creation of these community plans over the next 18 to 21 months. This is our opportunity to contribute to how these neighbourhoods grow and change over the next twenty years.

Each community is invited to explore how we could shape the future of these three neighbourhoods. What contributes to the heritage character of these neighbourhoods and how do we protect our heritage resources? What spaces and places are important to the quality of life for residents of the neighbourhoods? What are the most important considerations in imagining the future development of our neighbourhoods?

More information can be found at:
West End Community Plan
Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
Marpole Community Plan

Opportunities to Contribute

There are three ways to contribute in the month of June.

Photo Competition

A photo competition is being held in the West End, Grandview-Woodland, and Marpole neighbourhoods. The community is invited to send in photos of the places, spaces, views, buildings, parks and people that express the uniqueness of the neighbourhood.

West End Photo Competition
The West End competition closes on June 18, 2012

Grandview-Woodland Photo Competition
The Grandview-Woodland competition closes on June 17, 2012

Marpole Photo Competition
The Marpole competition closes on June 10, 2012

West End Community Circles

People in the West End are invited to host or participate in conversations with neighbours to talk about the needs of the community and to contribute observations and ideas to the City’s Community Planning Team. Workbooks for community circles have been created for five topics. The deadline for the submission of workbooks is June 23, 2012.

1. History & the West End’s unique character
2. Local business & vibrancy
3. What is home?
4. Public spaces
5. How we get around

West End Ideas Fair

An ideas fair is scheduled for the West End Neighbourhood on Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The location will be announced soon.

The fair will give each West End community circle the opportunity to present their ideas by using a small display. Everyone is invited.

Reported by Janet Leduc
Heritage Vancouver

Community Plan – January 2012
History and Heritage of West End Neighbourhood