Land Use Plan Phase 3 Begins
We are pleased to announce Phase 3 of Port Metro Vancouver’s Land Use Plan Update starting this April. We hope you will join us again as we begin this next important phase of consultations.
The focus of Phase 3 will be to develop a draft Land Use Plan guided by the technical work and consultation activities conducted in earlier phases. In order to provide many opportunities for input, there will be stakeholder, First Nations and public consultation in three distinct parts starting in April and building towards having a full draft plan available for consultation in the fall of 2013.
We will be sending out more information about upcoming events and materials in the next few months. If you have any questions or would like more information about the process, please contact us by:
Phone: (604) 665-9129
Website: www.porttalk.ca/landuseplan or www.portmetrovancouver.com/landuseplan
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your participation in Phase 3 of our Land Use Plan Update process.
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Phase 3 Activities
The objectives for the new Land Use Plan are to:
- Guide the physical development of the Port
- Provide direction to Port staff when reviewing development proposals
- Assist Port tenants in identifying areas to locate or expand their operations and investments
- Facilitate coordination of land use and transportation planning with external agencies
- Provide neighbouring residents with greater clarity about activities and uses that may occur on Port lands
- Communicate the Port’s intentions of growing in an environmentally, economically and socially responsible manner
In 2010 and 2011, Port Metro Vancouver led a strategic visioning process called Port 2050. Our goal was to engage representative parties with a stake in the future of the Port to help us create a vision for our shared future by exploring two key questions:
- What is good growth for the port and its stakeholders?
- What will the port look like in 20 and 40 years?
The outcomes of the Port 2050 process will guide future business priorities, shape new initiatives and ultimately transform every aspect of Port Metro Vancouver’s operations, beginning with the revision of our strategic vision and mission statements.
As one of the first steps towards implementing our strategic vision, we are embarking on a two-year process to update our Land Use Plan. The new Plan will articulate the Port’s policies on land use and development, and identify the types of uses appropriate on land and water across its jurisdiction.
During our process to update the Land Use Plan, we will engage and consult with port stakeholders and partners, our tenants and customers, and First Nations as well as the wider communities in which the Port operates. There are two purposes to the consultation:
- To share information about the Land Use Plan with those it may affect; and,
- To listen and learn from these same people so that we may shape land use policies that strike an appropriate balance between the broad range of interests, perspectives and knowledge we know exists.