Metro Vancouver’s new Regional Growth Strategy: Metro Vancouver 2040 – Shaping our Future was adopted on July 29th, 2011, after being unanimously accepted by all local governments in the region. The Regional Growth Strategy looks out to 2040 and provides a framework on how to accommodate the over 1 million people and 600,000 new jobs that are expected to come to Metro Vancouver in the next 30 years. The five goals of the plan address how to manage this growth in a way that enhances the livability and sustainability of the region. For example, Metro Vancouver 2040 targets two-thirds of growth in Urban Centres and other transit-accessible locations, protects industrial lands and provides guidance on transit infrastructure investment.
On April 26, 2013, the Metro Vancouver Board initiated a Regional Growth Strategy amendment process responding to a request from the City of Port Moody to add three new RGS Special Study Areas in their municipality. This will be a Regional Growth Strategy Type 3 minor amendment which requires an affirmative majority weighted vote of the Metro Vancouver Board to proceed. Following the 30 day comment period, the Metro Vancouver Board will consider an amendment bylaw along with received comments.
You may provide written comments on the requested amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy. Please provide comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30, 2013. If you have any questions with respect to the proposed amendment, please contact Eric Aderneck, Senior Regional Planner, at 778-452-2626 or email@example.com. More information and a copy of the Regional Growth Strategy can be found on this website.
More details on the Regional Growth Strategy can be found through the links below.