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Public input sought on Steveston Area Plan updates

10 July 2017

The City of Richmond is currently undertaking its initial consultation on preferred options for updated design policies and heritage policies in Steveston Area Plan as well as options for streetscape concepts for Bayview Street, Chatham Street, and Moncton Streets; and is seeking public input.

Two upcoming open houses will offer information boards on the options, and the opportunity to complete a public survey on site or on the City’s Web site - LetsTalkRichmond.ca, and to speak with City of Richmond staff from community planning and transportation. The open houses take place:

  • Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Steveston Community Centre (4111 Moncton Street)
  • Saturday, July 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Steveston Community Centre (4111 Moncton Street).

The open houses may interest local residents, businesses, community groups, and the general public.

In addition, the public can visit to find up-to-date information on the project, explore the open house boards and complete an online survey available from Friday, July 14 through to Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Since the updates to the Steveston Area Plan in 2009, there have been some recent concerns in the community about whether new development fits with the character of Steveston Village. On June 6, 2017, Council endorsed the launch of public engagement on options for updating design and heritage policies and options for streetscape concepts for Bayview, Chatham and Moncton Streets. 

Next steps include staff reporting the findings back to Council in October 2017. Comments from the two open houses and LetsTalkRichmond.ca, will inform the staff review of preferred options, and the future Council decision on amendments to Steveston Area Plan and the streetscape concepts.

For Policy Planning Information Contact, Helen Cain, Planner 2, Policy Planning, 604-276-4193 or HCain@richmond.ca

For Transportation Information Contact: Sonali Hingorani, Transportation Engineer, Transportation Department, 604-276-4049, Email: SHingorani@richmond.ca