On July 22, 2022, Vancouver Council passed the Vancouver Plan, that guides growth, density and change in the city for the next 30 years.

The goal of the plan is to build better communities for the estimated 260,000 new residents coming and space for 210,000 new jobs.

The plan transforms Vancouver communities into walkable, family-friendly neighbourhoods better connected to jobs, schools, parks and community centres, groceries, restaurants, healthcare and shopping.

New types of affordable, missing middle, market, and rental housing include duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and small apartment buildings in single, detached residential zones. Mid-rise condominium towers will be permitted in commercial strip areas.

The draft plan came after widespread engagement, more than 300 meetings with community groups, workshops, panel events, surveys, pop-up events, and more beginning in 2019. 

Next steps

The October 15, 2022 municipal election could result in a review of the Vancouver Plan. If the incoming council approves of the plan, the current zoning bylaw will be updated. 

Vancouver Plan - how Vancouver council voted

  Yes – supported the Vancouver Plan No – didn’t support the Vancouver Plan
Mayor Kennedy Stewart X  
Rebecca Bligh X  
Christine Boyle X  
Adriane Carr X  
Melissa De Genova   X
Lisa Dominato X  
Pete Fry X  
Colleen Hardwick   X
Sarah Kirby-Yung X  
Jean Swanson X  
Michael Wiebe X  


Read about the Vancouver Plan.