1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4
In the recent past, the Planning & Development Committee (P&D) has gathered broad input from Britannia users, students, staff, members of the Britannia Board, and many residents of the Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona neighbourhoods through focus groups, surveys and community-engagement opportunities.
Our site partners and community organizations have also been involved in envisioning the future, along with professional groups such as DGBK Architects, Hughes Condon Marler (architects) and Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (planners). The UBC School of Community and Regional Planning and individuals, including former City of Vancouver Planning Director Ray Spaxman, have also added their thoughts and expertise.
The Britannia Renewal is part of the City of Vancouver’s long-term Capital Plan. The Planning & Development Committee wishes to continue invigorating the planning process by consulting with the diverse community members and stakeholders. During our monthly meetings, we review many of the key documents developed in the recent past to assist the renewal process, and an exploration of other community-service facilities in the Metro Vancouver region for ideas and inspiration. See Site Visits for more on our field trips.
For Britannia’s renewal project, the Planning & Development Committee reports to the Britannia Board of Management and works closely with its partners, which include the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Park Board, the Vancouver School Board, and the Vancouver Public Library. P&D is a committee of interested community participants and Britannia staff, and is chaired by a member of the Britannia Board. The committee meets monthly and recommends to the Board activities and strategies relating to the long-term development of Britannia.
Now that capital funds have been officially allocated to Britannia’s redevelopment by the City of Vancouver, the Planning & Development Committee is working hard to drive the renewal process forward. Its work includes shaping and executing the community consultation process and spearheading renewal activities, while keeping the long-term vision of Britannia alive in the community.