Southeast False Creek Official Development Plan
The official development plan involved PWL working with multidisciplinary team on the 80 acre project area which includes 20 hectares (50 acres) of city owned brownfield land located on the last industrial site on False Creek in downtown Vancouver.
Southeast False Creek will be a showcase for sustainable development and will provide new housing for 12-16,000 people who will enjoy some 50 hectares (20 acres) of parkland and open space. Ecological initiatives include shoreline habitat creation and enhancement and a comprehensive strategy for managing storm water on site. The social benefits of the open space design include the a wide range of community oriented recreational uses, ranging from passive park space to active uses such as inline skating, bicycling, and field sports. Assessing the relationship between high density residential, institutional, commercial uses and parks space has been instrumental in creating definable public space as the community focus. Outdoor spaces will range in scale from intimate neighbourhood parks and mews, to large waterfront oriented recreation corridors that provide key linkages to the greater open space network throughout the City of Vancouver.