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Let's Talk Richmond's Future: 2041 Official Community Plan Update: FORUM

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The theme of Richmond's Community Plan (OCP) update is "Towards a Sustainable Community".

There may be things that you want to bring to our attention, and we'd like that.

Last fall we learned a lot from you through a survey and public open houses. Here is what the new discussion topics focused on.

The new discussion forum focused on:

  • The Official Community Plan - what you think about accommodating future population growth, new housing choices such as granny flats and tri-plexes, creating more vibrant and mixed use neighbourhood centres.
  • Car free neighbourhoods
  • Energy smart living
  • Ecologically healthy neighbourhoods
  • Future jobs

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What do you think about allowing different types of housing in the City’s single-family residential areas?

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granny flat

The types of housing the City is considering are coach houses, granny flats and duplexes on lots not located along a major arterial road. The City is considering extending these housing options to single-family residential areas. (The existing 1999 OCP already allows a variety of housing types in Richmond’s single family residential areas. This is occurring now on some major arterial roads and in certain neighbourhood outside the City Centre).

  • A coach house is a self-contained dwelling located above a detached garage in the rear yard.
  • A granny flat is a detached, self contained dwelling located on the ground floor in the rear yard.
  • A duplex is two self-contained dwellings located either” (1) side by side, or (2) front and back.

(See the OCP housing choice survey for more details).

More information on this topic:

Benefits of new housing types.

Description of new housing types

How would new housing types fit into my neighbourhood

Possible new housing types in Richmond's single family areas

by admin 14 Oct 2010, 12:51pm | 2568 views

Healthy, vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood centres.

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coffee shop4 Ever thought about living close to where you shop and play? Instead of climbing into your car, wouldn’t it be so much easier and healthier if you could walk or cycle to:

    * buy that last minute gift
    * get your pet to the vet
    * see your dentist
    * buy some local freshly baked croissants to impress your lunch guests
    * buy flowers for Mom, or maybe just hang out with your friends over coffee at your favourite local café.

We would like to talk to you about transforming the 8 shopping centres into places that are at the “heart” of your community - meeting your daily needs and enhancing your quality of life. Tell us what you think?

More on this topic:

Future planning of 8 neighbourhood centres

Roles and attributes of neighbourhood centres

Map, inner core, N Centre

Map, outer core, N Centre

Broadmoor Neighbourhood Centre Plan

by admin 13 Oct 2010, 11:00pm | 1147 views

What’s stopping you from travelling car-free to your neighbourhood centre?

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bike and pedsTell us which Richmond neighbourhood you live in and what you need to reduce your dependence on your car for getting to your local neighbourhood core.

by admin 13 Oct 2010, 10:35pm | 1148 views

Jobs of the future: What are they and where are they?

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Richmond’s economy is expected to add nearly 45,000 jobs by 2041 (more). What are these jobs and where in Richmond are they going to be located to sustain the community, residents and our natural and built environment in the future?

by admin 13 Oct 2010, 10:07pm | 866 views

What does an ecologically healthy neighbourhood look like?

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Nature in your neighbourhood

Did you know ecologically vibrant places provide a wide variety of benefits?  Natural areas help to filter out pollutants from air, soil and water, can be critical to the survival of native wildlife and add beauty to our neighbourhoods. Open areas, parks, greenways and trails also provide spaces for recreation, revitalization and education.

How do we weave in more green to make Richmond more ecologically healthy?


by admin 13 Oct 2010, 6:43pm | 1015 views

Energy Smart Living: live, work and play the energy-friendly way.

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wind and solar on house Our energy future deserves some attention. Burning gas to heat our homes is contributing to climate change, plus global oil supplies are depleting resulting in higher energy prices for you and I. But what's the smartest thing to do, and what is going to save you the most money today, or in 10 years down the road?

Some say installing solar hot water panels is a great way to save money on heating bills and simultaneously address climate change, but what do you think is the most important action we should take to reduce our use of fossil fuels? Give us your ideas to help Richmond become more energy-Smart. 

Richmond is a Solar Community - visit www.solarbc.ca for information on how to Go Solar!

by admin 13 Oct 2010, 11:28pm | 869 views

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