Maplewood Plan approved by Council
At a Regular Meeting of Council of Monday November 6, Council voted to approve the draft Maplewood Village Centre and Innovation District Implementation Plan & Design Guidelines.
This plan will lead to a compact, complete, connected and energy-efficient community that will provide residents with the opportunity to live, work, play, learn, and create within their community.
Achieving the vision for Maplewood
To achieve the vision for Maplewood, the plan divides the area into three precincts, each with its own unique purpose, character, and identity: 1. Maplewood Village Centre; 2. Maplewood North Innovation District; 3. Dollarton Highway South.
EXPLORE | Select the numbered icons on this map to learn more about the three Maplewood precincts
Highlights of the plan
The plan will provide for a diversity of housing types to accommodate all ages, incomes, and family circumstances, including townhouses, co-housing, fee simple row housing, lock-off suites, apartment units, live/work and other innovative forms of housing.
Non-market housing is encouraged in Maplewood Village Centre as well as in the Innovation District. A minimum of 300 net new non-market housing units are targeted for the Village Centre. A portion of the roughly 900 residential units anticipated in the Innovation District should be comprised of a mix of non-market rental and below-market ownership.
Maplewood has an evolving village heart between Old Dollarton Road and Dollarton Highway, west of Riverside Drive. The plan aims to further enhance the village heart as a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly area with a mix of residential, retail, and community uses.
The Maplewood Village Centre Community Needs Assessment (2017) provides a summary of needed community amenity spaces in Maplewood to serve its growing population.
Maplewood streets should safely accommodate everyone — people walking, cycling, taking transit, or driving — for a range of uses (such as access to businesses or to accommodate deliveries).
Conservation and ecology
Maplewood has significant amounts of green space and several environmentally sensitive features, which the plan will protect and enhance. Some lands previously used for industrial uses will be restored and wetlands enhanced through improved water flows.
Parks and recreation
This plan aims to expand the parks and recreation system to accommodate the expected population and employment growth in the area.