Maplewood Village Centre and area
Maplewood is envisioned as a complete and balanced community with thriving local jobs and businesses that reflect high environmental and aesthetic standards, complementing the community’s outstanding natural setting.
The village will include a variety of housing for all ages, incomes, and family circumstances, centred on a newly invigorated, walkable Maplewood Village Centre. Commercial streets will be lined with new retail businesses, and become a key focus of pedestrian activity.
The village will also provide convenient access to transit, and pedestrians will enjoy an extensive system of trails connecting the community to the Seymour River, to local parks, and to other key destinations.
The Village plan in detail
View the Maplewood Village Centre plan document (PDF; 29.5MB)
Construction, traffic, and access in the Village
Construction projects that impact traffic
We have created a map that shows major construction projects in the area, and notes the impact they may have on local traffic. The map is updated regularly with the newest traffic information.
Development applications in process
Opportunities for public input
There are currently no public meetings scheduled for development applications in this area.
Applications currently in process
|2049 Heritage Park Lane
|39 townhomes in two four-storey buildings||Development permit approved||September 24, 2018|
|2131-2171 Old Dollarton Road
|372 owned units, 79 market rental units, 58 below-market rental units||Preliminary application received||February 9, 2018|
|2160-2168 Old Dollarton Road
|27 owned units in a four-storey building||Public information meeting||April 4, 2019|
|229 Seymour River Place
|21 live-work units above commercial space||Development permit approved||September 24, 2018|
|2420-2468 Dollarton Highway
|Light industrial, commercial, and residential||Council consideration deferred until after the targeted OCP review||May 27, 2019|
|Maplewood Fire and Rescue Centre
|A new fire and rescue training centre||Public information meeting||May 15, 2019|
The vision for Maplewood
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.
Studies, policies, plans, reports
Final Plan document
- Review the complete Maplewood Village Centre Plan document (PDF; 25.9MB)
- View plan highlights on an interactive map
Council reports and presentations
January 9, 2018 — Public hearing for OCP bylaw amendments
November 6, 2017 — Plan approved by Council
- Staff presentation to Council (PDF; 4.8MB)
- Staff report with draft plan and recommendation (PDF; 71.5MB)
October 23, 2017 — Update to Council on public engagement
- Staff presentation to Council (PDF; 6.7MB)
- Staff report with engagement summary and draft plan (PDF; 58.7MB)
May 29, 2017 — Update to Council on Phase III
- Regular Council meeting staff report (starts on page 337)
January 31, 2017 — Update to Council on planned public engagement for Phase III
December 5, 2016 — Update to Council on Phase II stakeholder engagement
July 18, 2016 — Update to Council on Phase I public and stakeholder engagement
Public open house materials
June 21, 2017 — Public open house
October 18 & 19, 2016 — Design charrette and public open house
We held a two-day design charrette for stakeholders, which ended with a public open house for the community.
April 20, 2016 — Community workshop
We held a public workshop to kick off the planning process. Community members joined us at Kenneth Gordon School to share their ideas and help shape the future of the Maplewood area.
August 4, 2016 — Phase I engagement summary
Review a summary of everything that we heard during the community and stakeholder workshops and phone interviews conducted in May-July of 2016.
- Download the engagement summary (PDF; 6.15MB)
Studies that inform the plan
Public safety studies and reports
- When the Ground Shakes: Earthquake risk in the District and what to do about it
- Update on planning and management practices associated with chemical hazard risk in Maplewood
- Maplewood Chemical Hazard DPA Preliminary Study
Previous plans and studies
These documents will also inform the Maplewood Village Plan:
- Maplewood Area Plan
- Maplewood Village Centre Transportation Study
- Maplewood Village Centre Transportation Study Update (December 21, 2017)
- Maplewood Employment Lands Strategy (October, 2016)
- Maplewood Lands Environmental and Hydrogeological Assessment Report (October, 2016)
- Maplewood Village Flood Risk Management Strategy (September, 2016)
Development guidelines and policies
These documents guide development in the District of North Vancouver:
Background: How we created the Maplewood Village Centre plan
January 9, 2018 — Public hearing
We held a public hearing to update the Official Community Plan (OCP) with the newly approved Maplewood Village policy and land uses.
Review the staff presentation and bylaw information from the hearing in the Documents tab.
November 6, 2017 — Maplewood Plan approved by Council
At their regular meeting, 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. View the complete Plan in the Documents tab.
The final Plan document is available in the Documents tab.
October 23, 2017 — Update to Council
Staff met with Council to inform them of the results of our June and July 2017 (Phase III) public engagement efforts, outline key components of the draft plan, and illustrate how the draft plan reflects the feedback we received through the public process.
View the staff presentation to Council and the staff report in the Documents tab.
June 26 - July 7, 2017 — Online consultation
For those people who did not attend the June 21, 2017 public open house, we made all of the open house materials and an online survey available on our website, so everyone could share their thoughts. We will report back on what we heard once the information has been compiled and reviewed.
June 21, 2017 — Public open house
We held a public open house for members of the public to come and see our emerging plan, and share their views
November 30, 2016 — Charrette report now available
Our full report from the community stakeholder design charrette we held on October 18 and 19 was made available to the public. It contains a complete record of the two-day charrette process, along with the outcomes. You can download a copy in the 'Policies, reports, public input' tab.
November 1-November 16, 2016 — Preliminary design ideas questionnaire
For those residents who were unable to attend our October 19 public open house — where we shared the preliminary design ideas from our intensive design workshop with the community and got everyone's feedback — we gathered feedback using an online questionnaire.
October 19, 2016 — Public open house
We held a public open house for members of the community to view the results of the October 18-19 community stakeholder group design charrette. You can view the materials from the open house in the Documents tab.
October 18-19, 2016 — Community stakeholder group design charrette
We held a two-day collaborative design workshop (called a charrette) with members of local community groups, non-profit organizations, and businesses, where we developed, discussed, and tested preliminary ideas for land use and network concepts for the Maplewood area.
Charrettes do not produce a final plan; they establish fundamental directions and early concepts for further development and refinement.
August 4, 2016 — Complete engagement summary now available
A summary report of everything that we heard during the community and stakeholder workshops and phone interviews conducted in May-July is now available in the Documents tab of this web page.
July 18, 2016 — Council update
Staff met with Council to update them on community and stakeholder engagement, ongoing technical reviews, and next steps for the planning process. You can view the staff report to Council, along with their presentation, in the Documents tab.
April 21, 2016 to May 6, 2016 — Online questionnaire
We made an online questionnaire available so people could share their ideas about the future of Maplewood. It included the information that we presented at the April 20 community workshop.
The questionnaire was available from Thursday, April 21 (the day after the workshop) until Friday, May 6.
April 20, 2016 — Community workshop
We held a public workshop to get the planning process started. Community members joined as at Kenneth Gordon School to share their ideas and help shape the future for the Maplewood area.
April, 2016 — Maplewood area planning process begins
Council directed staff to start a planning process for the Maplewood area. This includes Maplewood Village Centre, the light industrial and business area south of Dollarton Highway and the Maplewood North lands located east of the Village Centre.
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