Set on the north-facing slope between Hastings Street and Vancouver’s working port, the Cedar Cove sub-area provides an important stock of affordable rental housing in a setting that enjoys views towards the harbour, the North Shore mountains and downtown. The primary residential building forms include low-rise apartments, townhouses and duplexes as well as some single-family housing.
Cedar Cove has a number of social, cultural and recreational amenities. Pandora Park is a key green space, as are other smaller parks elsewhere in the sub-area, particularly along Wall Street. Cedar Cove is also home to the Aboriginal Mother Centre, Tillicum Annex and several social housing buildings. The ARC (Artist Resource Centre) is a well-known live-work arts space. Dundas Street bisects the sub-area and although it is a busy arterial connector, it has the potential to become a mixed-use node that is the focus of local-serving shops and services for this corner of Grandview-Woodland.
The plan for the Cedar Cove sub-area will maintain the existing rental housing stock but allow for new rental housing to be introduced at an incremental pace. By managing change over the time, the plan strives to allow renters to remain in affordable accommodations within the neighbourhood into the future and minimize displacement of tenants. The plan will also facilitate the development of a compact, mixed-use cluster of shops and services to serve the local needs of this neighbourhood. Vancouver’s port and industrial lands play a critical role in the economy of the city and the region; the employment function they support will continue to be protected through plan policies.