WEEK 1 Community feedback

Emerging Themes – Week 1 Boards [PDF]

To better understand community aspirations for Cypress Village, presentation boards focusing on how people might Live, Work, Play, Learn and Move in the Village as well as boards about how we Design with Nature were created for discussion. Emerging themes from these May conversations were documented by the Planning Team in meeting minutes that crossed over specific subject areas. A summary of the common viewpoints collected by the Planning Team, as a starting point for guiding the subsequent design explorations is as follows:

1. Fusion: A Place in Nature

  • Design buildings, roads, and public spaces that interact with natural settings — forest, mountains, water — in a uniquely West Coast way.

2. Inclusive: Inter-generational & Diverse

  • Cypress Village as a place designed for people who want to live and pursue health and wellness within a mountain environment.

  • The Village should appeal to people both young and old, economically diverse, and accessible to a broad range of cultures and backgrounds.

3. Welcoming & Connected

  • Cypress Mountain is a place many people across the region come to for recreation.

  • The Village must act as a gateway and a bridge between West Vancouver and the coastal mountains.

  • It is both a destination and a place where people live daily.

  • Provide connectivity for local residents and businesses to the broader region and to mountain activities.

4. Social & Local

  • The Village centre should serve as a gathering place for West Vancouver residents, in much the same way that the respective communities of Ambleside, Dundarave, Horseshoe Bay, Caulfeild, and Edgemont serve their surrounding neighbourhoods.

  • Cypress Village should be pedestrian-oriented, with common spaces that provide opportunities for social engagement supported by local businesses and amenities.

5. Complete Community

  • Cypress Village will strive for a mix of services that balance the needs of people who choose to live or work there with visitors who come for short periods of time to experience the mountain and recreational amenities.

  • Hallmark elements may include: great trails, parks and natural spaces; education facilities; community centre; shops; work spaces; a range of housing choices; health and wellness facilities; and hospitality uses all in a compact, walkable, transit-supportive environment.

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Testing Ideas | June 2016

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