Projects happening in Horseshoe Bay
All timelines are subject to change due to weather, funding, or contractor availability. Projects are listed in order of the expected start date.
Note: construction is not permitted in West Vancouver on statutory holidays and Sundays. More information is outlined in the Noise Control Bylaw.
Horseshoe Bay Park resident permit parking pilot
At the regular Council meeting on May 30, 2022, Council approved a motion and directed staff to establish a 12-month pilot program to implement new, resident-only parking restrictions on:
- from 6555 Nelson Avenue to the intersection of Bay Street
- the north side of Bruce Street, from 6443 to 6487
The new regulations will limit non-resident parking to one hour during weekdays and allow for resident-only parking during weekends. Residents living in the above areas can obtain a parking permit if they do not already currently have one.
Weather permitting, the new pilot parking signage in Horseshoe Bay will be installed the week of July 25, 2022.
Visit the residential parking permit web page to learn more and to apply for a permit.
HORSESHOE BAY PARK REVITALIZATION—BAY STREET BETWEEN ROYAL AVENUE AND NELSON AVENUE.
The District is working to revitalize Horseshoe Bay Park and create a gathering space for residents and visitors alike. The goal is to create a free-flowing, connected park space from the Horseshoe Bay Pier all the way to the BC Ferries terminal.
- Phase 1 work began in mid-February, 2022 and will take approximately one year to complete.
HORSESHOE BAY STREETSCAPE
The Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Plan is a cohesive and unified streetscape design strategy to revitalize the commercial area of Horseshoe Bay Village, which hasn't been upgraded on a large scale since 1986. The intention is to enhance livability, strengthen economic activity and create a vibrant area where local businesses can compete with other retail centres.
The bicycle lane component will form part of the Spirit Trail, advancing key policies from the Official Community Plan by encouraging cycling and "to provide a multi-use trail linking from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove."
The overall design incorporates elements to promote visibility and is intended to encourage slow speeds for all vehicles including bicycles.
As an interim measure, the District has installed temporary planter boxes and seating areas to allow the bike lane to be utilized as a public space.
Update January 18, 2023
After a period of planning and public engagement, the District completed Phase 1 installation of the Horseshoe Bay Streetscape project in 2021. However, given the feedback from the community on Phase 1, the District has deferred Phase 2 engagement until 2023 for the following considerations:
- Horseshoe Bay is already affected by multiple current and future projects, including Phase 1 of the park revitalization project, Metro Vancouver pump station upgrades, and BC Ferries terminal upgrades
- District staff recognize the community concerns raised as part of Phase 1 and will therefore conduct an extensive review of available options for the completion of the project, for public consideration in 2023
- If Council chooses to proceed with undergrounding the overhead utilities, there may be design impacts on the next phases of the Horseshoe Bay Streetscapes project. Owing to this consideration, public engagement on Horseshoe Bay Streetscapes Phase 2 will be deferred until such time as a decision is made regarding undergrounding, and the impacts on the timeline and design for streetscapes are fully understood.
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Update January 18, 2023
At their regular Council meeting held on November 14, 2022, Council passed the following motion:
THAT staff be directed to report back to Council regarding the steps required to underground the overhead utilities on Bay Street and Royal Avenue in Horseshoe Bay.
Staff anticipate providing a report on undergrounding to Council in the latter part of the second quarter of 2023. Please note that the timeline is dependent on the utilities providers and may change.
If Council chooses to proceed with undergrounding the overhead utilities, there may be design impacts on the next phases of the Horseshoe Bay Streetscapes project. Owing to this consideration, public engagement on Horseshoe Bay Streetscapes Phase 2 will be deferred until such time as a decision is made regarding undergrounding, and the impacts on the timeline and design for streetscapes are fully understood.
SPIRIT TRAIL ALONG ROYAL AVENUE