Vancouver passes rezoning for False Creek Flats plan (the new St. Paul's)

Vancouver's city council has passed rezoning paving the way for the gradual transformation of the False Creek Flats area.

The 5-4 vote — with all Vision Vancouver councillors in favour — allows the city to begin implementing its plans for False Creek Flats, a 450-hectare site bounded by Main Street, Prior Street, Knight Street and Great Northern Way.

The goal is to increase the number of jobs in the area from 8,000 to 30,000 over the next 30 years. Many of them will be at the future St. Paul's hospital and the new Emily Carr University campus.

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