Annexation is the process by which cities extend their municipal services, regulations, voting privileges, and taxing authority to new territory. The City of Vancouver’s Annexation Blueprint Plan (2007) identifies urbanized areas within the Vancouver Urban Growth Area and outlines a timeline for annexations. The City strives to build strong, positive relationships with the community and urban service providers to facilitate a smooth transition of land from the unincorporated urban growth area into the City. Please see the links below for more information on the Annexation Blueprint Plan, Annexation FAQs, and the Annexation Analyzer.

Proposed Van Mall North Annexation

The Vancouver City Council has identified the Van Mall North area (see map below) as a potential area for annexation. It is located in Vancouver’s Urban Growth Area (UGA), was identified as an area ready for annexation by the City and County in the Annexation Blueprint Plan (2007), and was planned for annexation in 2008 but was halted due to the recession. Van Mall North is already served by City of Vancouver water, sewer and emergency fire services. Council has asked staff to conduct public outreach and prepare an analysis of the feasibility of providing all City services to this area.

Project timeline:

  • Mar. – Dec. 2016:  Community Engagement
  • April – Sept. 2016:  Identification of Utility Covenant Signatures
  • May 23, 2016:  City Council Workshop
  • June – Oct. 2016:  In-depth analysis of proposed annexation area
  • August 24, 2016:  Van Mall North Annexation Open House, Walnut Grove Elementary, 5pm-8pm
  • Nov. 2016:  City Council Workshop, Update to Council on analysis of proposed annexation area
  • TBD 2017:  City Council Meeting, potential Public Hearing on proposed annexation area
Proposed Van Mall North Annexation  Area. Click on the image for a larger version.

Proposed Van Mall North Annexation Area. Click on the image for a larger version.


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