Shape the Regional Growth Strategy

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Thank you for taking the time to have your say!

Update: Public Engagement on the draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is now closed. Be sure to check back in November to view the engagement results.

We encourage you to review all the stories and other feedback we received during the consultation. See the "Tell Us Your Story" and "Join the Discussion" areas below.

Do you have additional comments, feedback, or ideas related to the draft RGS? We would love to hear them. Just send us an email at stratplan@fvrd.ca.

Background

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is updating our Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to reflect new legislation, growing relationships with Indigenous communities, and new challenges facing the region.

Fraser Valley Future 2050 is a high-level policy plan to help guide long-term growth in the region. It covers a wide range of topics, all of which are interconnected, and considers transit, housing, parks, and natural areas, economic development, and environmental issues from a regional perspective.

What's Next?

The results of this phase of engagement are now being reviewed by the Strategic Planning Team. Check back in November to stay informed about the project's progress and learn about the results of the engagement.

Thank you for taking the time to have your say!

Update: Public Engagement on the draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is now closed. Be sure to check back in November to view the engagement results.

We encourage you to review all the stories and other feedback we received during the consultation. See the "Tell Us Your Story" and "Join the Discussion" areas below.

Do you have additional comments, feedback, or ideas related to the draft RGS? We would love to hear them. Just send us an email at stratplan@fvrd.ca.

Background

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is updating our Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to reflect new legislation, growing relationships with Indigenous communities, and new challenges facing the region.

Fraser Valley Future 2050 is a high-level policy plan to help guide long-term growth in the region. It covers a wide range of topics, all of which are interconnected, and considers transit, housing, parks, and natural areas, economic development, and environmental issues from a regional perspective.

What's Next?

The results of this phase of engagement are now being reviewed by the Strategic Planning Team. Check back in November to stay informed about the project's progress and learn about the results of the engagement.

Tell us your story

Whether you grew up in the Fraser Valley or you moved here as an adult, you have a story to tell and we want to hear it! Why do you or your family live in the Fraser Valley? What makes this region a great place to live, work, and play?



Thank you for sharing your story with us.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Single mother creates a beautiful home for her family

    by ccavanaugh, about 2 months ago
    I had worked very hard at two jobs and saved some money as a single mom. We lived at the time in Vancouver but where could we afford to buy? Chilliwack. I found a heritage home on a lot large enough to plant fruit trees, have a garden, build a tree fort. It was a dream come true. My kids could walk to school, whatever their age, walk to a fishing hole, walk to the library, walk to a cow field. It was heaven on earth.
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    Grew up here, Raising family here

    by DJS, 2 months ago
    I remember when the Chilliwack mall was built, and the Sheffield plaza was a corn field. This town has changed so much since those days you wouldn’t recognize it now. I used to think, when I was a kid, that Chilliwack was a hole! But then I travelled the world a bit and realized we are truly spoiled to live here. My kids are attending my old high school, and my old school friends are their teachers! Chilliwack is a big town now, but we still have small town ties that keep our communities together. I know we can’t keep... Continue reading
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    Admit that Chilliwack is no longer a small town

    by NFS, 2 months ago

    There needs to be more than two ways to Promontory, more major roads out of the city, extend the parallel roads from Abbotsford all the way to Chilliwack so there are more routes off of Hwy1 when there is the inevitable crash. Add more police officers and clean the streets so that people can feel safe. And for the love of all that is holy please add a Costco.

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    Ryder Lake

    by c_joy, 2 months ago
    We live in the beautiful mountainous farming community of Ryder Lake. We love the peace and quiet and the beautiful forests and animals. We farm goats That we use for milk and meat and we have a herd of Angus cows. Our LGD protects all our animals which enables us to live happily with wild creatures. Our son is building a home to live here with us and help us farm as we age. We also make lots of small hay bales for sale and to winter our own herds. It is a wonderful life that we hope to pass... Continue reading
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    Less traffic

    by Amanda, 2 months ago
    We Moved from Langley out to mission because we were looking for property. We found 5 acres eight years ago at a price we could afford, and a house we could rely on as an investment 30 years down the road. Part of our retirement plan.


    While that was one factor, we were also looking for less traffic. Langley’s traffic problem even in the late 90s was horrendous and while there are some improvements it is still bad. While my commute has gotten better (I now work and live in mission) my partners is worse it was 35 minutes and... Continue reading

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    Moving eastwards and eastwards for lifestyle and sense of community.

    by Terry W, 2 months ago
    I was born and raised in New Westminster, in a time where New Westminster was a bedroom community of Vancouver and Skytrain was not even in the most far-reaching futurist's thoughts. It was a busy community but had a sense of identity with families attending festivals and events and knowing their neighborhoods. The regions were built on the concept of families and jobs being reasonably close by. Workers seldom had multiple-hour daily commutes. Greenspace was plentiful, even if it was not a park, it was vacant or undeveloped areas that held natural buffers to the hectic pace of daily life... Continue reading
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    Designate Stave estuary including Silvermere island as parkland

    by Tracy, 2 months ago

    I have lived in Mission for over 20 years and each year I am blown away by the spawn of wild salmon at the lower Stave river estuary. In addition to the salmon, the wetlands of Silvermere lake, support endangered species including Western painted turtles and hundreds of bald eagles, some of whom nest on Silvermere Island. If the region is going to increase its population, we need to protect biodiversity hot spots such as the lower Stave river including Silvermere lake and Silvermere island. The entire area needs to be designated as conservation area/parkland.

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    Freeway Congestion is Horrible!

    by JeanK, 2 months ago
    I moved to Chilliwack 5 years ago and love the area very much. The pace is slower, people are friendly and there are lots of shops & services and outdoor spaces. I have a vehicle so do not take transit and find that getting around the City is not much of a problem. But I have to commute from Chilliwack to Coquitlam & back quite often and I find the freeway almost always backed up. Going west it is usually from Hwy 11 in Abbotsford and onwards, especially the 264th area and coming east it is usually backed up between... Continue reading
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    I want to park my car...

    by MM, 3 months ago
    ... forever if possible. there's nothing that makes a holiday more fun or a community more vibrant than happy crowds of people on the street. Pedestrian malls and walkable business and entertainment districts are where it's at. And trips to the city (pick one, any one, in the lower mainland) are no fun if you have to drive and park and then drive home again. I'm up in Hope and admittedly pretty car dependent but I do take regional transit when I can and I have travelled all the way to YYC on one occasion. It took forever but it... Continue reading
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