Hammond Area Plan

The Hammond Area Plan was given final reading and adopted at the regular Council meeting of JanuHammond Area Plan Land Use Designationsary 24, 2017.

To read the full plan, see Hammond Area Plan Section 10.5 of the Official Community Plan.

Hammond has a number of unique qualities combining to make it a neighbourhood with heritage character. Some prominent features include several early 1900’s single-family houses, a historic commercial area, a 5.4 hectare baseball park, and a 16 hectare golf course. Local employment opportunities exist within the Maple Meadows Business Park, Hammond Cedar Mill, and nearby commercial areas.

Residents of Hammond describe it as a friendly and family-oriented place, where many neighbours know each other and get together for social events. Hammond is also valued for its smaller size homes with ample garden space, mature trees, and open drainage canals. Many residents also enjoy walking and bicycling through the neighbourhood.

Where is the Hammond Area Plan?

The Hammond neighbourhood is located in the southwest corner of Maple Ridge. It is bounded on the west by the City of Pitt Meadows and the Katzie First Nation, and on the south by the Fraser River; to the north are Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road commercial areas, and to the east is mainly single-family development. The nearby highway network includes the Golden Ears Bridge, providing quick access to regional transportation routes.

Area Plan Public Engagement Process

To learn about the Hammond Area Plan public engagement process, please explore the drop-down panels below. 

The Hammond Area Plan was given final reading and adopted at the regular Council meeting of January 24, 2017.

The Hammond Area Plan Bylaw 7279-2016 received Second Reading on November 29, 2016.

A report also went to Council on Zoning Bylaw amendments for the Hammond Area, including a proposed new Hammond Village Commercial Zone (H-2) and received First and Second Reading on November 29, 2016 and went to the January Public Hearing where it then received Third Reading at subsequent Council meeting on January 17, 2017. 

The Hammond Area Plan Bylaw received First Reading on September 20, 2016.

Hammond Preliminary Concept Plan

An open house on the Hammond Preliminary Concept Plan was held March 30, 2016 at Hammond Elementary School.

Presentation boards (PDF) were available for viewing during the open house. See following links to access the Preliminary Concept Plan and supporting materials.

Technical Studies:

Three technical studies were completed to inform preparation of the Preliminary Concept Plan:

  1. Hammond Historic Character Area (PDF) - identifies and describes the highest concentration of heritage features within the Hammond Area boundaries.
  2. Residential Density Bonus/Transfer Program Assessment for Hammond Area Plan (PDF) - looks at market viability for a density bonus/transfer program as well as feasibility of density increase and development form.
  3. Commercial Demand and Capacity Analysis for Hammond Area Plan (PDF) - looks at commercial demand and capacity of Hammond's historic commercial area over the next 30 years to 2045.

Staff reports (PDF) presented to Council Workshop on March 14, 2016.

View Hammond Area Plan Spring 2016 Update Video

Recent Public Engagement Processes

In 2021, the City undertook the Hammond Heritage Character Area process to exploree potential legislative and regulatory tools for conserving the heritage character in Hammond. On July 13, 2021, an outcomes report was presented to Council recommending that the public engagement process conclude due to low participation from residents. The report can be found HERE. To watch Council Workshop, click HERE - staff presentation begins at 1:70:00.

To learn about the process, please visit: https://www.mapleridge.ca/2531


If you have questions about the Hammond Area Plan, please contact the Planning Department:

Phone: 604-467-7341
Fax: 604-466-4327

Visit City Hall at: 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9