Cliff Ave, Selkirk Ave, and 119 Ave Land Use Review

The City is reviewing land use designations for a group of properties on Cliff Avenue, Selkirk Avenue, and 119 Avenue in the Town Centre between 221 Street and 222 Street. These properties are currently designated Single-Family Residential and are located in a key transitional area between the Town Centre Area Plan (TCAP) and the draft Lougheed Transit Corridor Area Plan (LTCAP). This work is being done to support the long-term vision for these Area Plans.

Public Consultation - Now Complete

The City hosted a public consultation process to gather feedback about the potential land use changes for the properties on these three streets. Residents were invited to the: 

Cliff Ave, Selkirk Ave, and 119 Ave Land Use Review Open House

Date: Monday, October 30th, 2023
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Fraser Room, 2nd Floor, Maple Ridge Public Library (22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd)

A community survey was available to complete in-person at the Open House and online following the event until the survey closed on November 15th, 2023. The feedback will be included in a future outcomes and recommendation report to Council discussing potential land use changes.


Why is the City Doing this Work?

The TCAP was adopted in 2008 with a long-term vision to provide more housing, mixed-uses, and green space in the Town Centre while creating a pedestrian-oriented environment. With this Plan in place, the Town Centre of Maple Ridge has been experiencing a significant amount of redevelopment and change over the past five to ten years. City Council has recognized this growth and wants to see that the evolution of the Town Centre continues to be positive and leads to greater vibrancy within this core part of the community.

Directly to the west of the TCAP boundary is the LTCAP, which reflects the community’s values for long-term development within the Lougheed Transit Corridor boundaries. When the draft LTCAP was brought to Council on December 14th, 2021, staff were directed to review the land use designation of properties in the Town Centre next to the Lougheed Transit Corridor to ensure appropriate transitional land uses between these areas. This work initially focused on properties along Cliff Avenue between 221 Street and the Haney Bypass. On March 8th, 2022, Council directed staff to also review the land use designations for properties to the north along Selkirk Avenue and 119 Avenue.

Official Community Plan Amending Bylaw No. 7828-2022

At the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 1st, 2022, Council considered Official Community Plan Amending Bylaw No. 7828-2022 to redesignate 11758 221 Street and 22119, 22127, 22137, 22147, 22155, 22165 Cliff Avenue from Single-Family Residential to Low-Rise Apartment and 22173 Cliff Avenue from Single-Family Residential to Town Centre Commercial.

At this Committee of the Whole meeting, Council asked points of clarification and decided to move the bylaw for consideration of first reading at the next Regular Council Meeting on March 8th, 2022. At this Regular Council meeting, the bylaw was given first reading. A bylaw must have four readings of Council, including a public hearing, before it is adopted.

Below are two maps (click on the maps to enlarge the image). The first map shows the current land use for the properties on Cliff Avenue, which is Single-Family Residential. The second map shows the proposed land use, which is Low-Rise Apartment and Town Centre Commercial.

Cliff Ave Current Land Uses Opens in new windowCliff Ave Proposed Land Uses Opens in new window

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Land Use Review, please contact Jeff White, Community Planner, at or 604-467-7383.

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