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The following is an excerpt from my final research project in the SFU Urban Studies program. If you’re interested in Main Street Skytrain Station, the neighbourhood around it, or the history of land-use planning policies in eastern False Creek, you’ll love this series!

A period of planning and rezoning for the East False Creek area took place between 1983 and 1986, after the Main Street station was constructed. The first planning document released in September 1983 determined the boundaries of the study area, which included the Main Street station area and outlined the planning policies to be used for future development and land-use decisions. These policies included the extent of mixed use development and retention of industrial operations, the urban form and character of East False Creek, and policies relating to movement such as arterial roads, transit and pedestrian improvements.

A policy plan, approved by City Council in May 1984…

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