REIMAGINE NANAIMO

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Great cities aren’t created by accident. They are built by residents collectively creating a vision and road map for their City's future. Last summer and fall, our community shared many great ideas for Nanaimo’s future. In Phase 2 we were considering options for our path forward. What are some of the big moves Nanaimo should make as we grow from 100,000 today to a potential future of 140,000? REIMAGINE NANAIMO is our opportunity to collectively imagine how our spaces and places evolve to better meet the needs of our natural environment and of all who live here.

Looking to learn more about REIMAGINE NANAIMO? Get started by watching this intro video.

Great cities aren’t created by accident. They are built by residents collectively creating a vision and road map for their City's future. Last summer and fall, our community shared many great ideas for Nanaimo’s future. In Phase 2 we were considering options for our path forward. What are some of the big moves Nanaimo should make as we grow from 100,000 today to a potential future of 140,000? REIMAGINE NANAIMO is our opportunity to collectively imagine how our spaces and places evolve to better meet the needs of our natural environment and of all who live here.

Looking to learn more about REIMAGINE NANAIMO? Get started by watching this intro video.

  • Phase 2 Public Engagement Summary | NEW!

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    Phase 2 Public Engagement Summary and Appendices are now available. Thank you to everyone who took part and provided their feedback. We heard from over 2,300 participants on Nanaimo's Foundations (Goals, Targets & Indicators) and 3 Draft Scenarios. The feedback gathered in Phase 2 will be used in the preparation of a draft City Plan.

    Update: The Phase 2 Engagement Summary is being presented to the Governance and Priority Committee on November 22, 2021. A copy of the Staff Report can be viewed here.

    Thank you again to everyone who took part. We look forward to engaging with you in the Phase 3 - the final phase of REIMAGINE Nanaimo.

  • FOUNDATIONS

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    In order to plan for how and where growth will happen over the next 25 years, it is important to set a strong foundation. Reimagine Nanaimo’s Foundations is based on a Draft Framework, Draft Strategic Goals and Draft Indicators and Targets. Watch the Foundations video to learn more.

  • SCENARIOS

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    The choices we make – where we live and work, how we move, where we shop – all influence how Nanaimo will grow over time. Great cities aren’t created by accident. They are created through thoughtful plans and a desire by the many who live there to make great choices.

    While much of our city will remain as the neighbourhoods and features we know and love, some areas will change in the next 25 years. By choosing where to focus new growth and planning what it could look like, we can help create a great city.

    Three draft scenarios were provided for consideration. Below is a summary of each:

    Scenario 1 | The current path follows the existing Official Community Plan, meaning we’ll continue planning the way we are today. While Current Path was progressive when created in 2008, new knowledge provides opportunity to make enhancements that could move us faster towards our goals. To learn more, watch Scenario 1 video.

    Scenario 2 | Mobility Hubs focuses new growth around seven hubs distributed across the City, where transportation networks (roads, transit, cycling) come together. It encourages more housing forms like townhomes and fourplexes to fill the gap between single-family homes and apartments. In this scenario, more growth would occur in and between hubs. To learn more, watch Scenario 2 video.

    Scenario 3 | Central Focus encourages most new growth and higher-density housing within a focused urban core bounded by Downtown, the Hospital, and Vancouver Island University. It would lead to a more urban, walkable, and vibrant central core with less growth and change (though still some) in areas beyond this core. To learn more, watch Scenario 3 video.

    An detailed overview of all 3 Draft Land Use Scenarios can be found here.

  • REIMAGINE NANAIMO Art Kits | Now Closed

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    Thank you to everyone who took part in submitting a picture of what they see in our City's future! We got a range of creative submissions that are on display in the windows of public spaces around our city including: Beban Park, Vancouver Island Conference Centre, and the Service and Resource Centre. Go and check them out! Photos of the completed projects will also be shared on the City of Nanaimo's social media.

    Any remaining art kits can continue to be dropped off at the Beban Social Centre, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Oliver Woods Community Centre, or the Service and Resource Centre (411 Dunsmuir St).

  • REIMAGINE NANAIMO Video Series

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    Looking to learn more about REIMAGINE NANAIMO? Get started by watching this short intro video featuring Gracie Hill, then choose your own adventure for learning all about this exciting process and why it's so important for you to participate in Nanaimo's journey to the future!


  • View the Phase 1 Engagement Summary

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    Wow, Nanaimo! You’ve shared some great insights for the first phase of REIMAGINE NANAIMO – what’s great about our City, what needs work and fantastic ideas for the future. Take a browse through the Phase 1 Engagement Summary and the appendices and see what our community has shared so far. These ideas are now being used in Phase 2 of the process to identify a range of potential scenarios and options for Nanaimo’s future. Later this spring, we’ll be asking for your review and thoughts on these emerging directions. Stay tuned!

  • Quickly Understand Doughnut Economics

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    PREFER TO LISTEN AND LEARN?


    HAVE TIME TO READ? Check out the following resources?


    WHAT DO OTHERS THINK?


    Watch the March 8, 2021 Meeting from the City of Nanaimo Governance and Priorities Committee for an update on the Doughnut Economics Framework.

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