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Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan

Langley City is growing, and the Nexus of Community vision aspires to shape our community into a more walkable, livable, and sustainable place for all residents! To do this, we’re creating a Nicomekl River Neighbourhood Plan which will guide land use change, development, and public space improvements in the area.

Why the Nicomekl River?

The word Nicomekl is from the Halq’emeylem language used by the Sto:lo people, meaning “the route to go” or “the pathway.” As Langley City continues to grow and develop along both river banks, the presence and value of this beautiful ecological feature can be enhanced. A Neighbourhood Plan can help make the river more visible, accessible, and attractive to the broader community. Few places within the City offer such a diverse and rich opportunity for placemaking and neighbourhood design!

What is the Process?

We are following a 3 phase process to create the Nicomekl River Neighbourhood Plan, and we anticipate completing the plan by March 2020.



Phase 1 is now complete! Over the course of this phase, we reached out to the community to hear what you have to say. We introduced key issues and trends and facilitated a workshop and open house to develop a collection of big ideas. These will help inform the neighbourhood plan as we move into Phase 2 where we’ll test the feasibility of the ideas and engage even more community members.

Thank you to all those who participated in the June 25th Design Workshop and June 26th Open House! More opportunities to get involved will be available in Fall 2019.

To learn more about what we’ve accomplished so far, here are some key documents created during this phase:

Here are a few snapshots from the two days of engagement activities:


Phase 2 is a deep-dive phase, where we explore ideas, themes, and principles in more detail using a variety of engagement activities. Consensus starts to emerge on key topics to guide the development of a draft neighbourhood plan.

Stay tuned for event information!


Phase 3 is all about drafting the Neighbourhood Plan. There will be a final opportunity for residents to provide feedback to ensure the neighbourhood plan reflects the vision and aspirations of the community.

Stay tuned for event information!