Crescent Beach Land Use Plan
View the Crescent Beach Land Use Plan that provides direction on the area's development.
Crescent Beach is a small neighbourhood at the mouth of the Nicomekl River. It is characterized by an abundance of accessible oceanfront, including its namesake beach and Blackie Spit Park. Crescent Beach offers views of Boundary Bay and the North Shore Mountains. The neighbourhood is mostly residential, with some neighbourhood commercial properties along Beecher Street.
The Crescent Beach Land Use Plan provides direction on the type and density of development. The Plan is focused on preserving and enhancing the semi-rural seaside village character of Crescent Beach.
The plan area encompasses approximately 91 hectares (225 acres) of lands traditionally associated with the beach and the seaside residential area. Located below the Crescent Heights bluff to the south-east, it is bounded by waters to the north, west and north-east.
In April 1999, following a public consultation process, Council endorsed Corporate Report C421 which approved the Crescent Beach Land Use Plan.
In spring 2016, the City initiated a planning process to review land use, transportation and other issues in Crescent Beach. No changes to land uses were expected as a result of the review.