Abbotsford is laying down the foundations to build the city of the future. Read the details below that make our city of the future a walkable, transit friendly, forward thinking, dynamic place to be as envisioned in our Official Community Plan.
REFINED SOUTH FRASER WAY
South Fraser Way is designed as a signature corridor, with a unique character that warmly welcomes people from all over to visit Abbotsford. It provides the City Centre’s true identity by incorporating an abundance of public space, art, and animation. Abbotsford’s OCP imagines turning the road into a tree-lined boulevard with bike lanes separate from the road and frequent buses running up and down the corridor.
RICH MOBILITY CHOICES
Walking, biking, and transit are desirable choices because they are given significantly more space in the City Centre’s streets. South Fraser Way is the spine to a grid of active transportation and transit options where safety and slower movements are prioritized over speed.
MORE PEOPLE MORE LIFE
An energetic City Centre with Abbotsford’s highest concentration of residents, employees, and visitors helps improve transit ridership, safety, and business and retail success. Three Commercial Streets stitch the neighbourhood from north to south and provide a busting new lifestyle and shopping experience.
BEAUTIFUL + GREEN
The City Centre is height of contemporary architectural expression in Abbotsford with beautiful landmark buildings punctuating the neighbourhood in key locations. A diverse skyline emerges from a densely-treed neighbourhood where people find parks and plazas that are shaded and calming – a retreat from the bustling neighbourhood.
THOUGHTFULLY DESIGN BLOCKS
A fine grain street network connects people and places, making movements by any mode of transportation convenient. Buildings are designed to frame and give life to the streets they front, providing delight and comfort to those visiting or walking by.
Current Population: 15,000 People
Current Housing: 7,200 units
Current Students: 2,030 students
Projected Population: 27,250 People
Projected Housing: 12,100 units
Projected Students: 4,100 students