Hospital Area Plan and Parking Strategy

To address the continued expansion of both the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) and the Dufferin Crescent corridor, area residents created a Plan to guide the on-going development in the Hospital Area for the mutual benefit of local residents, daytime hospital users, and neighbourhood business. The plan examines:

  • Land use
  • Local services
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Public realm and neighbourhood character
  • Transportation network, and
  • Parking.

Council adopted the Hospital Area Plan at its regular meeting on August 13, 2018.  Additionally, the City prepared a Hospital Area Parking Strategy to better manage on-street parking in the hospital area.

Implementing the Hospital Area Parking Strategy was initially postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation has remained relatively stable in the Vancouver Island Health region, the project is once again resuming. This will include 2 hour parking on nearby city streets (resident except in some areas) and pay parking close to the hospital itself. Making this change will assist residents of the nearby area to park comfortably, while still allowing temporary parking for visitors of the hospital and staff. More information can be found in the council report under the "Documents" tab. 

For questions or comments, please contact Community Planning at 250-755-4464 or 


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