Neighbourhood Plazas

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Illustration of a street filled with people on the road protected from cars by traffic barricades.

The City created pop-up plazas through community partnerships. We partnered with business improvement associations (BIAs), local businesses, non-profit organizations and residents. Pop-up plazas provide space to eat, visit, rest, or enjoy the weather.

Objectives

Based on what we have heard and seen, these pop-up plazas are remaining indefinitely, and some will be upgraded into semi-permanent plazas with higher-quality, longer-lasting materials. These upgrades are intended to last 5-10 years. To ensure that these upgrades meet community needs, we are requesting input from Vancouver residents.

5th Ave and Ontario St Plaza

Thank you for your feedback. Staff are reviewing survey responses and

The City created pop-up plazas through community partnerships. We partnered with business improvement associations (BIAs), local businesses, non-profit organizations and residents. Pop-up plazas provide space to eat, visit, rest, or enjoy the weather.

Objectives

Based on what we have heard and seen, these pop-up plazas are remaining indefinitely, and some will be upgraded into semi-permanent plazas with higher-quality, longer-lasting materials. These upgrades are intended to last 5-10 years. To ensure that these upgrades meet community needs, we are requesting input from Vancouver residents.

5th Ave and Ontario St Plaza

Thank you for your feedback. Staff are reviewing survey responses and adjusting the designs accordingly. We will update you here once we have completed this work.

Kamloops St and Hastings St Plaza

Thank you for your feedback. Staff are reviewing survey responses and adjusting the designs accordingly. We will update you here once we have completed this work.

What is next

Staff will be engaging with residents and community for upgrades at 5th Ave and Ontario St Plaza and at Kamloops and Hastings St Plaza in June.

Learn more about past engagements and the latest construction updates.

  • Four more pop-up plazas installed

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    On June 23, we installed an additional four pop-up plazas located at:

    • W 18th Ave and Cambie St
    • W 17th Ave and Cambie St
    • W 14th Ave and Granville St
    • W 13th Ave and Granville St


    The additional four plazas are in partnership with local Business Improvement Associations, which are overseeing the stewardship of the space to ensure they are maintained and integrated into the neighbourhood.

  • 27th and Fraser pop-up plaza

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    On June 12, we installed our first pop-up plaza at E 27th Ave and Fraser St. We’ll be installing more in the coming weeks. Ongoing monitoring, along with public feedback and guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, will help us improve these spaces over time. It will also help us determine whether any of these temporary plazas should remain in place after the recovery period.

  • Creating more space for people

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    by Lisa Trick,
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    Temporary pop-up plazas are one of the steps we're taking to help residents and businesses adapt to living and operating through a pandemic.

    A big part of our recovery plan involves re-purposing road space to give people more room to resume community life and access local businesses.

    We’re transforming streets to create public space for walking and cycling, seating, and other activities, so people can do the things they need and like to do, while also practicing physical distancing.

Page last updated: 08 Jul 2022, 12:08 PM