Pop-up plazas

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Temporary pop-up plazas are one of the steps the City is taking to help residents and businesses adapt to living and operating through a pandemic by repurposing road space to give people more room to resume community life and access local businesses.

In partnership with business improvement associations (BIAs), local businesses, non-profit organizations and communities, we created temporary pop-up plazas to support businesses’ recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and give residents more public space to enjoy in their communities.

Plazas give people space to eat, visit, rest, or enjoy the weather. .

Your input will tell us how these spaces are being used, if they are comfortable and welcoming, and if they are serving the community. Your response will be kept confidential.

In partnership with business improvement associations (BIAs), local businesses, non-profit organizations and communities, we created temporary pop-up plazas to support businesses’ recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and give residents more public space to enjoy in their communities.

Plazas give people space to eat, visit, rest, or enjoy the weather. .

Your input will tell us how these spaces are being used, if they are comfortable and welcoming, and if they are serving the community. Your response will be kept confidential.

  • We want your feedback on pop-up plazas throughout the City. Ongoing monitoring, along with public feedback and guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, will help us improve these spaces over time. In addition, it will help us to determine whether any of these temporary plazas should remain in place after the recovery period.

    Your input will help to ensure these spaces are properly maintained, inclusive, comfortable, and serving the community. Your responses will be kept confidential.

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  • As part of the City’s Restart Smart Vancouver COVID-19 recovery plan, we have launched the Partner-led Placemaking Program | Community-Led Stream, a new program to support community-led design enhancements or amenities in the 2020 Pop-Up Plazas and Rain-Friendly Plazas.

    The City is now inviting interested applicants to submit an application by July 30, 2021.

    The following is an application form with details on how you can request up to $500 of financial support for specified placemaking projects. Make sure to review the details for more information about eligibility and specifics for each project.

    Community-Led Placemaking will complement the Steward-Led Placemaking already improving eligible public spaces.

    Apply now!

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want your feedback on the new rain-friendly plazas! Using the overhead protection offered by bridges, the City of Vancouver is trialing new rain-friendly pop-up plazas at four locations:

    • Cambie Bridge South at False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility
      (1890 Spyglass Place)
    • Cambie Bridge South at W 1st Ave (on the multi-use path)
    • Cambie Bridge North (north of Cooper’s Park)
    • Burrard Bridge North (south of the Seawall)

    Your input will inform the future of the spaces and help to ensure they are properly maintained, inclusive, comfortable, and serving the community. Your responses will be kept confidential.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    As winter approaches, we’re seeking public feedback on what to do with the pop-up plaza at Bute and Alberni. Starting next spring, the plaza will need to be removed to make way for City crews to upgrade critical water infrastructure and replace the existing water main below Bute Street. We would like to keep the pop-up plaza in place until the water works upgrades are complete.

    We’d like your feedback on how the temporary pop-up plaza has worked for you and what we should consider after construction is completed in the summer. Your responses will be kept confidential.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Do you own or run a local business or non-profit organization near a pop-up plaza? If so, we want your feedback.

    Your input will be used to inform whether the pop-up plazas become long-term public spaces, and if so how they can be improved as well as how you can participate in the management and programming of them.

    Your responses will be kept confidential.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want your feedback on pop-up plazas throughout the City. Ongoing monitoring, along with public feedback and guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, will help us improve these spaces over time. In addition, it will help us to determine whether any of these temporary plazas should remain in place after the recovery period.

    Your input will help to ensure these spaces are properly maintained, inclusive, comfortable, and serving the community. Your responses will be kept confidential.

    Take Survey
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