Vancouver viaducts open houses

Dates of 3 Open Houses:

Tuesday, June 5th, Woodwards Atrium, 4pm-7pm, 111 West Hasings

Thursday, June 7th, Creekside CC, 3:30-6:30pm, 1 Athlete’s Way

Saturday, June 9th,Central Library Promenade, 10am-2pm, 350 Georgia St.

One of the more exciting moves that this Council has been working on is the discussion and planning on the removal of the viaducts. Imagine the possible uses for the land under the bridges, from more park space to whole new opportunity to develop a model of an affordable community. The city is hosting open houses for the project and this would be an opportunity for resident put their ides forward and what should be done with land.

Here a link to CoV page about the project with a very cool slide presentation about it:Viaducts

The project is describe in the following manner on the city’s website:

In July 2011, Vancouver City Council directed staff to undertake work on an Eastern Core Strategy. The purpose of the study was to explore reconfiguration options for the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts, within the context of a “big picture” land-use and transportation examination of the broader area. Based on input gathered from initial stakeholder consultation and an open ideas competition, a new concept for the area has been developed. The public is invited to view this new concept for the viaducts and provide their feedback at upcoming open houses. Staff will be reporting to Council prior to the summer break (July 2012).

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