Thursday, January 22, 2009

High Level Review Open Houses

The City of Vancouver has been undertaking a land use review for the Northeast False Creek (NEFC) area. It is a large swath that includes the stadiums, the Plaza of Nations site, and various Concord Pacific properties. 

Part of NEFC has been proposed as a new site for the Vancouver Art Gallery. Though it is an undeniably choice location, it seems somewhat removed from the vigour and vitality of downtown. 

The city is also looking at possible street alterations to improve access from the downtown core, a move that would help mitigate this disconnect, both for the VAG and other amenities nearby. The broader plan for development in the area would also help enliven the wide, empty and stadium-dominated spaces.

On Sunday January 25th and Monday January 26th, the city will be hosting open houses to share information gathered to date and solicit feedback on the study. Follow the link for times, locations and more detailed information.

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