In Vancouver we have two of the most successful examples in urban revitalization in North America: Granville Island and Gastown.
- Imagine that the streets in Granville Island looked like Keefer and Pender Street look today… What would become of Granville Island’s success story?
- Imagine Gastown’s sidewalks, decorative lighting, and pavements ripped out and fitted with the pavements, sidewalks, and street poles from Historic Pender Street. How would Gastown be faring?
When we say “Chinatown Revitalization” the markets want to know that we mean business. Involvement from all levels of government, and investment in the millions of dollars for Chinatown Street Beautification, is the signal investors are waiting for.
Presented to Vancouver City Council Hearing on Chinatown Historic Area Height Review. For the full text click here.