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VANCOUVER VIADUCTS: a bold new concept – Open Houses

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The Viaducts Illustrative Plan. Community Workshops are happening next week (Image: City of Vancouver)

The City of Vancouver has released the initial planning products for their study on potential futures for the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts, the False Creek Flats and the Broader Eastern Core Strategy.

The vision entitled: “VANCOUVER VIADUCTS: a bold new concept” [Click for Slideshow] is being co-presented by the City of Vancouver Planning and Engineering Departments.

This planning process has been ongoing since the ReCONNECT Competition was concluded in December. The Product produced with Perkins+Will looks similar – yet with notable differences – to co-winning Submission 71 “-Viaducts = Park+”. The proposal by Dialog, PWL, Larry Beasley, and the late Jim Green presented a vision of ramping Georgia Street down to meet a combined and renewed Pacific / Expo Boulevard.

Open Houses are being presented next week, where the public is invited to view this new concept for the viaducts and provide their feedback.

Tuesday, June 5 – 4:00 – 7:00pm
Woodward’s Atrium – 111 West Hastings

Thursday, June 7 – 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Creekside Community Centre – 1 Athletes’ Way

Saturday, June 9 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Central Library Promenade – 350 West Georgia

Staff will be reporting to Council prior to the summer break (July 2012).
Future public events focusing on the False Creek Flats are planned for fall 2012.