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Open houses for Waterfront Station hub, Thu Mar. 5 & Sat. Mar. 7

Open houses for Waterfront Station hub, Thu Mar. 5 & Sat. Mar. 7

Here's the area around Waterfront Station that's being considered in these open houses.
Here's the area around Waterfront Station that's being considered in these open houses.

Come down to one of two open houses about the Waterfront Station hub in downtown Vancouver!

The City of Vancouver and TransLink want your feedback on a framework to guide future development around Waterfront Station — the Central Waterfront Hub.

This is the second third round of open houses to be held (the first was in March 2007 and April 2008), so you’ll be able to see a draft framework that resulted from the earlier consultation.

Here are the dates and locations you’ll need:

Thursday, March 5, 2009 – 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Waterfront Station Concourse, 601 West Cordova St.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Central Library Concourse, 350 West Georgia St.

As the City of Vancouver’s Hub website says, the main objectives of the Central Waterfront Hub program are to:

  • Create a transportation hub which better integrates the many transit modes which converge in this area – Skytrain, Canada Line, West Coast Express, Seabus, Helijet and numerous bus lines.
  • Establish planning and urban design guidelines for the various development sites which exist in the area.
  • Introduce measures to enhance the public realm – streets and open spaces – in this important location.

The City of Vancouver’s website has much more info on the earlier open houses and the plans so far. Grab the open house flyer from the site too: you’ll notice it has a few pictures of Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street Stations in London as possible inspiration for the Waterfront hub.

Canary Wharf Station (left) and Liverpool Street Station serve as possible inspirations for the Waterfront Station hub.
Canary Wharf Station (left) and Liverpool Street Station serve as possible inspirations for the Waterfront Station hub.

And for more information, please contact Colleen Sondermann at 604 453 4687 or at colleen_sondermann@translink.bc.ca.