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Carrall Street Green Way – Vancouver

The Carrall Street Greenway is a major public realm, community building and economic revitalization initiative.

The route will link north False Creek with the Burrard Inlet, completing a seawall loop around Downtown and Stanley Park, and connecting a series of parks, plazas and historic sites in Gastown, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Chinatown.

Beyond providing a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly transportation corridor, the greenway will also connect and build on the unique heritage character of these neighbourhoods, encourage active ground floor uses, and serve as a catalyst for economic revitalization and community development in the inner-city of Vancouver.

PROJECT SUPPORT
This project has received significant support from the public and private sectors as well as the local communities. The City of Vancouver has approved $5 million for the Carrall Street Greenway in the 2006-2008 capital budget plan. As well, the Vancouver Agreement partners and Bell Canada have committed $300,000 to the project as part of the Downtown Eastside Economic Revitalization Plan.

THE GREENWAY
The Carrall Street Greenway is a major public realm, community building and economic revitalization initiative. It is being designed to reflect the diversity of activities, cultures and communities in the Downtown Eastside. The greenway incorporates green infrastructure, facilitates private investments, and provides opportunities for social services, arts and culture programming to help achieve environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability for the area.

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September 11, 2009 - Posted by | Sustainable Community Development | ,

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