Rain-friendly pop-up plazas update
Our survey is now closed. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the four rain-friendly pop-up plazas. Overall, this initiative is well supported, with 93% of survey respondents in favour of the rain-friendly plazas remaining as either year-round (82%) or temporary (11%) spaces. The primary concerns are noise and cleanliness, but many people appreciate that these plazas serve as spaces for play, rest, exercise, meeting friends and family, enjoying food and drinks, and enabling residents to be outdoors in rainy weather. Your feedback has helped to inform next steps for these spaces.
- Cambie Bridge South at False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility – the Neighbourhood Energy Unit (NEU) will be undergoing major construction later this summer and we will make adjustments to the pop-up plaza in coordination with this project.
- Cambie Bridge South (W 1st Ave) – the Vancouver Biennale is installing a major public art project titled Voxel Bridge underneath the south side of Cambie Bridge. Adjustments will be made to the seating at this location in coordination with the installation of the artwork.
- Cambie Bridge North (Coopers Park) – the Park Board will be making improvements to Cooper’s Park and will be adding an outdoor fitness area at this location. The rain-friendly pop-up plaza will stay in place until construction on the upgrades begins in 2022.
- Burrard Bridge North - Although 70% of survey respondents support the plaza becoming either a seasonal or year-round space, we will be removing the picnic tables at this location for the summer months. We will explore reinstating the plaza for fall/winter 2021-22
Stay tuned for further updates on these spaces!