Placemaking Vic West


Redraft of the Vic West Visions Map

We are REVISING our Victoria West Visions MAP!

So far we've made close to 40 changes to our 2005 map, including new community gardens, art, and placemaking sites, the school raingarden and other water recycling, wind and solar power sites, a new bus route and bike lanes, new dog runs, and our new Victoria West Community Centre!



Simulation videos of the new "plaza", Craigflower Village.

Placemaking Update  March 9, 2012

Our Placemaking Proposal was presented on February 28 at the monthly VWCA meeting. It was endorsed by the board and forwarded to the City. It seems most of our Placemaking recommendations specifically related to the City's current Craigflower Road Improvements will be implemented. Hooray!

The flowing sidewalk for Russell Island was just finished today:

RI poured

In the next few weeks the treed median will be constructed on Skinner Street, between Mary and Russell. Then, probably in April, the construction for the 'plaza' in front of the businesses at Craigflower and Raynor will begin.

There are many more Placemaking projects, so have some fun perusing the list in the Placemaking Proposal. Choose something you would like to help make happen. There will be more Placemaking workshops soon. Contact janebaigent(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like to get involved.

February 2012

Placemaking is the process of building community by transforming public space into an engaging Place.

Placemaking proposal Feb 2012.pdf

Placemaking Recommendations Feb 2012.pdf


Check out the video simulation of the craigflower plaza!

Russell Island construction March 2010

RI curbs


RI formed



Placemaking workshop results from February 2012

Placemaking Proposal plaza


Placemaking Proposal Russell


Placemaking lamps in plaza


Second placemaking workshop held in February







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