Client: City of Vancouver | Location: Vancouver, BC | Budget: $2,500,000 (est.) | Completed: Projected 2018

Blood Alley Square

Blood Alley Square is located in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood, a protected National Historic District, and the birthplace of the City. Typified with brick buildings and stone masonry, this area has significance for people in the downtown area for its unique architecture, as a place to live and work, and is increasingly becoming a destination for shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

The redesign of Blood Alley Square seeks to rehabilitate this important public space for improved community use, enhanced flows for pedestrian, vehicular and waste management traffic, and better integration of the square with the surrounding buildings, the laneway and main streets.

A comprehensive public engagement process resulted in a deeper understanding of the community’s concerns and vision. In addition, a community stewardship strategy encourages animation and community programming of the square for year-round activities. The thoughtful approach undertaken was inclusive and sought to make a better site that balances a variety of user needs while juxtaposing a modern design with historically significant elements.

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