July 2nd 2017 - The future of Northeast False Creek
In 2015, City Council chose to move forward with a plan to replace the viaducts with a more resilient and connected street network. The decision is dependent on a new area plan for Northeast False Creek.
Replacing the viaducts is a self-funding solution with many public benefits including a larger Creekside Park and an improved transportation network that replaces vulnerable infrastructure.
Draft plan summary
The Northeast False Creek Area Plan is a transformative project that will result in one of Vancouver’s most significant city-building opportunities in a generation.
As the last remaining piece of large undeveloped land in the downtown along the False Creek waterfront, Northeast False Creek provides an opportunity to:
• Embrace the rich culture and history of the area, local assets, and access to water
• Create a new vibrant and resilient community that represents a step forward in city-building
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- Vancouver city Projects including the eco-density program, the chinatown revitalization, the south-east False Creek revitalization, the Downtown eastside revitalization, as well as the upcoming new transportation projects and cultural projects.
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Upcoming New Downtown Art Gallery:
The Vancouver Art Gallery now stands at the threshold of one of the most exciting moments in our history. After more than a decade of research and planning for a new Gallery, we are moving forward with our vision to create an innovative and inspiring visual art museum that enriches lives and plays a pivotal role in enhancing Vancouver and British Columbia’s reputation as a vibrant, creative, and desirable place to live, work and visit. In April 2013, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to designate two-thirds of a site at West Georgia and Cambie Streets for a new Vancouver Art Gallery. Our journey has now begun. Architects, Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, Internationally renowned for their innovative and elegant buildings and their significant contribution to the design of contemporary museums.
THE NEW BUILDING
Through extensive studies, the Gallery has determined the need for a building of approximately 310,000 square feet with a minimum of 25,000 square feet of exterior space to meet the current and future needs of the community it serves. This includes:
- More than double our current exhibition space
- Dedicated galleries to showcase much more of the Gallery’s art collection
- Greatly expanded school, family and children’s programming
- An auditorium (approximately 300 seats) for lectures, films, classes, art performances and more
- Sufficient outdoor space for the presentation of art and public programs
- Welcoming lobby and public gathering spaces that serve as a “Town Square” for the 21st century
- A larger Gallery Store and a variety of food services designed for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors
- Dynamic indoor and outdoor event spaces for public and private programs
- State-of-the-art HVAC systems, collection storage, and conservation labs to house and protect the growing collection for future generation
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