The City of North Vancouver won top honours from the British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA), receiving a Community Project Award for its redevelopment of The Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale.
CNV took home the award at the 2021 BC Economic Development Awards virtual ceremony held March 11.
The Shipyards is now a dynamic waterfront tourism destination that features restaurants, cafes, shops and services, two hotels, space for community events, concerts and markets, plus the region’s largest outdoor skating rink in the winter and a splash park in the summer, CNV noted.
“We all want to live in a vibrant community with unique shops and public spaces,” said Mayor Linda Buchanan. “The Shipyards is an investment in our local economy, as well as in the people who live, work, and play in the City of North Vancouver. It is an honour to have this community amenity recognized.”
In response to COVID-19, public spaces at The Shipyards were reimagined to support local businesses and create economic opportunities.
The City says it will continue to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to connect through its expanded outdoor patios, outdoor alcohol approved zones and unique seasonal experiences.
The City is also working closely with its partners, stakeholders and local businesses to deliver a dynamic public realm that supports the economic needs of the community.
The BCEDA is the leading professional association of economic development practitioners in the Province of BC. The awards were presented and sponsored by FortisBC.