The federal government and the province are investing over $3.3 million to redesign Deep Cove’s village core along Lower Gallant Avenue.
The project consists of redesigning lower Gallant Avenue to revitalize the community core, support safe outdoor public spaces, and help sustain local businesses.
It also includes reconfiguring the road right-of-way to create more pedestrian space, adding permanent loading zones for commercial vehicles, installing stormwater infrastructure, pavers and sidewalks, furnishings and lighting, among other things.
Once completed, the redesigned village core will help meet seasonal and community needs such as protected seating and gathering space in the spring, summer and fall, as well as additional parking spaces in the winter, the federal government said.
People in North Vancouver are looking forward to gathering together again, at events like festivals and markets and to enjoy what local businesses have to offer, MLA Susie Chant.
“This new plaza in Deep Cove will help us do exactly that, and make our community even more welcoming and vibrant. I look forward to seeing everyone there once it’s complete.”
Mayor Mike Little said the generous grant funding from both the Federal and Provincial governments enables DNV to realize a shared vision with the community on ways to preserve the unique village feel that people love, while addressing challenges that come with high numbers of visitors.
“We look forward to hearing from the community about what would make Deep Cove Village more livable for them.”