As a trend, this one is particularly welcome:  Space in the city being repurposed for people and active use.
This time, it’s in Yaletown at Smithe and Richards, where city residents can soon enjoy a fresh spankin’ new 0.8 acre park.  Today, this site is a parking lot. The design goes to the Urban Design Panel in July, and the park should open by mid-2019.
Many thanks to Pete Melszner at Urban YVR for the information.

Here’s an earlier PT post on the project.