Design & Development
September 6, 2019

A Small Exquisite Space: Where it is

Chris Son and Patrick found it:

Almost everyone thought this little park with roundabout was on the West Side, the North Shore, UBC or False Creek: upscale Vancouverism-style  neighbourhoods all.    “One thing for sure it’s not on the East Side of Vancouver,” said one.

That’s exactly where it is:

It’s part of the greenway network that runs through Collingwood Village – the forgotten megaproject, one of the seven that were underway pretty much simultaneously, from Coal Harbour to Fraser Lands, in the late 1980s and 1990s.

The City, the community and Concert Properties undertook a consultation process that worked so well, residents were willing to entertain one of the largest growth spurts in the city between 1986 and 2011, in the form of Collingwood Village on an old industrial and warehousing site, immediately southeast of Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain Station.  The result was “a highly successful transit-oriented mixed-use development,” in the City’s opinion, now reputed to be Vancouver’s densest residential area.

To repeat: Vancouver’s densest residential area.*

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