Heart of Davie Village public space improvement project

May 1, 2015 | Arts and Culture

A new permanent plaza, decorative lighting, wider sidewalks, landscaping, and a mid-block pedestrian crossing are being considered for the Heart of Davie Village at Davie and Bute Streets. These improvements are part of the West End Plan, which includes goals to invest in Davie Village public spaces, create space for gathering and events, and enhance the area’s distinct character as a hub for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

The plaza is being explored as an option for commemorating Jim Deva ’s life and legacy and celebrating the history and contributions of Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (Mr. Deva was a well-known leader and activist in the LGBTQ community, who passed away suddenly in fall 2014.)

City staff and design consultant PFS Studio have prepared three preliminary design concepts for the plaza, and complementary design concepts for the other public space improvements contemplated for the Heart of Davie Village. It's your chance to review the preliminary concepts and let us know what you think. Your input is very important and will help shape the design.