Downtown Stakeholder's Forum

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A worker in a bucket truck attaches a "Downtown Vancouver" banner to a light pole with the Propstra Square clock tower in the background.

The Downtown Stakeholder's Forum is a place for anyone with a connection to downtown Vancouver to collaborate with residents, business owners and City and local agency staff on community-driven projects to enhance downtown Vancouver's atmosphere, community engagement, marketing and vitality. The forum was created through a partnership between Vancouver's Downtown Association and the City of Vancouver.

The forum meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Vancouver City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.). The meetings are open to the public.


Each year, the Downtown Stakeholder's Forum collaborates with City of Vancouver staff to identify priorities for downtown and designate a focus for the year. Take the survey below to tell us your priorities for downtown!

Examples of Prior Projects:

In 2019, VDA and the City worked with downtown stakeholders on improvements to the appearance of Downtown’s Main Street from 5th to 15 streets. The project is known as the “Main Street Appearance Project” (MSAP). This work builds on 2009 and 2015 studies that offered ideas to improve Main Street’s design and appearance within the public realm. Improvements include the 12th & Main Artlet and 4-Way Stop, the Bike Art Park on Main and a Storefront Activation Team.

In 2018, the downtown stakeholders, the City and Vancouver’s Downtown Association implemented several improvements to make it easier for visitors to navigate the downtown area, easily find the new waterfront attractions, and highlight existing points of interest in the historic core and Uptown districts. Improvements included the, 6th Street Gateway Sign, new downtown street banners, pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding signs, a downtown walking map and a downtown clean up day.

The Downtown Stakeholder's Forum is a place for anyone with a connection to downtown Vancouver to collaborate with residents, business owners and City and local agency staff on community-driven projects to enhance downtown Vancouver's atmosphere, community engagement, marketing and vitality. The forum was created through a partnership between Vancouver's Downtown Association and the City of Vancouver.

The forum meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Vancouver City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.). The meetings are open to the public.


Each year, the Downtown Stakeholder's Forum collaborates with City of Vancouver staff to identify priorities for downtown and designate a focus for the year. Take the survey below to tell us your priorities for downtown!

Examples of Prior Projects:

In 2019, VDA and the City worked with downtown stakeholders on improvements to the appearance of Downtown’s Main Street from 5th to 15 streets. The project is known as the “Main Street Appearance Project” (MSAP). This work builds on 2009 and 2015 studies that offered ideas to improve Main Street’s design and appearance within the public realm. Improvements include the 12th & Main Artlet and 4-Way Stop, the Bike Art Park on Main and a Storefront Activation Team.

In 2018, the downtown stakeholders, the City and Vancouver’s Downtown Association implemented several improvements to make it easier for visitors to navigate the downtown area, easily find the new waterfront attractions, and highlight existing points of interest in the historic core and Uptown districts. Improvements included the, 6th Street Gateway Sign, new downtown street banners, pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding signs, a downtown walking map and a downtown clean up day.

  • Help us determine the focus for Downtown Stakeholder's Forum meetings in 2020!

    Help us determine the focus for Downtown Stakeholder's Forum meetings in 2020!

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