Fourth Plain Community Commons

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Help us design the new Fourth Plain Commons community space!

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ABOUT THE COMMONS

The Fourth Plain Community Commons is a mixed-use project located on Fourth Plain Boulevard that includes affordable housing on the upper floors and a flexible community-serving space on the ground floor. The ground floor community spaces are envisioned as flexible areas where the Fourth Plain community can gather, hold events, and access services. The following elements are currently planned for the community space:

  • A commercial kitchen incubator to launch and support emerging food-based businesses

  • A shared office space to co-locate services to make it easier for residents and businesses to access resources

  • A community event space that can be rented for festivals, birthdays, trainings, and other events

  • An outdoor public plaza with infrastructure to support a Vancouver Farmers Market satellite market

This project is a collaboration between the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) and the City of Vancouver. The Vancouver Housing Authority plans to own and operate the apartments located on the upper floors. The City of Vancouver will develop the ground floor commercial space, partnering with community-based organizations to operate it.


COMMUNITY PROCESS

The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Housing Authority have partnered with Salazar Architects to lead the design of the project. Over the first few months of 2020, the project team hosted a community-wide open house and a series of workshops and design meetings. COVID-19 restricted in-person public engagement for the rest of 2020, so the project team held online interviews and focus groups with various community-based organizations to gather input on the commercial kitchen incubator and shared office space. An online open house and survey were held fall 2020 to gather community-wide feedback on the community event space, outdoor plaza and activity lawn. The input provided was incorporated into the design of the spaces to ensure that the project reflects the community’s needs and aspirations.




WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Previous public input has been used to refine the design of the Commons to reflect the wishes of the community. Your input could influence the programming and design of this project including the uses of the outdoor spaces, types of events that may be held in the space, features of both the outdoor and indoor spaces and public art.

Please use the interactive tools below to explore the project and share your thoughts on the design and ideas for programming the spaces.

Help us design the new Fourth Plain Commons community space!

¿Busca el sitio en español de Fourth Plain Commons? Ingrese aquí.


ABOUT THE COMMONS

The Fourth Plain Community Commons is a mixed-use project located on Fourth Plain Boulevard that includes affordable housing on the upper floors and a flexible community-serving space on the ground floor. The ground floor community spaces are envisioned as flexible areas where the Fourth Plain community can gather, hold events, and access services. The following elements are currently planned for the community space:

  • A commercial kitchen incubator to launch and support emerging food-based businesses

  • A shared office space to co-locate services to make it easier for residents and businesses to access resources

  • A community event space that can be rented for festivals, birthdays, trainings, and other events

  • An outdoor public plaza with infrastructure to support a Vancouver Farmers Market satellite market

This project is a collaboration between the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) and the City of Vancouver. The Vancouver Housing Authority plans to own and operate the apartments located on the upper floors. The City of Vancouver will develop the ground floor commercial space, partnering with community-based organizations to operate it.


COMMUNITY PROCESS

The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Housing Authority have partnered with Salazar Architects to lead the design of the project. Over the first few months of 2020, the project team hosted a community-wide open house and a series of workshops and design meetings. COVID-19 restricted in-person public engagement for the rest of 2020, so the project team held online interviews and focus groups with various community-based organizations to gather input on the commercial kitchen incubator and shared office space. An online open house and survey were held fall 2020 to gather community-wide feedback on the community event space, outdoor plaza and activity lawn. The input provided was incorporated into the design of the spaces to ensure that the project reflects the community’s needs and aspirations.




WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Previous public input has been used to refine the design of the Commons to reflect the wishes of the community. Your input could influence the programming and design of this project including the uses of the outdoor spaces, types of events that may be held in the space, features of both the outdoor and indoor spaces and public art.

Please use the interactive tools below to explore the project and share your thoughts on the design and ideas for programming the spaces.

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