Main Street Appearance Project

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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.


In 2019, the Downtown Stakeholders Forum will work with City of Vancouver staff to coordinate improvements to the appearance of Main Street in downtown Vancouver between 5th and 15th streets.

This year's work builds on 2009 and 2015 studies that offered ideas to improve Main Street’s design and appearance. Copies of these studies can be found in the Document Library.

Main Street is downtown Vancouver’s historic street for retail, dining and other entertainment options. With all the new activity downtown and on the waterfront, the Downtown Stakeholders Forum is looking to make Main Street more attractive for visitors.

The group will review all existing litter receptacles, bike racks, streetlights, landscaping, sidewalks finishes and more for style, function and location. Your feedback will help us prioritize the implementation of these improvements.

For questions about this project, please contact John Collum in the City's Community and Economic Development Department at John.Collum@cityofvancouver.us.

For questions about the Downtown Stakeholders Forum, please contact Kirsten Hull at Kirsten.Hull@cityofvancouver.us.

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.


In 2019, the Downtown Stakeholders Forum will work with City of Vancouver staff to coordinate improvements to the appearance of Main Street in downtown Vancouver between 5th and 15th streets.

This year's work builds on 2009 and 2015 studies that offered ideas to improve Main Street’s design and appearance. Copies of these studies can be found in the Document Library.

Main Street is downtown Vancouver’s historic street for retail, dining and other entertainment options. With all the new activity downtown and on the waterfront, the Downtown Stakeholders Forum is looking to make Main Street more attractive for visitors.

The group will review all existing litter receptacles, bike racks, streetlights, landscaping, sidewalks finishes and more for style, function and location. Your feedback will help us prioritize the implementation of these improvements.

For questions about this project, please contact John Collum in the City's Community and Economic Development Department at John.Collum@cityofvancouver.us.

For questions about the Downtown Stakeholders Forum, please contact Kirsten Hull at Kirsten.Hull@cityofvancouver.us.

This community engagement opportunity has ended.
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    04 Dec 2019
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    A copy of the presentation can be viewed on the City of Vancouver's website.


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