800 West Georgia Street (Vancouver Art Gallery - North Plaza) - DE418585

Nick Milkovich Architects Inc. / Matthew Soules Architecture / Hapa Collaborative team has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to provide exterior alterations to the existing North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The proposal includes the following:

    • Regarding and resurfacing the entire plaza with precast concrete and stone pavers;
    • Removal of the fountain;
    • Removal of retaining walls, driveway and gates;
    • Installation of a new pavilion to replace the former Howe Street bus shelter; and
    • Alterations to the existing landscaping.


Construction of the new North Plaza has now commenced.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the construction process, please contact John Ross, Project Manager in the City's Real Estate and Facilities Management Department at 604.873.7931.


Contact: Troy Tenney, Project Facilitator, troy.tenney@vancouver.ca , 604.871.6022

To assist you, a Glossary of key technical terms and a brief explanation of the application process is posted on our website at: vancouver.ca/devapps

In reviewing this application, and before making a decision, the Director of Planning will also need to consider City by-law regulations, and Council-adopted policies and guidelines. Once a full application review is completed, a decision will be made. If you respond to this notification, we will keep you informed by re-notifying you as to the decision.

The submitted plans may be viewed at the Project Facilitator’s office, Development Services, Building & Licensing, 1st Floor at 515 West 10th Avenue between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. Copies of City by-law regulations, policies and guidelines are available at the City's website at https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/land-use-and-development-policies-and-guidelines.aspx or at either the Development Services, Building & Licensing (1st Floor, 515 West 10th Avenue) or the Central Public Library (350 West Georgia Street).

Please note that all comments and responses to this notification are subject to, and may be released, pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Act does, however, protect your privacy by prohibiting disclosure of personal information (such as names, addresses and other identifying information) where such a disclosure would be an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy.


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