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B.C.’s Deep Cove village core receives more than $3.3 million for redesign project


June 17, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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The Livable Deep Cove COVID-19 Resilience Project concept rendering. Courtesy of the Government of Canada.

Looking to create new jobs, support local economies, and make communities healthier, safer and more inclusive, the governments of Canada and British Columbia (B.C.) are investing more than $3.3 million in the redesign of Deep Cove’s village core along lower Gallant Avenue.

The Deep Cove village core project will include the redesign of lower Gallant Avenue to provide and support safe outdoor public spaces, revitalize the community core, and sustain local businesses.

This includes the road right-of-way will be reconfiguration of the road right-of-way, creating safer and more space for pedestrians.

Additionally, permanent loading zones will be created for commercial vehicles, and installations of storm water infrastructure, pavers and sidewalks, furnishings and lightings, etc. will all be underway.

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Once completed, the redesigned village core will help meet seasonal and community needs such as protected seating and gathering space in the spring, summer and fall, as well as additional parking spaces in the winter.

Deep Cove is one of the most visited gems of the North Shore,” said Mike Little, mayor of the District of North Vancouver. “This generous grant funding from both the federal and provincial governments enables us to realize a shared vision with the community on ways to preserve the unique village feel that people love, while addressing challenges that come with high numbers of visitors. We look forward to hearing from the community about what would make Deep Cove Village more livable for them.”

With a total investment of more than $3.3 million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience stream, the Government of Canada is contributing more than $2,655,000, and the Government of B.C. with more than $663,000.