Since its construction in the 1960s, Centennial Square has offered a gathering spot for Victorians to relax, meet with friends, and enjoy local artists.
Now, the city is asking the public for feedback on how it can revitalize the square for future generations. Council has directed staff to develop a draft action plan that will guide future design improvements over the short and long term.
— City of Victoria (@CityOfVictoria) July 13, 2018
Centennial Square was identified as a priority for improvement during the development of the Downtown Public Realm Plan. Strategies for sprucing up the square include:
- increasing ground-level commercial and cafe/restaurant space in the area,
- facilitating temporary installations such as cafe kiosks or food trucks,
- improving the square’s connections with Douglas Street,
- incorporating play elements to make the space welcoming for children and families, and
- introducing new surface material to complement the existing heritage brick.
There are multiple options for submitting feedback:
- complete a short online survey by Aug. 6,
- email the city, or
- visit the city’s tent at these upcoming free events:
- Saturday, July 14 at Festival Mexicano from noon to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, July 21 at Vegtoria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 25 for the Free Lunchtime Concert Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (concert runs from noon to 1 p.m.)
Following the public feedback period, a draft plan will be presented to city council in the fall.