Dallas Road has seen a lot of changes over the last couple of years, and now big changes could be on the way for Victoria’s Clover Point as the city considers transforming the parking lot loop into a pedestrian green space.

The proposal, which will be discussed at this Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, would see the area closed to all vehicle traffic and will include more seating areas, picnic tables, bike racks, a food truck area, upgrade lighting and Indigenous art installations.

While the round looped road at Clover Point would remain, the 90 parking stalls along the waterfront would be lost in the new envision for the park.

The proposal does include a parking lot at the northern end of the loop with 17 spaces, including four accessible parking stalls and a larger drop-off and pick-up zone, so closing the loop will result in 73 spaces lost overall.

The upgrades would cost an estimated $250,000 and are considered short-term plan for the area. Public engagement on a longer-term plan for the park would happen at a later time, likely in 2022.

If approved at council this Thursday, the park should be ready to use by this Summer.

 

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