Victoria’s Ship Point revitalization plan sails past first step

Victoria's Ship Point revitalization plan sails past first step
City of Victoria
An artist rendering of the proposed Ship Point pedestrian zone as presented to council in 2019.

Years after the plan was put to the side, Victoria’s Ship Point revitalization plan has passed the first step.

In 2017, council asked staff to come back with a plan to overhaul the waterfront property, which is currently a parking lot. When staff returned with the plan in 2019, it was dropped.

Now, the current council is getting the ball rolling once again and has unanimously approved the plan in the committee of the whole.

The master plan includes transforming the parking lot into a festival pier and plaza, with space for a picnic area, terraces, and potentially a pavilion.

The plan maintains some parking in the area, though council asked staff to return with a revised concept reducing the amount of parking even further.

The plan still needs to receive a final vote in council at the end of the month. If approved, the work will be done in phases.

READ MORE ABOUT THE SHIP POINT PLAN HERE: Victoria mulls plans to transform Ship Point at Inner Harbour

-With files from CHEK’s Adam Chan and Kori Sidaway

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