Britannia Renewal Engagement

Date: 2016+

EcoPlan is working with a larger project team led by Urban Arts Architecture to develop a Master Plan for Britannia Community Services Centre and the large 18-acre site in East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood. EcoPlan is leading public engagement for the community-guided project, which will result in a plan for the evolution of the site and its facilities for the next 30 years. With multiple site partners – City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver Park Board, Britannia Community Services Centre—and an estimated 4,000 students (there is an elementary school, high school and alternate school on site), staff, visitors and others using the site on any given weekday, the engagement program is multi-faceted and broad. The year-long project will include open houses, workshops and focus groups, a social media program, a speakers’ series, and the establishment of B-LAB! (Britannia Renewal LAB), a community living room and project information site at Britannia Centre where people can learn about the project and provide input and ideas through an ongoing program of independent and guided activities, displays and small-group events