Placemaking2018-10-14T12:15:30+00:00

PLACEMAKING

‘Placemaking is the process of creating quality places that people want to live, work, play and learn in.’

Current marketing experts suggest that the future of retail hinges on customer experience. South Granville is a dynamic and beautiful neighbourhood that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the city. Our tree-lined avenues, the beautiful Douglas Lodge, and the iconic Stanley Theatre all play a part in creating a visual experience for residents and shoppers.

In the same way a business will merchandise their store to enhance the shopping experience, the South Granville BIA works hard to ‘merchandise’ the neighbourhood to establish a warm and inviting environment which we hope will bring back shoppers time and time again.

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Colourful mural at 7th Avenue by Kristofir Dean is one of the most photographed murals in the city.

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Popular muralist Ola Volo created this gem for South Granville at 13th in 2016.

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Meinhardt at 14th is home to our 2017 mural by Ed Spence.

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Artist James Knight gave us this lovely mural in spring 2017 at the rear of Purdy’s at 11th Avenue.

Banners and summer baskets are an annual enhancement in South Granville. 22 planters purchased and cared for by the South Granville BIA provide colour and a clear sense of pride in our neighbourhood.

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South Granville
South Granville
South Granville

After saving for almost a decade, the BIA added custom designed lighting.

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South Granville
South Granville

In collaboration with the City of Vancouver, we installed utility wraps in the area to deter graffiti.

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South Granville
South Granville
South Granville

Regular reporting by our Concierge Team to 311 results in prompt attention to litter cans that require cleaning, graffiti on public property, abandoned garbage and public realm repairs. The SGBIA retains the Coast Foundation for litter pick up services three times a week. This successful relationship is a win-win for everyone.

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South Granville
South Granville
South Granville
South Granville