WHAT’S THE PLAN
The goal of your South Granville Business Improvement Association is to make the South Granville shopping district the best in the city with multiple opportunities for merchants and property owners to succeed.
In 2018 the SGBIA conducted a Business and Property Owner Survey in order to hear from you – our stakeholders.
Click Here to read the report and see the results of this survey.
South Granville Business Improvement Association
2019-2024 Strategic Plan
South Granville is a welcoming, vibrant and prosperous destination that offers a unique, authentic and high quality experience.
To make South Granville the destination of choice for shopping, dining, entertainment, and other services; and to act as a catalyst for vibrancy and prosperity in the area through advocacy, marketing, events, improvements, and co-operative initiatives.
The South Granville Business Improvement Association will:
- be an advocate and voice for South Granville business and a catalyst for action.
- be accountable, fiscally responsible and transparent.
- be led by an involved and visionary Board, representative of a cross-section of South Granville interests.
- work to strengthen South Granville’s position as the shopping destination of choice for Metro Vancouver.
- consider all sides of relevant issues to maximize member benefits.
Five Year Goals & 24 Month Objectives
Offer Enhanced Member Services & Strive for Operational Excellence
Provide appropriate resource tools and relevant information to members on a regular basis
Support commercial initiatives that will benefit members through convenience and education eg. Recycling
Where feasible, provide cost-effective member services eg. Concierge Program (street security), graffiti removal, loss prevention, social media support
Always seek to match cost-effective delivery with excellent services
Provide a Clean and Safe South Granville for All to Enjoy
Engage social enterprise where appropriate
Maintain and enhance working relationships with strategic partners to develop innovative approaches to street issues eg. City of Vancouver, VPD, Coast Foundation etc.
Maintain and strengthen strong relationships with the Community Policing Office
Provide an Enhanced Public Realm for All to Enjoy
Pursue street enhancement opportunities through banner excellence, street furniture, landscaping, way finding, murals and decorative lighting.
Leverage City of Vancouver and provincial projects to provide local infrastructure and street amenities eg. Corner budges, pedestrian lighting
Seek new opportunities for public art
Be an Effective Advocate & Voice for South Granville
Protect the interests of members in issues such as:
- Broadway Corridor Rapid Transit
- Granville Bridge Walkway
- COV Bike Share
- Street Parking
- Redevelopment applications
Identify and support initiatives to preserve the financial viability of member businesses
Champion fair taxation for commercial rate payers until a policy of fairness is implemented in line with regional and national averages
Increase Number of People Visiting South Granville
Look for innovative marketing opportunities for South Granville with appropriate partners, and media channels
Develop initiatives to showcase the unique mix of businesses found in South Granville, and effectively circulate visitors through the area
Partner with the Stanley Theatre to leverage all opportunities that could be mutually beneficial
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