PUBLIC URBAN SPACE.

Downtown Crescent (bowl): Nanaimo BC.

REFERENCES
La Condesa, Mexico City
Public urban space, Mexico City

Pedestrian
analysis.

Downtown
culture park.

Policy.

Public
urban space.

Building
typology.

NCPVA.
Foundry restored.


Prideaux and Selby Streets are arbor cluster Boulevards surrounded by medium density mixed use. The area around Fitzwilliam at Prideaux/Selby amplifies the current street front retail with the railway station restored as a Gateway Heritage Centre: food market, intermodal, retail etc.

West of Prideaux: maintain existing heritage single-family zoning. East of Selby, down the slope closing in on Wallace segues from multi-family/commercial mixed use to commercial.

GATEWAY HERITAGE CENTER in Crescent.


FIGURE GROUND PLAN.

GATEWAY HERITAGE CENTRE.

Black foot-print = New buildings: mixed typology, high, low rise medium density residential, speciality stores, community centre.

Red foot-print = Station restored: Nanaimo Farmers' Market.

Brown vertical lines = Public space

Black foot-print immediately south of center = Vivo gallery Residences phases one, two and three.

Yellow foot-print = Inter-modal centre.

White-outlines = Existing residential and commercial buildings in the Gateway Heritage center.

Streets in the center will be mixed use pedestrian / private / commercial traffic. Calming will be achieved by conjestion.

Demolition is carried out in the centre to facilitate neighbourhood convenience.


A couple of Gateway Heritage existing buildings: Fitzwilliam Street and Wesley Street.
Wire festooned poles do not help the ambience!


Re-making Lubbock Square into a pedestrian amenity.

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