November 8, 2021

Virtual Open House and Survey for Vancouver’s St. George Rainway

We are in the Concept Design Phase of St. George Rainway and are looking for your feedback!
The St. George Rainway will deliver core utility services to manage rainwater in the neighbourhood. Using a series of Green Rainwater Infrastructure practices along St. George Street is a cost-effective tool to:

Reduce flooding
Treat pollutants from roadways
Reduce combined sewer overflows into local waterways
Enhance climate resiliency
Increase biodiversity
Cool the neighbourhood during summer heat
St. George Street was once home to te Statlew, also known as St. George Creek. In the early 1900s, this historic creek was buried underground to make way for roads and houses. The St. George Rainway aims to reimagine this historic waterway through implementing green rainwater infrastructure features that capture and clean rainwater from local streets and sidewalks.

 

Daylighting, which is a process of bringing a buried creek back to the surface, is not being considered for this project. St. George Creek has been buried too deep below ground to make this option feasible. However, there are opportunities to acknowledge the importance and location of the creek through the creation of a unique rainway corridor.

We have now launched Phase 3 of public engagement on the St. George Rainway, and we want your input on our initial concept designs!

Throughout November, you have the opportunity to rank your preferred Street Layout options and Green Rainwater Infrastructure concept designs. Here are the ways you can connect with us and share your feedback:

1. Complete our survey, open from November 4th until November 28th at this link.

2. Join our Virtual Open House on November 17th at 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm to ask questions and learn more about the designs option. Register at this link.

 

You can find out more information here.

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