The City of Vancouver is creating a Community Economic Development Hub (CED Hub) at 501-533 Powell Street.
The CED Hub will be a community asset that:
We're engaging with community members, business improvement associations (BIAs), and stakeholders to identify opportunities and mitigate any negative impacts the hub may have in the community.
We'll manage the site through a community advisory committee.
Community economic development hubs are an alternative to standard approaches to economic development.
They're founded on the belief that problems facing communities – like poverty – can best be addressed by a community-led and integrated approach.
For more details, including:
May 12, 2015 – We mailed a notice to DTES residents and community groups about the DTES Market Society's development application and its May 20 open house.
As well, to identify opportunities and find ways to mitigate any negative impacts, we're engaging with:
What's happening to the existing DTES Street Market at Pigeon Park?
The existing market will continue to operate on Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm while we:
To learn more about the market, read:
May 8, 2015 – The DTES Street Market Society has applied to the City for a development permit to operate its street market at 501-533 Powell Street.
April 2015 – We began discussions with DTES organizations adjacent to 501-533 Powell Street and with BIAs about the plan for the hub.
March 23, 2015 – Michael Green Architecture donated a wooden structure to the DTES Street Market Society that will help position the site to be a new landmark destination in the DTES.
This wooden structure was placed on the terrace outside the TED2015 conference and reflects the shape of Vancouver’s Lions Mountains.
The structure will be placed at 501-533 Powell Street after improvements and deconstruction of the old foundry.
Photograph by Ema Peter
March 3, 2015 – City Council approved the purchase of seven lots at 501-533 Powell Street for the future development of a social housing project and community economic development hub.
Development will include removing any hazardous materials, deconstructing existing buildings, and doing environmental remediation.
Jose Ferndandez Garcia