4th Ave Pedestrian Plaza
This is a draft design concept for a key opportunity site with redevelopment potential in the Downtown. The 4th Avenue Plaza along with the proposed civic plaza concept would function as the centre or heart of the Downtown. A portion of 4th Avenue would be open to pedestrians only and Victoria Street would remain open to east-west vehicle traffic. The lanes remain open for service delivery vehicles. The plaza would function as an animated, lively public space with lighting, seating, textured surface areas, and seasonal planting. Opportunities for enlarged patio spaces would be encouraged in front of local cafes and restaurants on 4th Avenue so they may spill out into the plaza and further animate the space.