EDITORIAL: Get in on Victoria’s Inner Harbour wish list

The Inner Harbour defines Victoria; it's what both tourists and residents alike identify as part of the greatness of the city

Later this month the City of Victoria will open the doors to residents on the future development of three Inner Harbour properties.

Specifically, the city wants your views on opportunities for improving the Inner Harbour at Belleville Terminal, Ship Point and Wharf Street.

Public feedback will be used to help develop guiding principles and development concepts for each site which will help guide and evaluate future development, says a city press release.

Earlier this week we sent reporter Daniel Palmer down to the Inner Harbour to collect the thoughts of some people on how they envisioned a future harbour.

It wasn’t much of a surprise that many of these folks had some wonderful (and crazy?) ideas. So, we expect some colourful ideas and dialogue to come from the city meetings.

The city is giving us all an opportunity become very familiar with the project with an open house at Ship Point on May 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. and then an “Ideas Forum” the following day at the Victoria Conference Centre, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by end of day today for the latter event here.)

Of course, all is for naught, if we don’t take the time to participate.

Too often we all get stuck in why-bother mode and decide not to participate in such events. But the Inner Harbour is different.

The Inner Harbour defines Victoria. It is what both tourists and residents alike identify as part of the greatness of the city.

Victorians should embrace this opportunity and let all stakeholders know what is important to them. This is a great opportunity to define our community’s future.

 

 

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