VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBA--(Marketwired - June 27, 2016) - The members of the Granville Island 2040 Plan Advisory Board were announced today by Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
The advisory board represents a broad and diverse range of disciplines, including planning experts, entrepreneurs, artists, and representatives from the Granville Island business and cultural communities. The board will help guide the process and decisions of the plan for the continued long-term success of Granville Island. Dr. Michael Stevenson is leading the project on behalf of CMHC.
The plan, which will set out the future of Granville Island for the next 25 years, is being developed with the City of Vancouver and will set out plans for the Emily Carr University buildings, revitalization of the popular Public Market, and the advancement of the arts and cultural industry on the island.
"This esteemed group of community leaders, with the guidance of Dr. Stevenson, will ensure the continued long-term success and sustainability of the Island as a year-round cultural, recreational, and educational centre," said Minister Duclos.
It has been forty years since Granville Island was redeveloped from a derelict brownfield to a popular urban park and cultural hub for Vancouver. CMHC is the federal crown corporation responsible for managing Granville Island.
Schedules for broad community consultation will be announced in the coming weeks.
GRANVILLE ISLAND 2040 ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Larry Beasley, Principal, Beasley and Associates
Douglas Coupland, writer and artist
Michael Geller, President, Geller Group
Anne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraser University
Howard Jang, Professor, Professional Practice and Director, SFU Woodward's Cultural Unit
Am Johal, Director, SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Sadhu Johnston, City Manager, City of Vancouver
Wendy Grant-John, Senior Aboriginal Advisor, Deloitte
Carol Lee, Chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation and the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee
Gloria Loree, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations, Destination Canada
Dale McClanaghan, Chair, Granville Island Trust
Yashau Nijati, Founder, thisopenspace
Eric Pateman, President & Founder, Edible Canada
Robin Petri, Vice-President, Development, Catalyst Community Developments
Geoff Plant, Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Gordon Price, Director, The City Program at SFU
Jessica Schauteet, President, Granville Island Community and Business Association
Maged Senbel, Associate Professor, PhD Program Chair, and Associate Director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning
Ron Stern, President, Stern Partners
Erica Tao, Regional Director General, Heritage Canada
Granville Island is Vancouver's premier artistic and cultural hub, located in an urban, waterfront location and steeped in a rich industrial and maritime heritage. A unique public space that attracts millions of visitors each year from Vancouver and around the world, the charm of Granville Island lies in its unexpected mix of uses, including its famous Public Market. The Island is home to 280 businesses employing about 3,000 people.