Downtown Area Plan

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The City of Castlegar wants to hear your ideas and input to inform our Downtown Area Plan.

At the heart of every community is a vibrant downtown. We’ve all experienced downtowns that we love and want to visit or do business in.

The City’s Downtown Area Plan will create a framework for improving the economic vitality and attractiveness of the City’s downtown core. It will guide growth and future development and establish a vision to encourage and foster the development of a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly and economically resilient downtown core. Developing a Downtown Area Plan is a key objective of the City’s Official Community Plan and is included in the City’s 2019-2023 Strategic Priorities

Downtown Area Plans commonly include topics such as:

  • mixed-use and higher density residential development;
  • strategies to encourage the redevelopment of existing commercial and residential properties;
  • opportunities to better utilize public space for social and cultural activity;
  • tools to encourage and incentivize investment; and
  • directions on streetscapes, gateways, downtown theme, building and property improvements, signage, parking and traffic.

This project has been temporarily delayed due to the physical distancing requirements of the Province but we hope to be able to engage with you soon. Please stay tuned.


The City of Castlegar wants to hear your ideas and input to inform our Downtown Area Plan.

At the heart of every community is a vibrant downtown. We’ve all experienced downtowns that we love and want to visit or do business in.

The City’s Downtown Area Plan will create a framework for improving the economic vitality and attractiveness of the City’s downtown core. It will guide growth and future development and establish a vision to encourage and foster the development of a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly and economically resilient downtown core. Developing a Downtown Area Plan is a key objective of the City’s Official Community Plan and is included in the City’s 2019-2023 Strategic Priorities

Downtown Area Plans commonly include topics such as:

  • mixed-use and higher density residential development;
  • strategies to encourage the redevelopment of existing commercial and residential properties;
  • opportunities to better utilize public space for social and cultural activity;
  • tools to encourage and incentivize investment; and
  • directions on streetscapes, gateways, downtown theme, building and property improvements, signage, parking and traffic.

This project has been temporarily delayed due to the physical distancing requirements of the Province but we hope to be able to engage with you soon. Please stay tuned.