Terminal Vision: “Huge funky potential”
Scot Bathgate continues his search for newly defined Vancouver neighbourhoods:
Check out the cool old grittiness on Western, Central, Southern and Northern Avenues – basically behind the southeast corner of Main and Terminal, continuing on from the new Brewery district. (Google map here.)
These old buildings and warehouses could be restored into funky artist’s quarters and lofts, creating Vancouver’s mini version of Red Hook (Brooklyn) or Williamsburg. These areas should be preserved and restored to create a rough versus refined neighbourhood instead of monotonous new condos.
Imagine some of the lots could be used for pocket parks or community gardens (if the soil isn’t contaminated). Huge funky potential in this area.