ESTHER SHORT — A previously poorly lit corridor near West Ninth and Main streets was targeted as a location to receive new lighting through a program offered by Vancouver’s Downtown Association.
Shops such as Divine Consign, Compass Coffee and Pacific House are now better lit after the association received feedback from business owners and the public in December 2020. The goal was to help people feel safer at night.
Spruce the Couve, an initiative through the association’s program called Clean and Safe, focuses on things like graffiti removal, power washing, new trash cans, improved lighting and community cleanups. Seanette Corkill, with Frontdoor Back, was a consultant on the lighting project.
Learn more about the programs at https://vdausa.org/vda-programs/clean-and-safe.