Uptown District Revitalization Strategy

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The City of Port Alberni is in the process of developing the Uptown District Revitalization Strategy (UDRS), which will revisit and build upon the goals outlined in the City of Port Alberni’s Uptown Waterfront Report(External link) from 2007.

The City’s 2019-2023 Corporate Strategic Plan(External link) has refocused efforts on the Uptown District. The UDRS is being developed to understand the area's needs and identify priorities that relate to social and economic revitalization. The outcomes and initiatives developed as part of the UDRS will also help inform the City’s next review and update of the Official Community Plan.

Phase 1

To help gather feedback from the public, the City launched a public survey which was available from April 30, 2020 to May 21, 2020. The survey received nearly 600 responses and was well received by the public, with feedback generally supportive of the strategy's development. There is clear support from the public to address social challenges faced by residents of the area and work towards broader economic development goals.

Phase 2 (current): The Phase 2 engagement strategy was adapted to promote public safety during COVID-19 by primarily utilizing online platforms to gather information and input.

Phase 2 of the project involves more locally targeted stakeholder engagement and focused public engagement designed to help develop specific actions, timelines, and partnerships that will inform the UDRS recommendations. In this phase, we are working to directly engage with residents, businesses, social service providers, and those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and other social challenges. This phase of engagement will help us gain insight into the neighbourhood through the experience of community groups in the area.

For more information about the next steps be sure to check out the “Key Dates” section of this page and review the "Document Library." To register for project updates and receive information directly to your email, sign up today.





The City of Port Alberni is in the process of developing the Uptown District Revitalization Strategy (UDRS), which will revisit and build upon the goals outlined in the City of Port Alberni’s Uptown Waterfront Report(External link) from 2007.

The City’s 2019-2023 Corporate Strategic Plan(External link) has refocused efforts on the Uptown District. The UDRS is being developed to understand the area's needs and identify priorities that relate to social and economic revitalization. The outcomes and initiatives developed as part of the UDRS will also help inform the City’s next review and update of the Official Community Plan.

Phase 1

To help gather feedback from the public, the City launched a public survey which was available from April 30, 2020 to May 21, 2020. The survey received nearly 600 responses and was well received by the public, with feedback generally supportive of the strategy's development. There is clear support from the public to address social challenges faced by residents of the area and work towards broader economic development goals.

Phase 2 (current): The Phase 2 engagement strategy was adapted to promote public safety during COVID-19 by primarily utilizing online platforms to gather information and input.

Phase 2 of the project involves more locally targeted stakeholder engagement and focused public engagement designed to help develop specific actions, timelines, and partnerships that will inform the UDRS recommendations. In this phase, we are working to directly engage with residents, businesses, social service providers, and those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and other social challenges. This phase of engagement will help us gain insight into the neighbourhood through the experience of community groups in the area.

For more information about the next steps be sure to check out the “Key Dates” section of this page and review the "Document Library." To register for project updates and receive information directly to your email, sign up today.




Page last updated: 07 June 2021, 16:53