Government of Canada contributes towards developing Oliver’s Station Street Plaza
The Town of Oliver, in collaboration with the Government of Canada through Pacific Economic Development Canada, are pleased to announce receipt of $599,925 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund. The funding will be used to start the first phase in the development of the vacant parcel on Station Street south of the Oliver Visitor Centre. This development is part of Council’s broader strategic goals to encourage and enhance the development of Oliver as an economically healthy community, contributing to a strong vibrant downtown core and establishing better connections to the downtown.
The design preferred by Oliver Council and residents encompasses an outdoor plaza and community pavilion building to hold community events and programs with some retail or incubator spaces. The redevelopment of this portion of Station Street has been a priority of Council, with the major road upgrades recently completed. The total cost of the plaza is estimated at $800,000 to $1,000,000 which will be supported through funding from the federal Canada Community Revitalization Fund.
“Oliver is thrilled to receive this funding from the Government of Canada as it allows the Town to continue with the significant infrastructure work that has been completed on Station Street,” said Mayor Martin Johansen. “Residents and visitors will be able to use this space as a dynamic venue to gather outside to attend seasonal events, farmer markets, and other community events”.
“Public spaces are the heart of communities across Canada,” said the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada. “By investing in the Station Street Plaza, the Government of Canada is helping to create a community hub that fosters social connections, economic opportunities, and accessible infrastructure that residents and visitors alike can enjoy year-round.”