Victoria’s Ship Point revitalization a case of unpaving paradise

July 24, 2017 12:57 pm

the vancouver sun

VICTORIA — Like the Joni Mitchell song in reverse, the City of Victoria hopes to replace a parking lot with a bit of paradise as it revitalizes Ship Point.

Ship Point — the parking lot below Wharf Street at Fort Street — has for years been derided for providing parked cars with some of the best views in the city.

“A key and potentially beautiful site along the waterfront being used as a parking lot has long not been viewed as the best use for the site,” said Joaquin Karakas, senior urban designer for the city and manager of the Ship Point project.

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