Clean & Safe Program

Spruce the Couve

Vancouver’s Downtown Association is working hard to keep downtown vibrant. We are launching Spruce the Couve, a Clean and Safe Program.

Graffiti removal, power washing, new trash cans, improved lighting, and community clean-ups are all examples of tasks that will be completed under this initiative.

Spruce the Couve will improve the quality of life of our residents, increase visitor traffic to our small businesses, and create an even more attractive employment center.

Lighting Projects

DECEMBER 2020: Based on feedback received by business owners and the public, we identified areas for lighting improvements at 9th & Main and 11th & Main to enhance the perception of safety at night in strategic pedestrian corridors.⁣ Seanette Corkill, with Frontdoor Back, acted as a consultant on this project.


JUNE 2021: Continuation of our efforts on 9th street


Graffiti Removal

Street Amenities

MARCH 2021: We are in the process of installing new litter receptacles throughout our downtown core! Our new standard features graphics referencing Vancouver’s sense of place, Esther Short Park and Grant Street Pier, more iterations to come. ⁣

⁣Swipe right to see the old standard that we are replacing.⁣⁣

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