Second Street Project Update

Project Kick-Off and Public Involvement

The Second Street Project has begun!  We had our first advisory committee meeting this past Wednesday and it was a resounding success.  Our next big event will be a three day design charrette on June 12, 13 and 14 at Fellowship Hall in the Methodist Church at 301 Anthes Avenue.  The event will kick off on June 12th at 6pm.  On June 13th we will have a series of workshops and many exciting and fun ways for the community to be involved and provide valuable input.  The design team will transform that input into design explorations that will be presented the morning of June 14th.  We will provide a more detailed program shortly and we hope to have an excellent turn out.  If you can’t make it or are out of town do not worry, there are plenty of other ways to stay involved and provide input including following along on this site as we will be continually be updating this site with information and design options for which we need your feedback.  For more information the project and key meeting dates please click on the flyer below:

Second Street Public Involvement Flyer

Your Second Street Advisory Committee at Work

Vision Statement and Project Goals

The following draft vision statement and project goals were developed with input from the advisory committee and we’d like your feedback on them.  Please review and use the form to let us know what you think.  Comments will be sent directly to the city and will not be posted on this site.  Thanks for your input!

Vision Statement

Second Street will be a beautiful, memorable spine in the network of public spaces in downtown Langley. Changes to Second Street will support and magnify Langley’s character, incorporating art, landscaping, and exposing the path of rainwater. Ways of moving–walking, biking and driving–will be balanced to ensure a lively downtown and quality public spaces. 

Project Goals

An artful street that draws on and adds to the unique character of Langley.
functional street that will support successful businesses and all modes of movement.
green street that provides tree canopy and habitat, using natural systems to handle and express the movement of water.
human-scale street that encourages a variety of lively uses, walking and lingering.
defining street, marking the gateways to downtown and helping visitors find the alley connections through town.
flexible street, that will accommodate a variety of uses over time, and works for busy summer months and the quieter winter season.
welcoming street that is inviting, full of surprises, and accessible to all.