The City of Lanford has called on local artists, retailers and food truck vendors to submit applications to participate in their Station Avenue revitalization project.
Earlier this year, Langford revealed details of a new, dynamic development project that will focus on art and culture.
The project, in collaboration with the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF), aims to improve parking in the area, attract new businesses, showcase local artists and create an “inviting cultural quarter” for the community.
The new development will be located in the area between Peatt Road and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and will feature amenities such as food trucks, bike racks, public art, a dog park, display of Langford’s evolving cultural identity and other amenities.
As part of the revitalization project, six artist studios, six business incubator retail locations and six food truck stands are rented daily.
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Langford City says applications for the various rooms are open now, with the expectation that the studios will be operational by spring 2022.
Studio rooms can be rented individually for artists or several artists can share a single studio. According to Langford, these spaces are intended to provide artists with an opportunity to showcase their skills while also offering their wares for sale.
For the incubator’s retail locations, the studio space is intended for companies that can test their business model or expand an existing business to Langford before deciding on a stationary location. The City of Langford says companies will need to demonstrate “how they will contribute to the interactive and consumer experience at Langford Station” as part of the application.
Food trucks must be approved by the City of Langford prior to being allowed to book appointments.
As for the schedule, Langford suggests that a parking lot and dog park be completed by the fall of 2021, where the other features will be rolled out by the spring of 2022.
Artists and small businesses interested in applying for the Station Avenue revitalization project should visit Langford.ca/TheLangfordStation. For more information, please contact [email protected].