The Alexandra neighbourhood is about to get beautified, as its public art plan was approved by the City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee Tuesday night.
The plan focuses on the innovative features of the district such as the Alexandra District Energy Utility and its connected system of greenways and parkways.
"It's to provide clarity about the many great things that are part of the neighbourhood," said public art planner Eric Fiss. "It's really been starting to evolve and gel and achieve its own identity over the past five years or so."
The plan is the second neighbourhood public art plan in a series - the first being for the city centre. The theme for Alexandra was "Connectivity: Ecology, Infrastructure and History" to consider its agricultural past and connection to ecology, according to the report.
Examples of various land-based works and sculptures from different cities were included in the report, such as winding, grassy paths snaking around pools of water or a sculpture of a yellow fishing boat docked in the river.
The colourful panels of the Alexandra District Energy Utility and the in-process sculpture of origami birds at the new daycare centre off Cambie Road were included as examples of established projects.
Funding for the art pieces will be from civic and private developments, said Fiss.
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