City of Langford

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Downtown Revitalization

Since incorporating in 1992, Council has invested in beautification upgrades throughout the City of Langford. Where once there were bare gravel shoulders, streets are now edged with red brick pathways, sidewalks, street trees, custom-designed lighting, benches, flower baskets and floral boulevards. Public art, the “Welcome to Langford” archway, and the Bryn Maur fountain have all contributed to creating a sense of place in the downtown core. New businesses and residential developments have emerged and enhance the vitality and livability of downtown Langford. 

One of Council's long-term goals is to improve livability through conscious and creative investment in key areas of Langford. Langford’s Downtown Revitalization Plan adopted in 1999 set a vision for downtown Langford and guide land use planning in the core. This plan is now an integral part of the Official Community Plan (OCP) [PDF - 11.1 MB].  The public and private investment in the downtown core attracts businesses and families to the City, which further benefits both residents and business owners through an increased tax base.

State-of-the-art amenities, mixed-use and multi-family residential developments, and façade upgrades have increased substantially since investment in the core began in the early nineties. The diversity of housing choices in downtown have contributed to the densification and revitalization giving people options to live in the core in close proximity to shopping, services, transit and jobs.  New restaurants and businesses have opened up along Goldstream Avenue drawing people from all over to downtown Langford. Langford's City Hall, residing in a three-storey mixed-use commercial building, is also located in the heart of downtown.

One major attraction on Goldstream Avenue is the Bryn Maur fountain and evening lights and water show. People come to Langford to see the fountain and see the “dancing waters.”

Beyond the beautification of the streets, City of Langford has brought their investment expertise to community grounds and service facilities such as Veterans' Memorial Park, a significant civic park with a "tot lot," spray park, basketball court, and summer Saturday Farmer’s Market and Sunday concerts. The Crossroads Park, a small urban plaza great for lunch breaks, is next to the Westshore RCMP building, which the City of Langford also contributed funds to expand.

In the parks and along the streets, Council has invested in the civic tradition of public art with a number of statues: Goldie the Goldminer outside City Hall, Alice in Wonderland's White Rabbit outside the Goudy Library, the Dog outside Valentine Place on Peatt Road, the old woman and child at Lavender Square, the police officer and child at Crossroads Park, and the veteran and teenager at Veterans' Memorial Park.

Langford is an exciting blend of commerce and homes where you can build your business and live your lifestyle.

 

 

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