Project Overview

The Terminal/Nicol streetscape is ready for the next phase in its evolution. Current plans for Nanaimo’s downtown, including the Nanaimo Downtown Plan, the Downtown Urban Design Plan and Guidelines, and The South End Neighbourhood Plan envision the Terminal/Nicol corridor as a gateway that welcomes people into Nanaimo’s downtown and provides a preview of what the downtown has to offer. With development potential and road improvements along Terminal/Nicol on the horizon, now is the time to create a streetscape concept that sets the stage to make this happen.

The Terminal Nicol Re-imagined Project is the concept stage and will focus on public priorities for the corridor. It will look at how the elements of a streetscape – including vehicle lanes, pedestrian and cyclist routes, street trees, lighting, parking and more – will fit together to form a complete and vibrant street.

The Terminal Nicol Re-imagined Project is Phase C of a phased approach by the DNBIA, property owners and stakeholders to revitalize the Terminal/Nicol corridor. In 2014, DNBIA and partners were successful on Phase A of revitalization, obtaining an Area-Wide Determination by Ministry of Environment that reduces potential costs and uncertainty for future development. Work is underway on Phase B for an Area Wide Drinking Water Exemption. Learn more about these initiatives by visiting the DNBIA website.


Project Timeline

The Terminal Nicol Re-imagined Project will occur between Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

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Project Process Chart

Project Committee

The Terminal/Nicol Corridor Streetscape Project Committee is a collective working group with a mandate to provide guidance and leadership for the streetscape plan.

Committee Membership:

  • DNBIA – Darren Moss, Committee Chair
  • City of Nanaimo – Bill Bestwick, Diane Brennan
  • Snuneymuxw First Nation – TBC
  • Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce – Sean Herold
  • Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation – Doug Kalcsics
  • South End Community Association – Pamela James, Sydney Robertson
  • Members at Large – Keith Brown, Ian Thompson, Leanna Plug
  • Technical Support Representatives – City of Nanaimo, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure



Study Area

The study area is outlined in the map below, but centers on the road right of way from Nicol and South Street to Terminal Ave and Comox Rd.

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Study Area Map



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