Nelson Commons Greenspace Design


The City of Nelson has approved the design of the Nelson Commons Greenspace!

That means that the gravelly area between the parking lot and the Health Employees’ Union building will soon be under construction as Phase 2 of the Nelson Commons Greenspace gets under way.

Update 5/28: construction begins today with excavations for the trellis footing and laying of utility lines!

Phase 2 includes pathway improvements, utility installation (irrigation and electrical), underground fonudations, and plants! We’re excited to see some trees and shrubs between Baker Street and our store front.

You’re invited to help make the Greenspace happen! Including our own contribution from the Nelson Commons development, we’ve already received over $400,000 in contributions from partners such as VanCity, Nelson District Credit Union, Gerick’s Cycle and Ski, and North Mountain Construction. It’s easy to contribute – just use the till donation cards at every till. You can also contribute online at

Here are the designs from Thomas Loh and Chris Holt.