Vancouver releases plans for new 11-acre Northeast False Creek park

The City of Vancouver has released its conceptual plans for the redevelopment of Northeast False Creek, which entails the controversial demolition of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and the construction of an 11-acre extension of Creekside Park.

The new park designed by James Corner, the internationally renowned landscape architectural whose firm is behind New York City’s Highline Park, involves merging the park spaces of Andy Livingstone Park and Creekside Park to create a newly designed waterfront park space in the inner harbour.

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Concord Pacific unveils massive plans for its portion of Northeast False Creek

For years, the Concord Pacific lands have been used as a parking lot and space for special events, including the occasional Cirque du Soleil show, staging area for the Molson Indy, and exhibition pavilions during the 2010 Olympics.

But permanent plans for this area, Northeast False Creek, are now becoming clearer now that the City of Vancouver has set in motion its controversial vision of tearing down the viaducts.

Conceptual plans for Canadian Metropolitan Properties’ Plaza of Nations redevelopmentPavCo’s new mixed-use tower at BC Place Stadium, and the municipal government’s 11-acre Creekside Park expansion were revealed earlier this month.

And now, Concord Pacific’s preliminary plans for its 10.2-acre waterfront site, between the new park and Plaza of Nations redevelopment, are also public.

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Former Edgewater Casino space to be converted into a convention centre

The Enterprise Hall building, the former home of Edgewater Casino at the Plaza of Nations, will revert to its previous usage prior to its casino conversion in the mid-2000s.

Later this week, Vancouver City Council is expected to grant the temporary usage of the indoor space as a convention and events space known as the Harbour Convention Centre.

The space spans two levels and has a total floor area of close to 40,000 sq. ft. With its event-driven Liquor Primary license, the indoor space can hold up to 2,434 people and the outdoor patio space can accommodate 75 people.

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Las Vegas owner sells Parq Vancouver casino to Canadian firm

The longtime owner of casino destinations in downtown Vancouver has sold its flagship Parq Vancouver casino property to an Ottawa-based real estate and investment firm.

Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming announced this morning it has finalized a deal to sell its ownership stake of Parq Vancouver to PBC Group for an undisclosed amount. PBC Group already owned a minority stake in the project, as it was involved in the casino development’s joint venture partnership and provided the project with development services.

 

 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FEB 21

Residents of buildings who pay annual membership fees are eligible to vote and hold a place on the board of directors.

Please contact info@falsecreekresidents.org if you are interested in becoming a board member.

February 21, 2019, Telus Science World Exploration Lab
7pm-9pm

Everyone is welcome, meet your neighbours, learn about NEEC, share ideas, enjoy stories.

Meet elected City Representatives (Possible attendees include City Councillors and Parks Board)

Rapid Transit from Arbutus Street to UBC: Coalition does not support staff recommendations, requests Council ‘receive’ reports, not adopt as policy (meeting 30-Jan-2019)

Rapid Transit from Arbutus Street to UBC: Coalition does not support staff recommendations, requests Council ‘receive’ reports, not adopt as policy (meeting 30-Jan-2019)

January 25, 2019
City of Vancouver Council
Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councillors,

Re:         Rapid Transit from Arbutus Street to UBC – Meeting Jan.30, 2019

Report (“Rapid Transit from Arbutus Street to UBC,” staff report, Jan 15, 2019)  https://council.vancouver.ca/20190130/documents/pspc1.pdf

Appendix C (“Rail to UBC Rapid Transit Study: Alternatives Analysis Summary and Update” (McElhanney Consulting Services) Jan 2019 ): https://council.vancouver.ca/20190130/documents/pspc1-AppendixC.pdf

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) does not support the recommendations in the above reports and requests that Council receive the reports for information purposes only, not as policy.

CVN has written many letters to the City, Province and Federal Government in opposition to the subway on Broadway. The links to the letters are attached for reference.

Although we generally agree with the logic to connect the Millennium Line from VCC to Cambie Line, we continue to disagree with the unaffordable option to extend along Broadway to Arbutus with a subway, and to further extend the subway/SkyTrain to UBC.

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Concord Pacific Opens a New Community Park on Novus TV

What was once a concrete wasteland is now coming to life with greenery, games and an edible garden right in the heart of our city. Novus TV’s Krystina Smith finds out what inspired this new project for Concord Pacific and what members of our community really think about it. Join us to find out exactly how this parking lot turned into a pop-up park.

 

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