Two city-sized block sections on the easternmost end of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts are set to get a new look.
Located immediately west and east of Main Street, the viaduct ramps will be redeveloped into a mixed-use development with retail and both market and non-market housing.
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.
A fly-through animation shows the design and scale of the proposed Northeast False Creek district on the edge of downtown Vancouver.
The seven-minute-long animation was created by CIVITAS Urban Design & Planning for Concord Pacific’s portion of the new district being planned.
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 redevelopment, PavCo’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.
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.
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.