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BC Supreme Court judge uphold Concord Pacific’s legal right to maintain marketing centre on future parkland

March 7, 2015—Sewell also rejected the residents’ group’s claim that Jackson failed to consider last year whether Concord Pacific would indeed experience “unnecessary hardship” had the extension not been granted. Read more…

Court sides with developer in battle of future False Creek park

March 4, 2015—The B.C. Supreme Court says the City of Vancouver did nothing wrong in allowing Concord Pacific to continue using a future park on False Creek for commercial purposes. Read more…

Court dashes False Creek Resident’s park dreams again

March 4, 2015—They display green lights on their balconies and porches nightly to protest for a long overdue park, but False Creek Residents Association members got a red light on March 4. Read more…

Pete McMartin: In False Creek, the ‘hardship’ of Concord Pacific

September 10, 2014—Reluctance to relinquish small piece of parkland could backfire for Vision at the voting booth. Read more…

Court battle over Concord Pacific park-zoned property delayed

September 9, 2014—The legal battle over Concord Pacific’s property beside False Creek has been delayed, leaving a group of False Creek residents frustrated that a resolution regarding the land slated to become a park is unlikely before the Nov. 15 municipal election. Read more…

Concord Pacific wins right to be party to petition over park-zoned site in False Creek

September 3, 2014—To the dismay of a neighbourhood group, Concord Pacific has won the right to represent itself at a court hearing next week that deals with a controversial park-zoned site near Science World. Read more…

False Creek Residents Association battles Concord Pacific over commercial use of park-zoned land

September 3, 2014—Lawyer Bob Kasting is helping the local residents’ association in its efforts to halt the commercial use of park-zoned land. Read more…

Concord Pacific takes down Burnaby condo ads in Vancouver

August 25, 2014—False Creek residents were rankled this weekend to see parked cars and Burnaby condo ads on Concord Pacific’s property almost a month after the city outlawed both uses for the land. Read more…

City of Vancouver puts limits on Concord Pacific’s use of False Creek land

August 23, 2014—After letting Concord Pacific make money off a piece of False Creek land zoned for a park, the City of Vancouver has reined in the company, saying it must wind up a commercial parking lot and only use the land as a presentation centre for its nearby condo projects. Read more…

Vancouver land meant for park use will remain a condo sales centre—for now

August 21, 2014—An iconic piece of waterfront property that was part of the Expo grounds when Vancouver hosted the 1986 World’s Fair will continue to house a residential sales centre for three more years if a decision by the City of Vancouver is allowed to stand. Read more…

Concord Pacific fights bid to replace False Creek sales centre with park

July 30, 2014—Vancouver developer seeks to be part of court case. Read more…

Concord goes to court over False Creek park site

July 29, 2014—Developer wants to be involved in court action launched by residents over False Creek property. Read more…

False Creek group takes park fight to court

May 22, 2014—False Creek Residents Association members display green lights at night as a protest for the long-promised Creekside Park. Now they want a judge to show Vancouver city hall the red light over Concord Pacific’s sales centre and parking lot. Read more…

False Creek Residents Association is second neighbourhood group to take city to court

May 21, 2014—In a period of just over two weeks, two neighbourhood organizations have decided to file court petitions against the City of Vancouver. Read more…

Residents sue city over use of Expo grounds

May 21, 2014—The residents of Vancouver’s False Creek neighbourhood envision a waterfront park, complete with a seawall and a beach, where children can dip their feet in the water. Read more…

Legal petition over park throws wrench into False Creek development

May 21, 2014—A Vancouver residents group fired a legal volley Wednesday as city officials and staff at Concord Pacific prepared to unveil plans at an open house Thursday for a proposed large-scale development at 998 Expo Boulevard. Read more…

Another discontented neighbourhood group taking City of Vancouver to court

May 21, 2014—The City of Vancouver is going to court with yet another fed-up neighbourhood group. Read more…

False Creek residents take city to court over delayed park

May 21, 2014—Residents sick of waiting for a long-promised False Creek park are taking the City of Vancouver to court to try to get their green space faster. Read more…

False Creek park before towers: group

May 21, 2014—A Vancouver residents association has filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court as part of a push to get a developer to fulfill a decades-old promise to turn a piece of land on the former Expo 86 site into a park. Read more…

False Creek residents take park fight to BC Supreme Court

May 21, 2014—People living in False Creek are taking their fight against the City of Vancouver to BC Supreme Court. See video…

City of Vancouver being taken to court over no park on False Creek

May 21, 2014—The False Creek Resident’s Association is taking the City of Vancouver to court over a 9-acre park that was supposed to be built when Concord Pacific purchased its False Creek property in 1984. Read more…

Council approves False Creek condos, dragon boat facility (but no park)

June 12, 2014—Developer Concord Pacific got the green light to build two new condo towers in False Creek, but there’s still no clear timeline for when it will finally build the park promised to frustrated residents years ago. Read more…

Vancouver council approves two residential towers north of Cambie Bridge

June 12, 2014—Vancouver council pushed ahead with approval of two new residential towers at the north end of Cambie Bridge for Concord Pacific, but also signalled it wants the company to get a move on building a long-promised park for North False Creek residents. Read more…

False Creek waterfront park remains in limbo

June 11, 2014—Council approves two towers for Concord development on Expo Boulevard, but no date given on when nine-acre park will be built. Read more…

Councillor Geoff Meggs accused of “bias” before public hearing on Concord Pacific project

June 19, 2014—False Creek resident Fern Jeffries believes that one Vancouver councillor has misbehaved. Read more…