To Concord Pacific Developments, Mayor and City Councillors of Vancouver:
Design and build Creekside Park Extension at 88 Pacific Blvd (Lot #9) in North East False Creek, and deliver it to the City of Vancouver without further delay.
BACKGROUND…In 1990, in exchange for approval of 7,650 units of housing, Concord Pacific entered a contractual agreement with the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia to deliver a 9.06-acre park on Lot #9, located at 88 Pacific Boulevard.
Because it is zoned as a park, it was assessed at $1 so Concord doesn’t pay civic tax yet uses the public park space for a variety of commercial purposes, including special events and their “temporary” sales centre.
Still, 24 years later, there is no Creekside Park on Lot #9.
To date, Concord Pacific has built and sold well over 10,000 units and recently got approval to build 1,300 more. Creekside Park must be completed in order to balance this density—concrete buildings, new construction, the SkyTrain, major traffic thoroughfares, BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena—and the livability of its citizens. Water access and parks are hallmarks of our livable Vancouver, but this area is one of the lowest tree-canopy-cover areas in the city.