The City has completed its negotiations with Concord Pacific for the amenity package to be provided in exchange for rezoning the lot West of the Cambie Bridge. This is shown as 47 Nelson Street in the picture, but it’s now called 998 Expo. See the full list of amenities, designs and staff recommendations at:
What’s missing from this package is any firm commitment for Creekside Park. The report says “several years”, and promises to expedite planning for the park. Of course, we’ve heard all that before. We’ve been hearing that for years.
We heard that in 2011 – the last time Concord tried to get approval to develop this property. At that point, the developer was planning to build 543 units. Now it’s up to 620 units. The report contains a graphic of a much larger park, but we suspect that’s just fiction as it is contrary to current Concord drawings and models in their sales centre. The City hasn’t managed to get any firm commitment from Concord Pacific for that lager park.
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We would love to hear your thoughts. The report will be presented to Council on May 13.