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Big park and no more viaducts for northeast False Creek: draft plan

Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm PDT

(Courtesy City of Vancouver)
Summary

The draft plan proposes the removal of viaducts, and the installation of a large park

The northeast False Creek area would also be home to a skate park and wetlands

VANCOUVER  (NEWS 1130) – A draft plan unveiled by the City of Vancouver shows an 11-acre park and no more viaducts for the waterfront area between Science World and Rogers Arena.

If the new project is approved later this year, the northeast False Creek area would also be home to a skate park and wetlands, and an elevated greenway on Dunsmuir St.

The Northeast False Creek project’s Kevin McNaney says the city has an opportunity to develop the area since it’s found seismic vulnerabilities with the viaducts, and they would need to be upgraded anyway.

“They’re going to need a lot of money or possibly be rebuilt if they want to remain in place. So doing nothing is not an option.”

He says the city will continue to consult with the public to better understand what people want to see and tailor the waterfront accordingly.

“Should Council approve to move ahead with the replacement at the end of this year, we’ll be doing a phased approach to reconstruction and redevelopment of the new roads that manages traffic in a responsible way and keeps things flowing.”

If the plans are approved, construction could start as early as the end of next year.

The full draft plan and the concept design for the new park will be shared at a block party open house on Carrall Street on Saturday.