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

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

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.

Association Co-Chair Fern Jeffries says for years the City has allowed the developer to reap signficant financial benefits from the site near Drake Street and Marinaside Crescent, that is zoned as a park.

She says, “We believe that this land is restricted by the zoning and by the Official Development Plan to be park and recreation. And we’ve been in discussions with the City for over a decade now and have really gotten nowhere.”

Jeffries says they have launched legal action now because the City is considering allowing another “temporary permit” for the Concord Pacific sales centre, because the last one expired on May 16th

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  1. Ia that the big chunk of currently empty land near the ice arena used for parking and for Circ le Soleil Concord Pacific pays around Four Thousand dollars property tax annually? And there’re plans to build more highrises and a casino with TWO hotel towers with many hundreds of rooms adjoining the Stadium THAT WAS VOTED DOWN by Vancovuer council or are they two separate projects?

    Still THIRTY years passed and there’s still NO NINEN ACRE PARK. City hall moves a LOT faster if somebody erect a small shed or cuts down a tree on their own property, don’t hey?

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