1209 McKeen Avenue - Fibreco

Artist rendering of new grain silos at FibrecoFibreco has applied to replace two large woodchip piles on their property with 56 silos, to be used to store and transport agriculture products, such as grain.

Current status and progress updates

October 27, 2016 — Early public input opportunity

The applicant hosted a public meeting as an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and share their thoughts.

August 26, 2016 — Preliminary application received

Staff have received the preliminary application, and are currently reviewing it.

Additional proposal details, including site plan and overview

Site overview

The Fibreco site is located close to the Lion's Gate Bridge, south of the Pemberton Heights and Norgate neighbourhoods. The new Philip Avenue overpass is to the west, and Seaspan to the east.

It has an area of approximately 89,000 sq. m. (959,000 sq. ft.).

Current land use designation

The OCP designates this site as IND: Industrial.

Additional requirements

If the project proceeds, it will require a development permit for:

  • Form and character of commercial, industrial, and multi-family development
  • Energy and water conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions
  • Creek hazard

Additional project details

In addition to removing two large woodchip piles and installing the 56 silos, Fibreco also plans to:

  • improve how railcars are handled, to reduce noise, and improve safety and efficiency
  • upgrade equipment — including the addition of a new covered conveyor system — to control dust and reduce spillage

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