1209 McKeen Avenue - Fibreco

Artist rendering of new grain silos at Fibreco

Council voted to approve this development permit for this project on February 19, 2018.

The project includes replacing two large woodchip piles on the property with 56 silos, to be used to store and transport agriculture products, such as grain.

Current status and progress updates

February 9, 2018 — Development permit issued

Council voted to issue a development permit at their regular Council meeting.

May 10, 2017 — Detailed application received

Staff received the detailed application, and began reviewing it. This application was processed in parallel with an application to Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

May 10, 2017 — Public information meeting

The applicant hosted a public information meeting, which is a requirement of the application planning process. This was the public's opportunity to get more information, ask questions, and share their thoughts.

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 received the preliminary application, and began 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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