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1209 McKeen Avenue - 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
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.
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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