Pacific Spirit Park society to discuss Musqueam Block F development

The Pacific Spirit Park society will discuss suggestions for the owners and developers of the contested Block F on the University Endowment Lands on Wednesday.

Block F at University Blvd.

Block F at University Blvd.

The 22-acres parcel known as Block F was returned to Musqueam in 2008 as part of a larger agreement between the Musqueam Band and the Province of British Columbia. The band decided to develop the parcel, which borders on Acadia Road and University Boulevard. It hired the planning company Colliers International, and has held two open houses so far. All three site planning options presented on Feb. 6 contained a dense neighbourhood with townhouses, high rises, retail and a 120-bed hotel. The plans include three acres of mature conifer trees and wetlands. Continue reading

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Few people come to Musqueam Block F development open house

Musqueam spokesman Wade Grant at the open house on Feb. 6, 2013

Musqueam spokesman Wade Grant at the open house on Feb. 6, 2013

When I visited the open house of the “Block F” development at the University Golf Club between 6 and 7 p.m. today, only a few dozen people faced the rain and came out to look at the new proposals on display. Continue reading