Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, May 17, 2004 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, May 03, 2004 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
PRESENTATION
  1. Hastings Park / PNE
    Sue Harvey, Project Manager, to make a presentation to the Board with regard to the planning process for Hastings Park/PNE.
    Appendix A - City Report: Hastings Park/PNE - Four Approaches for the Future
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Rezoning of False Creek North Parcel 6A and Timing of Creekside Park Extension
    Staff report dated May 11, 2004 recommending that the Board receive this report for information.
    Appendix A - City report: CD-1 Rezoning of 900 Pacific Boulevard (False Creek North Area 6A)
  2. Stanley Park Commemorative Integrity Statement
    Staff report dated May 4, 2004 recommending that the Board adopt the Stanley Park Commemorative Integrity Statement with the amendment described in the report as an acknowledgement of the Park's status as a National Historic Site and as a reference for future decision making.
    Appendix 1  [1.3Mb] - Stanley Park Commemorative Integrity Statement
  3. Park Board Pre 2000 and 2000 - 2002 Capital Plan Close-Outs
    Staff report dated May 5, 2004 recommending that the Board endorse the recommendation in the City Council Administrative Report "Park Board Pre 2000 and 2000 - 2002 Capital Plan Close-Outs".
    Appendix 1 - City Report: Park Board Pre 2000 and 2000 - 2002 Capital Plan Close-Outs
  4. Special Event - Weekend to End Breast Cancer
    Staff report dated May 6, 2004 recommending that the Board approve, subject to community consultation, the recommendation to use Killarney Park for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer 60 km walk on August 21 - 22, 2004.
    Appendix A - Proposed Special Events Policies
MOTIONS

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Anton:

WHEREAS:

  1. Members of the Eburne Lands Coordinating Group (ELCG) have been meeting for many months now in promoting, among other things, a waterfront walkway along the Fraser River foreshore on the south side of the TransLink site at Eburne;
  2. On April 17, 2004 a meeting was held between representatives of TransLink, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Park Board and members of the Eburne Lands Coordinating Group;
  3. The meeting resulted in the statement of principles in Attachment A;
  4. On May 25, 2004 the TransLink development will be considered by the Development Permit Board of the City of Vancouver;

THEREFORE IT IS RESOLVED THAT:

  1. This Board commends the Eburne Lands Coordinating Group for the many hundreds of hours of work it has put into consideration of the issues around the Eburne site;
  2. This Board supports the waterfront walkway and requests that staff communicate that support to the Development Permit Board on May 25, 2004.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, June 07, 2004 at 7:00 pm

 

Attachment A

Agreed statements from April 17, 2004 meeting between representatives of TransLink, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Park Board and members of the Eburne Lands Coordinating Group:

THAT, in time for the May 25, 2004 Development Permit Board meeting, the City and TransLink will determine the capacity for moving 51 parking stalls to the 75th Avenue right-of-way and/or the south end of Hudson Street and/or the north end of the TransLink site.

THAT, in the event that these spaces can be moved, TransLink will develop a riverfront walkway, within a statutory right-of-way, with pedestrian and bicycle access from the southeast portion of the TransLink site, such walkway to be no narrower than 15 feet in any location and maximizing the width without negatively affecting bus parking.

THAT, agreement be reached regarding the construction of the walkway to include a combination of resident/TransLink involvement, Park Board input and TransLink design, focusing on soft treatment and native planting consistent with the landscaping of the riverfront walkway to the west (e.g. The Angus Corporate Centre).

THAT, TransLink, the City, Parks and Community commit to further exploration of a visioning process for the Marpole/Vancouver Gateway.

THAT, the participants of the April 17th meeting agree that it would be desirable for the TransLink payment-in-lieu to be dedicated to parkland acquisition in Marpole.

THAT, TransLink meet on a regular basis through development, construction and operation of the facility with a community committee and appropriate other stakeholders to discuss additional issues of concern.

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