Originally Posted by WarrenC12
Compare to Concert's property near science world. It has been occasionally used for parking,
perhaps privately as I've seen film trucks there and trucks supporting concerts at Rogers Arena. What is it zoned as?
That Concert lot is also used for the Racer's Village for the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival - which is non-profit.
Other "park" properties with interim uses that come to mind:
SEFC West Park (as previously mentioned above) - site of Cirque's Cavalia, the Food Cart Festival and beach volleyball.
Larwill Park - site of 2010 Canada House and others, future art gallery & office tower location and current commercial parking lot.
Is it still zoned as a "park"?
Future park at Richards & Smithe - commercial parking lot.
BTW - remember a few years back developers started converting parcels into temporary parks and community gardens
to reduce their tax bill?
@ Burrard & Davie, @ 1st & Manitoba (The One), @ The Mark, and others.
WRT having a park at all at that location - it's necessary because the site is too contaminated to be built on.
It's the site of the Gasometer (coal burning plant to generate electricity). The Provincial environmental folks had a fit
when Concord or someone else proposed reconfiguring the area so that condo buildings be built along the north edge of the park.
You'd have coal tar oozing into the underground parkade.