The same three First Nations that are half-owners of the 52-acre former DND property called the Jericho Garrison have apparently signed a letter of intent for the 39 acres to the west, in a transaction with the Provincial Government, the current owners.
So with this addition to the Jericho Lands development, we will now have a 91-acre contiguous parcel awaiting City of Vancouver zoning.
Let’s put our fingers to our keyboards, everyone, and try to predict the development outcomes.
I get first dibs on proposing that the Broadway subway extend to a central location in this land. And I hope the owners will be working towards a transit-oriented moderately dense community.
I also propose ped-and bike-friendly ways to get to Jericho Beach Park, one of Vancouver’s spectacular treasures — perhaps by massive traffic calming on 4th Avenue, or by a series of overpasses.
We are already aware that the Canada Lands Corporation, half owner of the former DND 52-acre site, doesn’t do social housing. Their mandate is to be a commercial developer. So put that in your CAC and ponder the discussions around new zoning, and the composition of various steering committees and management bodies.