Looks like the Jericho Marginal Wharf may have some life in it yet. Earlier we reported that the parks board was following the city staff’s recommendation to go with a plan that would see most the wharf demolished. It would make way for a natural beach, with a small piece being preserved for its historic significance and the great views the wharf offers.
The Georgia Straight reports that COPE parks board vice-chair Woodcock
told the Straight that Vision, COPE, and Green commissioners […] decided in a caucus meeting to study the matter further.
While I can see that due diligence is important when it comes to important decisions like these, this just seems to drag on and on. So let’s say they decide against the plan that was approved back in July of last year. Then what? Back to the drawing board? More consultations? More studies?
This is exactly what has been happening with the Burrard Bridge for 20+ years. Studies, recommendations, decision, elections, reverse decision, start all over.
Well, at least they can’t dilly-dally too long on this one as the Wharf is close to the end of its service life and will start posing a public safety risk sooner rather than later.
Last modified: January 20, 2009