Boathouse patio at Kitsilano Beach to open in June

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As we reported yesterday, the Vancouver Park Board unanimously approved Boathouse Restaurant’s plans for a 56-seat, outdoor, roof patio. Here are some more details on what’s ahead.

According to board chairwoman Constance Barnes, the patio will have to have shrubbery to act as a sound barrier, low lighting, no heaters and its hours will be shorter than most outdoor patios.
The Boathouse patio will also have a glass railing to minimize the visual effect.

Barnes told The Vancouver Sun that one of the concerns expressed by some local residents was whether the patio would contribute to noise in the surrounding neighbourhood – something they plan to monitor closely. Given that citizens were part of the patio planning meetings from the get go, it’s unlikely this will be a problem. Kitsilano – which is surprisingly short of roof top patios – will benefit from a scenic, new summer hang out.

The Boathouse Patio will be open from June to September closing at 9: 30 p.m., Sunday to Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Boathouse, 1305 Arbutus Street (Off Cornwall), 604.738.KITS, Kitsilano.ca/theboathouserestaurant/

Last modified: April 19, 2012

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