Is it fair for the City of Vancouver to sacrifice public park space for the benefit of a private development?

One month ago Kits Point resident Jeremy Braude penned this article on Kitsilano.ca posing the question.

The issue at stake is the proposed construction of an access road off Chestnut Street, through Vanier Park, that would enable easy access to the northern section of Senakw.

This road means that the developer (a partnership of the Squamish Nation and Westbank, named Nch’Kay/West) would not have to allocate space within its property boundary for access purposes, thereby enabling maximization of the building footprint of the site.

It turns out Braude’s article (and his website) has brought some serious attention to the matter.

The Vancouver Sun’s John Mackie covered the contentious issue yesterday.

Last modified: August 23, 2021

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