Since 1974 the False Creek basin has been transformed from railway tracks and industry to a variety of residential, mixed use and commercial neighbourhoods. About 21,000 people live on or near the shores of False Creek and it is anticipated that future development in northeast and southeast False Creek will accommodate another 11,000 residents, two million square feet of commercial and non-residential development as well as new parks and public spaces.
Learn about the emergence of Northeast False Creek as a unique district where three event venues will be combined with a major new casino and hotel development, more than 7,000 residents and 5,000 employees, an extension of the waterfront walkway and new parks. Significant new residential development is anticipated east, west and south of the Olympic Village which will be discussed. Also, the emerging best practices of applying the principles of sustainability will be highlighted.
Our speaker, Michael Gordon, has been Senior Central Area Planner for the downtown peninsula and the False Creek basin for almost 20 years. He will provide insight in lessons learned in the development of waterfront and brownfield development as well as what future opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the construction industry.
This sessions qualifies for APEGBC professional development hours.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This session is generously sponsored by: