July 18th was the groundbreaking for a new waterfront park! Located on the banks of the Columbia River in the City of Vancouver, the 7.3 acre park is expected to start construction by fall.
The park sits along the riverfront trail and will have a sandy play area with a floating, wheelchair accessible fishing dock, and a water feature. The centerpiece of the park however, is a triangular, cable-stay pier, designed by internationally acclaimed public artist Larry Kirkland. Unlike traditional piers that require pilings, this pier is suspended 90ft above the river, making it quite a unique addition!
After the groundbreaking, it was announced that the restaurant WildFin American Grill has signed on for 7500 SF, along with Twigs Bistro, Hotel Indigo, 2 residential structures and more on the growing list of tenants.
This $17M park and pier is actually part of the $1.5B Vancouver Waterfront Development that could eventually add up to over 5 Million SF of new office, retail and residential space running across the waterfront.