>Most of the people in the development community are well aware that city council has been reviewing the land known as North East False Creek (NEFC) for quite some time now. Last year our great Premier announced the BC Place renovations and the possible relocation of the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) at the current Plaza of Nations site.
Here is what the city has envisioned of the area:
NEFC is the one of the last remaining parcels of land slated for mass development. Lets hope that they build an architectural marvel that will be known as the Vancouver Art Gallery. BC Place will have a brand new look to it and with the addition of jobs, cafe’s, public and retail, you should expect to see some life in this neighbourhood. Right now NEFC is dead unless there is a concert or sporting event to attend.
As with any development there will be issues that need to be worked out. One of the issues is the Dragon Boat Festival. Will the organizers of the event be happy about this development? What about the street network, how will that be reconfigured? What will the Edgewater Casino be called, since it no longer will be located on waters edge?