Royal Vancouver Yacht Club | Coal Harbour Marina Expansion

December 13, 2018

Project status

Permit under review

In December 2018, TyPlan Planning and Management submitted a project permit application on behalf of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (RVYC) to expand the Coal Harbour Marina located at 950 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia in federal waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

As part of the Project and Environmental Review, the RVYC is required to solicit public feedback on the proposed project, results of technical studies and proposed mitigation measures. The port authority will conduct formal consultation activities with stakeholder and Aboriginal groups as part of the permitting process.

Public Consultation
The applicant will be conducting a 15-business day consultation period early in the new year. More information will be posted once available.

About the project

The RVYC Coal Harbour Marina is situated within Coal Harbour, immediately to the west of Deadman’s Island and east of the Vancouver Rowing Club. Stanley Park is immediately north of the marina. The proposed project is to expand the existing marina from 326 to 372 slips to accommodate an additional 46 vessels. The proposed project is to be completed in eight phases and would create additional slips but the number of boat sheds would remain the same.

The purpose of the proposed project is to retrofit and improve the marina’s floats, replace older boat sheds with new ones, replace creosote piles with new steel piles and upgrade utilities. The proposed project will not see an increase in boat shed height or lead to an increase in vessel size. The largest vessel currently accommodated in the marina is the Sovereign Lady which extends 23′-6″ above the water level. The existing water lot lease is proposed to increase to accommodate the expansion. The total project area is approximately 43,000 m2 (462,848 sq. ft) which includes the water lot expansion area of 8,553 m2 (92,063 sq. ft).

Project activities and components include:

  • Dismantling of old floats and boat sheds;
  • Removal of 89 old creosote-treated wooden piles by vibratory extraction or direct pull;
  • Removal of 24 cylindrical steel piles (reused on site) by either vibratory extraction or direct pull;
  • Installation of 134 piles driven with either a vibratory or drop hammer, from a barge:
    • 24 12-inch cylindrical steel (reused)
    • 48 16-inch steel pipes
    • 62 12-inch steel pipes
  • Repositioning of existing floats, fingers and boat sheds;
  • Relocation of existing boat sheds via towing;
  • Installation of new concrete floats, fingers and corners that are to be constructed off-site and brought to site by barge (no concrete works will be conducted on-site);
  • Installation of 37 replacement prefabricated boat sheds; and
  • Upgrading of dock utilities and safety features including upgrades to plumbing, electrical and lighting systems.

Should the proposed project be approved, construction is expected to be phased and take place from August 2020 to February 2022.

Resources

December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Permit Application Form: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix A Coal Harbour Master Plan 2012 [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix B Coal Harbour Channel Design [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix C HMCS Discovery Letter of Support [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix D City of Vancouver Parks Board Letter [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix E Marina Design [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix F Marine Seismic Refraction, Bathymetry and Sub Bottom Acoustic Profiling Survey Report [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix G Docks and Float Design [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix H Boat Sheds Design [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix I Coal Harbour Emergency Response Plan [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix J Fire and Life Safety Plan [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix K Mechanical Design Drawings [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix L Electrical Design Package [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix M Lighting Plan [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix N Biophysical Survey of Subtidal Habitat [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Project Description: Appendix O Environmental Noise Assessment [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Drawing Package: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion (1 of 2) [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Drawing Package: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion (2 of 2) [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Aquatic Effects Assessment: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Construction Environmental Management Plan: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Construction Staging Memo: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application Rowing Technical Memo: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion [PDF]
December 2018 – Project Permit Application View and Shade Memo: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Coal Harbour Marina Expansion [PDF]

Contact information

For more information about RVYC’s proposed project, please go to their website or contact Chris Barnett, Marine Asset Manager, RVYC by email or phone at 604.834.9492.

For questions regarding the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review process, please contact Emily Williamson by email or phone at 604.665.9136.