Gracia Financial Corporation | Rip rap placement and parking area reinforcement
Permit amendment issued
In July 2023, amendment PER No. 21-38-01 was issued to Gracia Financial Corporation to extend the validity of the approved permit (PER No. 21-038), which expired on August 31, 2023. The project is located at 9295 and 9321 River Road, Delta on lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
About the amendment
The extension was requested to carry out previously approved habitat compensation planting. Remaining project works consist of planting native trees and shrubs along the north shoreline and on the western edge of 9295 River Road within approximately 192 square metres. Effectiveness monitoring would be carried out to determine compensation success.
On August 6, 2021, a project permit was issued to Gracia Financial Corporation (the permit holder) to place rip rap and reinforce the parking area at the above-mentioned site.
The project was approved subject to 36 permit conditions the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
The project is anticipated to take between four to six months to complete.
About the project
The permit holder is proposing to raise the existing parking area from approximately 2.0 metres to 3.5 metres chart datum (CD) to prevent flooding of the site from high water flood events, and use this area for the development of a gravel parking area with a total footprint of 1,503 square metres.
The existing shoreline armament, consisting of a band of riprap located in the intertidal zone along the north edge of the property, will be enhanced using riprap revetment to protect the newly raised grade from erosion. The rip rap will cover an area of approximately 374 square metres at a slope of 1.5 metres horizontal distance to 1 metre vertical rise (H:V).
Habitat Compensation will be implemented by planting riparian vegetation consisting of native trees and shrubs along the north shoreline as well as the western edge of the 9295 River Rd property. In total, habitat compensation will consists of 192 square metres. In addition, an effectiveness monitoring and post-treatment plan will be implemented to determine compensation success.
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