Kings Mill Park Shoreline and Habitat Work

February 19, 2020

Project status
Permit amendment issued

In June 2023, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority issued amendment No. 18-071-01 approving the request to extend the expiry date for the permit (PER No. 18-074) to June 30, 2026. 

About the proposed amendment

The request was made because the project is dependent on the municipal approval process for the design of the related upland residential development (outside the port authority’s jurisdiction). There are no changes to the approved construction activities or scope of the work.

Permit issued

On April 27, 2020 a project permit was issued to the City of North Vancouver (the Permit Holder) to conduct shoreline and habitat work along a 670 metre section of the shoreline at Harbourside Drive in North Vancouver, where a portion of the proposed project is on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 47 permit conditions which the Permit Holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects. Please see the Impact Assessment Act Registry for the Notice of Intent and Notice of Decision.

About the project

The Permit Holder will conduct shoreline and habitat work along a 670 metre section of the shoreline at Harbourside Drive in North Vancouver.

A larger redevelopment project, the Harbouside Waterfront Development Project, includes mixed-use commercial and residential community development, construction of four new pocket beach habitats, and the installation of a sheet pile wall. These works  are located on municipal lands, and are therefore outside of the scope of this review.

Shoreline works proposed on Federal managed lands and waters include the construction of five rocky reef headlands and upgrades to an existing stormwater outfall. The shoreline works are proposed for flood protection improvements, marine habitat enhancements, and integration of the shoreline with the upland development. The rocky reef headlands will make use of existing riprap and serve to protect the new pocket beach habitats from erosion and to enhance marine habitat. The existing stormwater outfall and headwall is proposed to be upgraded and extended to align with the eastern most rocky headland. Construction of rocky headlands are anticipated to be completed from the upland by excavator and take place in the fish least risk window for Burrard Inlet.

Contact information
For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

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