Following presentations from over 20 speakers over two nights of public hearings, Mayor Sam Sullivan and City Council approved an amendment to the False Creek North Official Development Plan to allow for additional development potential on the BC Place Stadium site.
“This historic decision will secure the future of BC Place Stadium in our community for generations to come,” said Mayor Sullivan.
In addition to facilitating improvements to the stadium in advance of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, this decision will help:
- finance the construction of a new retractable roof after 2010
- increase local density
- provide more downtown office space
- facilitate the proposed relocation of the Vancouver Art Gallery
- support the Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer bid