The Broadway Subway project with 5km of underground travel and the 10.5km Surrey LRT project will now move forward to the procurement stages.
Infrastructure renewal projects will inlcude upgrades of water, sewer, and drainage systems throughout the city, and repairs and seismic upgrades to Granville Bridge.
The city’s proposed 2019-2022 Capital Plan includes investments to support much needed renewal of aging assets, along with investments in new infrastructure and amenities.
The plan includes a phased approach with an investment decision making framework that will coincide with development and major projects.
The leadership team in Vancouver includes Mike Lembke and Julien Fagnan.
The BC Building Code is up against the Passive House Standard in a public display to see which can keep out the heat for 18 days.
Katie McPherson, part of Vancouver’s office of emergency management for five years, has been appointed the city’s Chief Resilience Officer.
Construction of the Mountain Highway Interchange is the first phase of the $198 million, four-phased Lower Lynn Interchanges Improvement project.
Canada Green Building Council’s new Vancouver office “leeds” the way with predicted energy cost savings of 25.3 per cent compared to ASHRAE 9.1-2010, with a 39 per cent reduction in indoor water use.
The changes target new low-rise buildings six storeys and under, including townhomes, and will match existing energy efficiency requirements for single family homes.
Building energy infrastructure underground leaves room for parks and schools on the valuable downtown Vancouver land.