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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Small items to note

Ok Tire is completely gone.  In a recent meeting Translink says they are putting the skytrain post right at the corner, so it is still a mystery as to what will go in the rest of the lot.  Hopefully it will not become a parking lot.

The Beedie Group has approached the City of Coquitlam to ask for some of the density the Y didn't use when it built the place on Como Lake.

The City of Coquitlam is expecting density in this area to exceed 250,000, yet seems to have no plans for support services.  Presumably some of those people will have children.  Where will they all go to school?  And since the City is giving up Burquitlam Park, are the children to play in the street?  There is an expansion proposed for Cottonwood Park but who knows when that will go in.

It is important that if you have an opinion on these, contact your mayor and council.  If you want a say in Burquitlam Station, not only should you email the mayor, but also the Ministry of Transportation.  Of note, if you see a lot of workers parked too close to the site, if you see parking infractions or traffic concerns, please let the Ministry know.  It's the only way they can stay on top of it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Traffic - this is how it starts

St John's in Port Moody, and Guildford Way will have some lane closures for construction. 

Burquitlam Day

Sunday, June 16 at 11am in Oakdale Park - there will be prizes and lots of other cool stuff.  Come check it out.

Another day, another building gone

All the little buildings on the corner of Smith & Clarke - *poof* gone.

And Translink will be talking to the residents of 522 Smith on June 24.  If you have something to say, now would be the time to say it.  Unless you are trying to save the Tire store.  In that case, you're too late.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Looking for OK Tire?

I think you're just about too late.
A beautiful night here in Burquitlam, but we are a building less in the Evergreen Line construction.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lots of activity

On the radio today it was announced that the official construction would start Monday.  According to the website we see:

Well we already have the fencing, and the DQ is gone.  There is this odd black cylinder that is obviously for construction, but can't be clearly identified (see "fencing").

and yes - in the middle of the fencing is where the DQ stood.  As this picture was taken, a passerby bemoaned the loss and hoped that something new would come in soon.  He may get his wish.  At the end of Burquitlam Plaza, where the Greek Restaurant and sushi restaurant stood, they were unable to completely wall off at the M&M.  There was some problem with the firewall and building code.  So they had to terminate with this little building.  Rumour has it that we are courting a chic coffee shop, but maybe we could talk DQ into coming back?

Been away for awhile

I came back to this, almost on the front lawn. 
and all I can say is it is about time!  Let it begin. The usual propaganda exists as well, telling us what a great job our government is going to do with this.

Yes, yes, we know - very pretty, jobs, transit blah blah.  After 20 years, just get it built already.