Seaspan is seeking the public’s feedback on its proposed Water Lot project, and the deadline for feedback is September 14. Locals can provide feedback by completing the online feedback form.
Seaspan has applied to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority for permit approval for its proposed water lot project at Vancouver Drydock. In spring 2021 Seaspan initiated a permit application to add two smaller drydocks and a work pontoon, and to extend its water lot by 40 metres to the west. The drydocks are proposed at Vancouver Drydock, 203 East Esplanade, North Vancouver, in waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
This proposed changes are part of Seaspan’s option in a 2018 lease agreement with the port authority to extend the Vancouver Drydock water lot to the west, subject to permit approval.
In addition to the proposed project at Vancouver Drydock, the master waterfront plan also outlined several other projects, now underway at Seaspan’s Pemberton site. These projects will support the launching and outfitting of vessels constructed at Vancouver Shipyards.
The port authority has deemed the project a Category C project under the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review (PER). This provides specific requirements to ensure appropriate public notification and sufficient opportunities for public engagement and feedback.
Seaspan submitted a public engagement plan to the port authority for approval, which was approved in June 2021. Seaspan has since undertook several activities to notify and solicit feedback from the community about the proposed project at Vancouver Drydock.