BC Packers Heritage Interpretation & Planning
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BC Packers Heritage Interpretation & Planning


BC Packers


July 2010

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Donald Luxton & Associates Inc.


For a period of four years, our firm participated as part of a core team of designers and planners to prepare a development plan for this 40 acre waterfront parcel, owned by BC Packers, in the Village of Steveston, BC. The multi land-use proposal included a variety of housing densities, a commercial area, a maritime mixed-use zone, a heritage precinct, and a system of parks trails and environmental protection areas.


The project includes many innovations. Community facilities and interpretive displays tell the story of the 100-year history of the fish processing operation that occupied the site until the late 1990’s. A riparian habitat enhancement zone combined with a program to retain valuable mud flats, piles and piers retains the aesthetic of the ‘working waterfront’. The public trail has provided the important missing link in the Richmond perimeter trail network.


HSBC Award of Honour 2001

City of Richmond 2006