City of New Westminster, British Columbia
Westminster Pier Park
To reclaim a valuable brownfield site, protect the environment from the effects of previous industrial uses, and address a shortfall in parkland and open space.
In just three years, Westminster Pier Park has been transformed from a contaminated brownfield into a sparkling waterfront jewel that will stimulate tourism and revitalize downtown New Westminster. Featuring a boardwalk and ample green space, the park provides a strategically located site for hosting major community events.
- About 4,000 m2 of intertidal riparian foreshore has been reclaimed.
- Approximately 3,600 tonnes of contaminated soil were removed and remediated.
- Rezoning to parkland will reduce GHG emissions by about 1,800 tonnes annually.
- Local economic impact is estimated at $70 million.
This project received support from FCM's Green Municipal Fund.