Monday, July 27, 2015

A Port Edward primer from the Vancouver Province

Mayor Dave MacDonald was in Victoria
last week as the Legislature
approved the LNG Agreement with
Pacific NorthWest LNG
Last weeks passage in the Legislature of the LNG Agreement between the Province and Petronas for development of an LNG Terminal for Port Edward's Lelu Island has seemingly put the community on the radar of Vancouver's media.

This weekend found a look at some of the potential development ahead for Port Edward as the Vancouver Province looked at how a decision to build a terminal, if it is announced, will change the way Port Edward looks.

Key to the review from the Vancouver newspaper was some of the plans that Vancouver based developers are starting to put together for Port Edward, with the proposed plans of two groups gaining a bit of note.

Kevin Stunder's blue print for development would include a commercial property that he tells the Province he envisions looking like Vancouver's Olympic Village, featuring retail, hospitality and a grocery store to the District of Port Edward.

Among some of his projects, Mr. Stunder was one of the developers of the Watson's Landing project in Smithers of a few years ago, while more recently he has been involved in development of properties at Hudson Bay Mountain Village in Smithers

Another developer with an eye on Port Edward is Alture Properties which outlined for the Provinceincludes development of six acres of land for multi family development of condos and stacked townhouses.
The development of an LNG
Terminal in Port Edward will make
for significant change
for the community
article that their planning

Bob Payette, Port Edward's Chief Administrative Officer also provided the Province with a snapshot of some of the challenges that such a fast pace to development will be bringing to the community.

The prospect of large work camps in the area is one concern for residents of Port Edward, a topic that Mayor Dave MacDonald has been in discussion with Pacific NorthWest LNG regarding as plans move forward.

Mayor Dave MacDonald also notes that he has already been in conversation with the RCMP for the area, to ensure that any short term population surge related to LNG development is addressed.

Mayor MacDonald was in Victoria last week as the Legislature passed the Liberal's LNG Agreement with Petronas, offering up some comments on what the potential development of an LNG Terminal in his community could mean for not only Port Edward, but the entire North Coast.

The full article from the Province can be reviewed here, making for an interesting look ahead to where Port Edward is pointing its compass towards for the years ahead.

For more items related to events from Port Edward see our archive page here

For further background on the Pacific NorthWest LNG project see our project archive here.

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