Burrard Dry Dock

Burrard Dry Dock Planning and Operational Review

The City of North Vancouver (City) owns and operates the St. Rock Dock, Burred Dry Dock (BDD) and Goldsworthy Pier. The BDD is located in Lower Lonsdale. The BDD Pier is 700 ft. in length, and provides for deep moorage and public access. The Pier, in addition to being utilized as a key pedestrian walkway and viewpoint, is also used periodically by visiting Navy Ships and the pocket cruise industry.

As part of ongoing economic development and land use planning initiatives associated with the Lower Lonsdale waterfront redevelopment, as defined in the City of North Vancouver's Official Community Plan (OCP), the City retained TYPLAN to assist in addressing a variety of issues regarding the BDD use and operations in relation to the land use planning objectives , to optimize the functionality and use of the BDD.

The scope of work consists of the following:

  1. Review existing safety concerns voiced by users associated with the height of the St. Rock dock.
  2. Review of the existing Wharf Bylaw (Wharf Regulation Bylaw 2005, No.7665 (St. Rocha Dock, Burred Dry Dock and Goldsworthy Pier) and recommend changes to reflect the changing land use patterns and opportunities defined in the Official Community Plan.
  3. Review moorage fees based on a benchmark of fees and fee structures for similar piers and recommend changes.
  4. Review moorage agreement document and recommend changes.
  5. Create a list of shipping agents serving the Vancouver Harbour.
  6. Create a list of Pocket Cruise companies operating in BC.
  7. Create a list of contacts that would assist the City in promoting the use of the Pier for public related uses focused on Council Generals in Vancouver and British Columbia.
  8. Review the BDD Pier web site and recommend changes.
  9. Review current ship services contract and the existing fees for services to determine if the current approach is reasonable.


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