As part of an award-winning contest, the Marpole Business Association asked community residents and shoppers about what Marpole meant to them. Some of the responses were striking: hidden jewel, historic, village, friendly, affordable west-side, safe, neighbourly, gateway to Vancouver, well-serviced shopping area, home.

“Marpole — an easygoing, unpretentious working class and immigrant community of 23,000 people. It won't be small for long. Sleepy old Marpole is changing fast.” — Vancouver Courier

“Gudrun Langolf and Claudia Laroye have two different visions of what their Marpole neighbourhood should look like 20 years from now but they share a common view that this southern corner of Vancouver has suffered from considerable neglect by city hall and as a result is now under considerable pressure from development.” — Vancouver Sun

Marine Gateway at Marine Drive Station

New cinema complex will anchor major Vancouver development

OCT 2011 — The first major tenant has been named for the new Marine Gateway development at Marine Drive and Cambie Street in south Vancouver. Cineplex Entertainment on Wednesday announced plans to build a new movie theatre complex at the location. The new 48,000-square-foot complex will seat 1,940 people and is scheduled to open in 2014. PCI Developments Corp. will develop the site.

When complete, the project will have 415 condominium units, 46 rental housing units and a 12-floor, 230,000-squarefoot office building. Plans are in the works to build a grocery store and there will be restaurants and boutiques in the package that will be developed on two hectares of land.

"We hope to start construction in the first half of 2012," said PCI's president, Andrew Grant. [READ FULL STORY]

Marine Gateway Project Approved

JUL 2011 — Vancouver City Council has approved the rezoning for a new housing and retail development next to the Marine Drive Canada Line station. (City of Vancouver).

The 825,000-square-foot Marine Gateway Project will include two residential towers with more than 400 units as well as a cinema, food and drug stores.

Future of Cambie Corridor
at Marine Drive Station

The Canada Line opened on August 17, 2009. Marine Drive Station took its design cue from the saw mills and planing mills down at Eburne. Portrayed as a "launching pad" where the tunnel comes above ground (visualize being on a log ride at the county fair).

What Does The Future Hold For The Cambie Corridor?

In the fall of 2009, the City hosted several events to hear your ideas on the future of the Cambie Corridor – the area centred along Cambie Street from 16th Avenue to the Fraser River, which includes four new Canada Line stations.

Based on your input, we have drafted a revised set of principles that will guide planning in the Corridor. Please join us at an open house to review the feedback and the revised principles:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 4 - 8 pm
Holy Name of Jesus Church
4905 Cambie St. (at W 33rd Ave.)

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 10 am - 4 pm
Oakridge Centre Mall - Auditorium
650 W 41st Ave. (at Cambie St.)
Auditorium Entrance: West Parking Lot

The opening of the Canada Line gives the City the opportunity to plan a corridor, with the help of our communities, that can grow in a way that responds to environmental sustainability, livability and affordability.

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