Update (Oct. 2020): A Stronger Vancouver initiative was placed on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Manager's Recommended 2021-22 Budget includes revisiting the initiative in 2021. It is anticipated that City Council will begin discussions about a path forward in early 2021.
A Stronger Vancouver would seismically update emergency response facilities and update aging park equipment to make our community a safer place to live.
REPLACE AND RENOVATE FIRE STATIONS
More than half of Vancouver’s fire stations would not withstand a moderate earthquake.
Planned projects include replacing two stations and renovating three stations to meet seismic standards. The replacement stations would also improve emergency response times to highest call volume areas.
Heights Fire Station 3 (1110 N Devine Rd.) - Replace
Burton Fire Station 6 (3216 NE 112th Ave.) - Replace
Sifton Fire Station 4 (6701 NE 147th Ave.) - Renovate
Walnut Grove Fire Station 5 (7110 NE 62nd St.) - Renovate
Cascade Park Fire Station 8 (213 NE 120th Ave.) - Renovate
IMPROVE 14 OUTDATED PARKS
Vancouver’s parks cultivate connections between neighbors and nature. Nearly 40% of existing parks have playground equipment that is over 20 years old and can no longer be maintained.
These improvements will enhance safety and accessibility by replacing playground structures and upgrading park features such as tables, benches, paths and signage:
West Vancouver: Arnada, Fruit Valley, John Ball
Central Vancouver: Columbia Lancaster, David Douglas, Father Blanchet, Jaggy Road, Peter S. Ogden, Oakbrook, Quarnberg, Wintler
East Vancouver: Burnt Bridge Creek School, Homestead, Kevanna