Originally Posted by vanman
Haha yeah, because it's not like the port is critical to the local and national economy or anything. We should build more condos and add a ferris wheel or two.
The ports train and truck traffic would move more efficiently outside of the densely populated inner city. Prince Rupert has a lot of capacity potential, as well as Delta Port, which is building Terminal 2, which would most likely give us more capacity than we actually need. Port Metro owns a huge piece of land along the Fraser in South Richmond that could be developed as a major port once the Massey tunnel is replaced by a bridge. So there are options.
In 20 years or so, developable land will be very scarce in the Metro Core, where high density neighborhoods are most important. I can't see why a deal couldn't be brokered to relocate at least Centerm in order to free up land located 500 meters from Downtown Vancouver, as well as the associated industrial land.