Opposition to the proposed marina for gas- & diesel- powered vessels, 35-100 feet long and 15-30 feet high, in False Creek-- Vancouver BC sign now

1) We the undersigned oppose creation of another False Creek marina for large motor vessels (gas and diesel, 35-100+ feet long, 15-30+ feet high) as proposed by Concord-Pacific for a location adjoining Wainborn Park.

2) The fuels, fluids, and cleaning agents for such massive vessels-- their mechanical systems, accessories, and outboard dinghies-- as well as the vessels themselves, together in such a location would degrade False Creek water quality and the habitat of the only remaining intertidal beach and mud flat in False Creek.

3) The length and height of its vessels, and the size and location of the marina itself-- as well as its floating Office and Lounge-- would cause an unacceptable erosion of safety margins in the narrow channel beside Granville Island at the three-way intersection formed by the entrance/exit from Alder Bay to False Creek's central basin.

4) The length and height of its vessels, and the size and location of the proposed marina itself-- as well as its floating Office and Lounge-- would block all public views of the water, particularly long views over open water to the green grass and trees of Charleson Park on the opposite shore. Significant water-views from all locations in Wainborn Park--its View Terrace with yellow chairs, the children's playground, grassy fields, picnic benches, 200 meters of seawall path, and the purpose-built View Promontory-- would all be destroyed: covered over or blocked by the tangled conglomeration of multi-deck motor vessels and their ancillary attachments, all lined up side-by-side in three rows.

5) We believe the size and location of the proposed marina-- not individual motor cruisers, which can be impressive-- the floating Office and Lounge, and the length and height of the vessels, together constitute a detrimental use of the public shoreline and shoreline waters of False Creek.

6) We ask that:

a) The application for this, the second such large-vessel marina in False Creek, be denied and that

b) The Applicant be invited to submit an alternate proposal.

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