A Seawall from Kits to Jericho Beach? Anonymous donor wants to build it

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What would you do if you had an extra $10 million or so lying around?

Fill the last remaining gap in Vancouver’s world-class, waterfront seawall, of course.

That’s exactly what an anonymous donor has proposed to do, offering the Vancouver Park Board tens of millions to construct a seawall between Kitsilano and Jericho Beaches on the city’s West Side, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun.

As seawall lovers know, right now there is no waterfront route between the two beaches.  Instead, you have to venture inland along sometimes busy Kitsilano streets (like the 3rd Avenue Seaside Bicycle Route) in order to bridge the gap.

The proposed link is considered the final missing piece in Vancouver’s impressive seawall system, a continuous seaside pedestrian pathway that stretches all the way from Coal Harbour, around Stanley Park, into and out of False Creek and out to Kitsilano, picking up again along Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks.

Right now, the proposal to build the new 2.5-kilometre section of seawall is just that – a proposal.  The next step is a lengthy consultation process, starting with local homeowners in the ritzy waterfront Cornwall and Point Grey neighbourhoods.  But I ‘d like to know what you think:

Do you support the idea of extending the seawall from Kits to Jericho?  Let us know below. 

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A Seawall from Kits to Jericho Beach? Anonymous donor wants to build it