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Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Construct Maintenance Building and Military Vehicle Parking at Richmond Armoury

January 5, 2021 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by January 25, 2021 to:
Joel Keddy, Project Manager
Real Property Operations Unit (Pacific) Detachment Chilliwack
5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack BC V2R 5P2
E-mail Address: Joel.keddy@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The parking lot area will be cleared of trees and settled with weight for one year prior to active construction. The area of construction will be a 4000 m2 expansion to the existing 14200 m2 parking lot in the Richmond Armoury compound. The paved area will be used to hold military vehicles (green fleet). The vehicle space at the Richmond site is important because other Vancouver area sites have limited capacity to hold large military vehicles.

The project will include the construction of a new 900 m2 maintenance building on the developed area of in the Richmond Armoury compound. This building will be used to shelter and maintain tactical armoured patrol vehicles (TAPV).

There are no disposal plans for this site.

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