Bosa Development

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Previous Updates

June 28, 2019 

Thank you to everyone who joined our public consultation open house on Wednesday, June 26. It is important for Bosa Development to continue engaging with the community and other key stakeholders about construction at Pier West. We know construction can be disruptive and we thank you for your patience as we manage unexpected site conditions and challenges.

 

Public Feedback

Our top priorities are public safety and minimal disruption to the community. Most attendees at the meeting said they prefer intermittent road closures of a section of Quayside Drive, rather than a consistent four-year closure. As such, we will not pursue an application to the City of New Westminster for the longer-term closure.

 

Status Quo

While we study our options and work with the City of New Westminster, for now, we will continue with the current method of intermittent road closures to allow construction vehicles safe access to the site.

 

Next Steps

We will meet with the City of New Westminster, project consultants, and key community stakeholders to review next steps that will meet project objectives, while mitigating community impact. We will continue to keep you updated in a timely fashion.

 

Dynamic Project

As Bosa Development has said from the start, Pier West is a dynamic project – more dynamic than expected. Virtually all the decisions Bosa makes for this site require joint planning and approval from the City of New Westminster and other provincial and federal authorities. Some of these decisions, including changes to construction methods and schedules have been based on unexpected conditions during the construction process. As such, we remain agile and will continue our dialogue with the public and City of New Westminster.

 

Thank you again for your engagement and attendance at the open house. 

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June 25, 2019 

Bosa Development is hosting an open house on June 26 to share information about construction at Pier West, as well as gather feedback from stakeholders and residents about some proposed changes to road access. We are contemplating a couple of options when it comes to a small stretch of Quayside Drive. Our open house is part of our public consultation process to determine the best course of action. Representatives from Bosa will be on hand to answer questions. Below are just a few answers to questions we received recently.

 

Q: Your invitation mentioned access changes, what access changes are you referring to?
 

A: We will be providing information about several items, including:

  • COMMUTER TRAFFIC: Traffic and access challenges at the Begbie/Quayside intersection adjacent to our site. We are contemplating intermittent closures (current condition) versus a closure to vehicles of a short section of Quayside Drive during construction *

  • PEDESTRIAN: New pedestrian overpass to Westminster Pier Park (Sixth Street)

  • PARKING: New public parking open

 

Q: Will pedestrians still be able to access The Fraser River Discovery Centre and The River Market as construction continues?
 

A: Pedestrian access through Begbie/Quayside will remain open. Any road closures affect commuter vehicles only.

 

 Q: Quayside Drive is a popular cycling route, will access be affected?
 

A: Cyclist access through Begbie/Quayside will remain open, although cyclists may need to dismount at the rail crossing to cross safely. 

 

Q: What about emergency vehicles needing to access the riverfront area?

A: We will consistently communicate with emergency services to update them on access to Quayside Drive.

 

Q: Will Front Street be affected by a road closure?

A: Front Street remains open. Traffic will continue to move east and west along Front Street.

 

 



*Please note that any proposed changes to the road apply only to commuter vehicles. Pedestrian, accessible, and cycling routes to the riverfront will be maintained

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June 7, 2019

As work continues onsite, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update.


Pedestrian Access:

 

As construction continues, you will see increased activities onsite. While pedestrian access may look different, it remains open and available. Flaggers will be onsite to assist with pedestrian movement throughout the site.


Upcoming Road Closures:

 

We anticipate short in duration (5-10 minutes) intermittent closures of Begbie Street at Front for the next 4-6 weeks. Front Street remains open.

 

For businesses in the area, please note:

 

We will not impact the road and restrict any deliveries during the following hours:
7am-9am, 12pm-1pm and 4pm-6pm


Parking Lot Closure:

 

Please be advised that public parking is no longer available at 660 Quayside Drive. A new public parking lot is open nearby at RiverSky (988 – 1000 Quayside Drive).

 


The most current project information can be found on our website, please visit and signup for updates at www.660QuaysideDr.com.

 

 

If you have further questions, contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

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May 31, 2019 

As work continues onsite, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update.


Parking Lot Closure:

 

Please be advised that effective Sunday, June 2, 2019 public parking will no longer be available at 660 Quayside Drive. Upon closure of the lot, a new public parking lot will be open nearby at RiverSky (988 – 1000 Quayside Drive).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedestrian Access:

 

As construction continues, you will see increased activities onsite. While pedestrian access may look different, it remains open and available. Flaggers will be onsite to assist with pedestrian movement throughout the site.
 

 

Upcoming Road Closures:

 

We anticipate short in duration (5-10 minutes) intermittent closures of Begbie Street at Front for the next 4-6 weeks. Front Street remains open.

 

For businesses in the area, please note:

 

We will not impact the road and restrict any deliveries during the following hours:
7am-9am, 12pm-1pm and 4pm-6pm

 

 

The most current project information can be found on our website, please visit and signup for updates at www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

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May 24, 2019 

As work continues onsite, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update.

Upcoming Parking Lot Closure:

 

Please note that we anticipate closure of the public parking lot at 660 Quayside Drive to be next week (exact date still to be determined). Upon closure of our lot, there will be a new public parking lot opening nearby at RiverSky (988 -1000 Quayside Drive). For clarity, our lot will not be closed until RiverSky's parking lot is open.

 

Construction:

 

We anticipate more active use of the impact hammer from May 24th – 31st. If you are in the area and require them, ear plugs can be found onsite.

 

Spring Works:

 

As construction continues, you will see increased activities onsite. Please note that depending on activities undertaken onsite, parking will shift to the east or west side. While parking and pedestrian access may look different, both remain open and available. Please look for flaggers onsite to assist with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

 

Upcoming Road Closures:

 

For up to date information on upcoming road closures, please visit our website.

 

The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com.

 

If you have further questions, contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com

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May 22, 2019 

As work continues onsite, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update.

 

Upcoming Parking Lot Closure:

Please note that we anticipate closure of the public parking lot at 660 Quayside Drive to be next week (exact date still to be determined). Upon closure of our lot, there will be a new public parking lot opening nearby at RiverSky (988 -1000 Quayside Drive).

 

Construction:


1.We anticipate more active use of the impact hammer from May 22nd – 31st. If you are in the area and requirethem, ear plugs can be found onsite.

 

2.Westminster Pier Park Work:


We continue to work in the park on the new fully accessible 6th Street Pedestrian Overpass. There will also be repairs commencing soon to the eastern end of Westminster Pier Park. This includes the area from east of the volleyball courts until the end of the park. During this time please note:


-The working area at the east end of the park will be closed
-Pedestrian access through the rest of the park remains open

 

Spring Works:


As construction continues, you will see increased activities onsite. Please note that depending on activities undertaken onsite, parking will shift to the east or west side. While parking and pedestrian access may look different, both remain open and available. Please look for flaggers onsite to assist with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
 

Upcoming Road Closures:


For up to date information on upcoming road closures, please visit our website.


The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com.

 

If you have further questions, contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com

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May 10, 2019 

This Community Update is for May 10th – 20th. The next Update will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Construction:

1. We anticipate more active use of the impact hammer from May 10th – 17th. If you are in the area and require them, ear plugs can be found onsite.

2. Due to Victoria Day, there will be no construction on Monday, May 20, 2019.

3. Westminster Pier Park Work:

We continue to work in the park on the new fully accessible 6th Street Pedestrian Overpass. There will also be repairs commencing soon to the eastern end of Westminster Pier Park. This includes the area from east of the volleyball courts until the end of the park. During this time please note:

-The working area at the east end of the park will be closed
-Pedestrian access through the rest of the park remains open

Spring Works:

As construction continues, you will see increased activities onsite. Please note that depending on activities undertaken onsite, parking will shift to the east or west side. While parking and pedestrian access may look different, both remain open and available. Please look for flaggers onsite to assist with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Upcoming Parking Lot Closure:

Please note that the public parking lot at 660 Quayside Drive will be closing soon (exact date still to be determined). Upon closure of our lot, there will be a new public parking lot opening nearby at RiverSky (988 -1000 Quayside Drive). Stay tuned for more information.

Upcoming Road Closures:

For up to date information on upcoming road closures, please visit our website.

The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com.

If you have further questions, contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com

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May 3, 2019 

As we continue work onsite, we write to provide you with our weekly update.

 

 

Construction:

 

  1. We anticipate more active use of the impact hammer from May 6th - 10th. If you are in the area and require them, ear plugs can be found onsite.
     

  2. Construction has begun on a fully accessible 6th Street Pedestrian Overpass.

 

During this time please be aware:

 

  • A small portion of the west end of Westminster Pier Park (including the playground) will be closed to the public

 

  • Pedestrian access throughout this area will remain open

 

 

 

Spring Works:

 

As construction continues, you will see increased activities onsite. Please note that depending on activities undertaken onsite, parking will shift to the east or west side. While parking and pedestrian access may look different, both remain open and available. Please look for flaggers onsite to assist with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

 

 

The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com.

 

 


 If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

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April 12, 2019 

As we continue work at our site, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update. No new information this week, just keep in mind the following items.  

Construction: 

Construction continues onsite. We anticipate intermittent use of the impact hammer between April 13th - 20th. 

Spring Works: 

During the month of April, you will see increased activities onsite. While parking and pedestrian access may look different, both remain open and available. 

Public Parking: 

Some changes were implemented April 1, 2019 to the parking lot at 660 Quayside Drive. This involves reconfiguration to close off the eastern half of the lot. Please note: 

- 80 public parking stalls are available on the western half 

- River Market designated stalls remain open 

- Pedestrian access to Westminster Pier Park continues to be open 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 29, 2019

As we continue  work at our site, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update. 

Public Parking: 

Effective April 1st, there will be some changes to the parking lot at 660 Quayside Drive. This involves reconfiguration to close off the eastern half of the lot. Please note: 

- 80 public parking stalls will be available on the western half 

- River Market designated stalls remain open

- Pedestrian access to Westminster Pier Park continues to be open 

​Construction: 

Construction continues in order to complete our shoring works. Therefore, we anticipate limited impact hammering between March 30th - April 6th. 

Spring Works: 

This Spring, you will see increased activities onsite. Pedestrian access through our site remains open. More info to follow over the next few weeks. 

The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and sign up for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com. ​​​​

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March 26, 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 22, 2019

As we continue work at our site, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update.

 

 

Hours Exemption:

 

  • We will be ending extended working hours a week earlier than the originally planned date of April 13, 2019.

 

  • Our extended work hours will now end on April 6, 2019.

 

  • Effective April 8, 2019 we will resume standard working hours permitted in the City of New Westminster (Mon-Fri 7am-8pm and Sat 9am-6pm).

 

 

Construction:

 

Construction continues in order to complete our shoring works. Therefore, we anticipate limited use of the impact hammer between March 25th – 30th.  

 

 

Spring Works:

 

This Spring, you will see increased activities onsite. Pedestrian access through our site remains open. More info to follow over the next few weeks.

 

 

 

The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com.

 

 If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

 

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March 18, 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 15, 2019 

Please be aware that we will be working Sunday, March 17th, 2019 from 9am - 8pm. For clarity, this work does not include impact pile driving. 

This single occurrence of Sunday work has been approved by the City of New Westminster.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 14, 2019 

As we continue work at our site, we write to provide you with our weekly Community Update.

Pedestrian Access:

 

Over the coming weeks, you may notice changes to the pedestrian access at the entrance to 660 Quayside. Although the pedestrian path may look different, the way you interact with it is the same. Please continue to follow signage and look for the blue mesh fence.

 

 

Construction:

 

Construction continues in order to complete our marine work and impact piling. Therefore, we anticipate impact hammering intermittently throughout the week of March 15th – 22nd.

 

 

Spring Works:

 

This Spring, you will see increased activities onsite. Public parking and pedestrian access through our site remains open.

 

Video:

 

Questions about our unique in-water construction?  See below to learn more from Bosa Development and its Engineers.  

 

 

The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com. 

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March 7, 2019 

We write to provide you with our weekly update for 660 Quayside Drive. Here are a few items to keep in mind over the coming week.

 
Extended Working Hours: 


The City of New Westminster has approved our application for an exemption to allow extended working hours from February 26th – April 13th 2019. For clarity, only vibratory pile driving will be done during the extended hours and there will be no impact pile driving past 8pm on weekdays and 6pm on Saturdays. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction: 


We continue our increased efforts in order to complete our marine work and impact piling. Therefore, we anticipate impact hammering intermittently throughout the week of March 8th – 16th.  

 


We appreciate your patience during this time. The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com

 

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February 28, 2019 

We write to provide you with our weekly update for 660 Quayside Drive. Here are a few items to keep in mind.

Extended Working Hours:

The City of New Westminster has approved our application for an exemption to allow extended working hours from February 26th – April 13th 2019. For clarity, only vibratory pile driving will be done during the extended hours and there will be no impact pile driving past 8pm on weekdays and 6pm on Saturdays.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction:

We continue to double efforts in order to complete our marine work and impact piling. Therefore, we anticipate impact hammering intermittently throughout the week of March 1st – March 9th.

 

Open House Information:

We have added the information boards from our Open House held on February 13th, 2019 to our website. Please visit  www.660QuaysideDr.com  to learn more about our pile driving methods and mitigation.

 

 

We appreciate your patience during this time. The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

Open House Information Boards

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February 26, 2018

The City of New Westminster has approved our application for an exemption to allow extended working hours from February 26th – April 13th 2019. For clarity, only vibratory pile driving will be done during the extended hours and there will be no impact pile driving past 8pm on weekdays and 6pm on Saturdays.  

Extended hours works include: 

•    Vibratory pile driving (in-water) along the riverfront of 660 Quayside – until 10pm only
•    Moving of pile frame 
•    Preparation for next day including securing of pile frame and other equipment and setting up of materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 22, 2019 

We have been receiving a lot of positive feedback on improvement and changes at our site. You may have noticed more activity at the site as we continue to make great progress on our in-water construction. Here are our updates for February 25th – March 2nd.

 


Construction:

We are doubling efforts in order to complete our marine work and impact piling in the next 6 weeks. Therefore, we anticipate the impact hammer being used intermittently from February 25th – March 2nd.

 


Parking changes:


Just a reminder of parking changes at 660 Quayside that were effective February 15th.


- All parking will have a 3-hour maximum to ensure a higher rate of turnover and availability of stalls.


- River Market 30-minute reserved stalls will remain in effect.


- In recognition of the public’s cooperation as we continue to work at our site, public parking on weekends is free (3-hour maximum).


In addition, we have added pedestrian wayfinding along the pathway and signage at entry of the parking lot. Flaggers will remain onsite to assist with direction pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

 


 

Open House Questions & Answers:


For those who were not able to attend our Open House, below are answers to some questions that came up during the event:


Q: How long will in-water impact piling last?
A: Impact pile driving for the shoring wall is intermittent and used only where vibratory hammer is unsuccessful. We are working to complete the in-water shoring wall this March, 2019.


Q: When is the full Pier West Development going to be completed?
A: We anticipate that the entire Pier West Development will be complete late 2023 / early 2024, visit pierwestbybosa.com for more information on the finalized project.


Q: What are the public amenities Pier West will provide?
A: Once completed, Pier West will provide the community with approximately 2 acres of public space. This includes:
a) A waterfront plaza
b) Pedestrian walkways connecting Westminster Pier Park and the Riverfront
c) New park space

 


We appreciate your patience during this time. The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

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February 15, 2019 

 

Thank you to all those who attended our Open House. We had a great turnout and were glad to be able to meet some of our neighbours and share information. Over the coming weeks we will be adding information from the event to our website in case you missed it. Here are our updates for the week of February 15th – 23rd.


1. Parking changes effective February 15th:


- All parking will have a 3-hour maximum to ensure a higher rate of turnover and availability of stalls.


- River Market 30-minute reserved stalls will remain in effect.


- In recognition of the public’s cooperation as we continue to work at our site, public parking on weekends will be free (3-hour maximum).


In addition, we have added pedestrian wayfinding along the pathway and signage at entry of the parking lot. Flaggers will remain onsite to assist with direction pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

 


2. Construction:


- Please note there will be no construction activity on Monday, February 18th due to the Family Day Holiday. We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the festivities around the downtown area of New Westminster!


- We are doubling efforts in order to complete our marine work and impact piling in the next 6 weeks. Therefore, we anticipate the impact hammer being used intermittently from February 19-23.

 

 

We appreciate your patience during this time. The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

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February 13, 2019

Please be advised that we anticipate that there will be impact pile driving tomorrow, Thursday February 14th at our site (660 Quayside Drive). If you are in the area and require them, ear plug stations can be found onsite. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for your continued patience. 

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February 8, 2019 

Dear Neighbours,

 

We write to provide you with our weekly update for 660 Quayside Drive. Here are a few items to keep in mind for next week.


1. Construction for February 11th – 16th

- We anticipate impact pile driving will occur 2-3 days this upcoming week of February 11th – 16th.

- We will be sending an update out the day before impact pile driving.

 

 

2. Open House

 

- Bosa Development is hosting an Open House regarding 660 Quayside at the Fraser River Discovery Centre this Wednesday, February 13th from 5pm-7pm (drop-in).

- At the Open House, we will have information on our piling construction methods and how we are working with the community to address concerns.

 

 

3. Changes to Parking at 660 Quayside

Effective February 15th we will be implementing the following changes to our parking lot:

 

- All parking will have a 3-hour maximum to ensure a higher rate of turnover and availability of stalls.

 

- In recognition of the public’s cooperation as we continue to work at our site, public parking on weekends will be free (3-hour maximum).

 

 

Thank you for your patience during this time. The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com.

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February 6, 2019

Please be advised that we anticipate that there will be impact pile driving tomorrow morning, Thursday February 7th at our site (660 Quayside Drive). If you are in the area and require them, ear plug stations can be found onsite. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for your continued patience.  

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January 31, 2019

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to work at 660 Quayside. As with any project, there are growing pains. We continue to look for ways to improve communication and minimize impact on our neighbours. We’ve recently received some questions and thought we would share a few answers with you.

Q: I see lights on at night, is this necessary?

A: As our site is also a parking lot, there is a minimum amount of light that needs to be maintained for public safety. However, we have implemented the following changes to improve construction related lighting:

·         Lights have been reoriented and shrouds added to better control and direct light

·         Trades have been instructed to turn work lights off at night

 

 

Q: What are you doing to minimize noise?

A: As an active construction site, there is a likelihood of different levels of noise that you may hear. However, we do understand that noise can be problematic for our neighbours. For clarity, we would split noise into two categories; general construction noise and intermittent excessive noise.​

 

General Construction Noise

We are doing our best to minimize noise where possible and have recently taken additional steps to reduce overall impact. These include:

·         Generators have been moved further away from neighbours

·         Quieter vibratory hammering remains the default method of pile installation

Intermittently Excessive Noise: (Impact Hammering)

·         Impact hammering only to be used as needed, typically limited to 2 times per week, for a specific period of time

·         Ear plug stations available onsite during impact hammer periods

·         Signage posted warning public of excessive noise

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Q: I see activity when I get home from work, what are construction hours in the City of New Westminster?

A: We are working within the City of New Westminster’s permitted construction hours. Our hours are currently: 7am-8pm (Monday-Friday) 9am-6pm (Saturday)

 

 

Q: Can I still use the parking lot at 660 Quayside?

A: Yes! Public parking at 660 Quayside remains open. In the upcoming weeks, we will be implementing changes that include primarily short-term parking with a 3hr max in order to keep a good turnover of available stalls for the public.

 

 

Q: Where can I find updates about the project?

A: The most current project information can be found on our website. Please visit and signup for updates at: www.660QuaysideDr.com. These updates will include information on the following:

·         Weekly information on construction activity

·         Background information on progress and methodology

·         Any changes regarding parking and public access through our site

 

 

Q: I have more questions, where can I find answers?

A: The best place for immediate information is our website www.660QuaysideDr.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at: communityinfo@thinkbosa.com

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January 23, 2019

1.  Why is the piling noise so loud? Aren’t you using a quieter piling technology?

Our goal is to use the quietest technology possible to do our job effectively. We are in a difficult position because we have encountered some unforeseen ground and marine conditions that have required us to use a variety of piling techniques to ensure our piles reach a safe depth. This includes primary use of the quieter vibratory hammer, supplemented by the impact hammer (only in areas required). While we did conduct extensive testing before beginning construction, the subsurface and marine conditions we have recently encountered were not detected at that time. 

2.  How long will the loud impact hammer noise last?

We are doing everything we can to complete the loudest impact work as soon as possible. We anticipate that the impact hammer noise will wrap up in late March 2019. 

In addition, we are limiting our use of the impact hammer as much as possible. The impact hammer will only be used a couple of times per week for a limited period. We are endeavouring to do the rest of our piling work with quieter technologies. We understand that the current impact noise is still disruptive, but we do want to underscore that we are doing our very best to limit its frequency and length. 

3.  What are your construction hours?

The City of New Westminster permits noise producing construction from 7am – 8pm (Monday-Friday) and 9am – 6pm (Saturday).