Pitt Meadows City Council is unanimously and strongly opposed to CP’s proposed Industrial Logistics Park. The proposed expansion will add a 100 acre CP Logistics Park adjacent to the Vancouver Intermodal Facility in Pitt Meadows and poses numerous and significant health, safety and environmental risks to our community
Submission to the Impact Assessment Agency (IAA) of Canada on the CP Logistics Park Expansion
The City of Pitt Meadows provided a written submission to the Impact Assessment Agency (IAA) of Canada opposing the proposed CP Logistics Park expansion following a written request made by the Katzie First Nation for a federal impact assessment. IAA is reviewing concerns about potential adverse impacts that are of federal jurisdiction (e.g. fisheries and habitat, migratory birds, environment and air quality) in relation to the proposed project.
CP's Industrial Logistics Park is proposed on 100 acres on the south side of the CP’s existing Vancouver Intermodal Facility (VIF), east of Kennedy Road. The project has three major rail and transload components:
- Agricultural hub where Canadian agricultural products will be received by rail and transloaded to shipping containers for distribution in custom allotments around the world.
- Auto lot to receive by rail North American-made automobiles destined for local distributors and specifically designed to accommodate electric vehicles.
- Liquids transload and rail facility for transportation of fuels and ethanol mainly to serve demand in Metro Vancouver.
Pitt Meadows City Council is unanimously and strongly opposed to CP’s proposed Industrial Logistics Park. The project poses numerous and significant health, safety and environmental risks to our community. Some of the negative impacts to our community include:
- large unsightly grain silos, fuel tanks and auto lot that exacerbate public safety and environmental concerns;
- negative impacts to birds, wildlife, aquatic life;
- potential risks to the Katzie Slough is located in the middle of the proposed site and leads to a major pump station;
- reduction of agricultural lands and agricultural production;
- close proximity to residential area, the Pitt River Greenway Dike Trail and BMX Track;
- additional train traffic and truck traffic at Lougheed Highway and Kennedy Road; and
- unknown effects to air quality, noise, health, quality of life.
The proposed Logistics Park is located on CP-owned land, south—west of the existing VIF. The project is subject to regulatory approval by the Canadian Transportation Authority and if approved, would be operational in late 2027/early 2028.
Separate from the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Project
The proposed CP Logistics Park is separate from the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Project. For the past three years, Council has worked collaboratively with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, CP and the Government of Canada to advance the $141 million project that includes an underpass at Harris Road, an overpass at Kennedy Road and associated yard and track expansion.
- CP Logistics Park Website: vancouverlogisticspark.ca
- CP Logistics Park Discussion Guide – June 2021
- CP Environmental Effects Evaluation Scoping Document - December 1, 2020
- CP Comparative Site Evaluation – May 24, 2017
- Milton CN Logistics Hub Opposition Page
- Federal Cabinet's Approval of CN Truck-Rail Hub Puts Halton Residents at Risk - January 22, 2021, Halton Region news release.
- Federal Government Decision Statement - January 21, 2021, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Watch our website and the City’s social media channels for important updates in relation to the CP Logistics Park. The City will share updates related to engagement sessions, or reference materials to help provide transparency and important dates or additional context.
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