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
City Opposes CP Logistics Park Showing Errors in Environmental Effects Evaluation
On March 18, 2022, the City of Pitt Meadows issued a detailed formal letter to CP outlining the City’s assessment that CP’s Environmental Effects Evaluation (EEE) for the proposed Logistics Park contains numerous errors and omissions and does not provide a sufficient or suitable basis for CP to proceed with an application to the Canadian Transportation Agency. Read the full media release here.
- City Assessment of CP's EEE
- Presentation to Council (April 5, 2022).
- CP's Enviromental Effects Evalutation:
CP Public Engagement Phase 3
From January 7, 2022 to February 4, 2022, CP sought the public's input on the proposed CP Logistics Park: Vancouver. During this third round of consultation, CP hosted three virtual open houses, reporting back to the community on the results of the Environmental Effects Evaluation (EEE) and the proposed mitigation approaches, and asked for the community’s feedback ahead of their application to the Canadian Transportation Agency.
On February 15, 2022, CP presented a summary of the findings from their community engagement and the next steps regarding the proposed Logistics Park.
Learn more: vancouverlogisticspark.ca.
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 Links and Reports
- CP Logistics Park Website: vancouverlogisticspark.ca
- Round 3 Consultation Discussion Guide
- Enviromental Effects Evalutation:
- Previous reports and studies: vancouverlogisticspark.ca/consultation-and-engagement/
Pitt Meadows Rail Yard Expansion Group
Resident-led group that is opposed to the CP Rail Yard expansion. Website: pittmeadowsrailyardexpansion.com
Related Projects in Canada
Milton CN Logistics Hub Project in Halton Region, Ontario
- 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.
For more information, see the pages below: