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Drive-thru food truck events returning to New West this weekend

Temporary use permits approved by city council
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A temporary use permit will allow drive-thru food truck event to be held near the Braid SkyTrain station.

Parking and food trucks have been given the green light at two Sapperton sites – temporarily.

On April 26, city council approved issuance of a temporary use permit that will allow food truck events to be held at 97 Braid St. during times when the site isn’t being used for temporary parking for Royal Columbian Hospital staff and construction workers. An existing temporary use permit for the site, which runs until Sept. 19, 2022, allows it to be used as a 500-space parking lot for Royal Columbian Hospital staff and construction workers working on the hospital expansion project.

Having held a series of one-off events in 2020, Savi Integrated Marketing approached the city about using the site on a regular basis. It had received approval from the property owner and Fraser Health Authority to apply for the temporary use permit, which would allow it to host bi-weekly drive-thru food truck events, with partial proceeds of food sales going to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

The first drive-thru events are taking place on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the site that’s next to the Braid SkyTrain station. More information is at westcoastpopups.com.

A staff report stated Royal Columbian Hospital staff and construction workers only use the site on weekdays, so no impact or overlap between the two uses is anticipated.

New Westminster city council also approved issuance of a temporary use permit (TUP) for a nearby site at 445 Brunette Ave. Wesgroup plans to use that site as a temporary, 101-space parking lot for Urban Academy staff and visitors, as well as construction workers, during construction of the new development at 100 Braid St.

“As a condition of the TUP, a safe walking route to school plan would be required,” said a staff report. “The plan would need to outline how pedestrian and vehicle traffic can safely be accommodated in the lane. The applicant would provide required signage and other related infrastructure.”

Drive-thru food truck events returning to New West

Temporary use permits approved by city council

 

By Theresa McManus

 

Parking and food trucks have been given the green light at two Sapperton sites – temporarily.

On April 26, city council approved issuance of a temporary use permit that will allow food truck events to be held at 97 Braid St. during times when the site isn’t being used for temporary parking for Royal Columbian Hospital staff and construction workers. An existing temporary use permit for the site, which runs until Sept. 19, 2022, allows it to be used as a 500-space parking lot for Royal Columbian Hospital staff and construction workers working on the hospital expansion project.

Having held a series of one-off events in 2020, Savi Integrated Marketing approached the city about using the site on a regular basis. It had received approval from the property owner and Fraser Health Authority to apply for the temporary use permit, which would allow it to host bi-weekly drive-thru food truck events, with partial proceeds of food sales going to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

The first drive-thru events are taking place on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the site that’s next to the Braid SkyTrain station. More information is at westcoastpopups.com.

A staff report stated Royal Columbian Hospital staff and construction workers only use the site on weekdays, so no impact or overlap between the two uses is anticipated.

New Westminster city council also approved issuance of a temporary use permit (TUP) for a nearby site at 445 Brunette Ave. Wesgroup plans to use that site as a temporary, 101-space parking lot for Urban Academy staff and visitors, as well as construction workers, during construction of the new development at 100 Braid St.

“As a condition of the TUP, a safe walking route to school plan would be required,” said a staff report. “The plan would need to outline how pedestrian and vehicle traffic can safely be accommodated in the lane. The applicant would provide required signage and other related infrastructure.”

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