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Maple Ridge General Motors and Volkswagen

  • Client
    Auto Canada
  • Location
    Pitt Meadows, BC
  • Completion


This project has been challenge because of the scope, permitting process, and location of the site. The triangular 8.5 acre site, which will be home to both Volkswagen and General Motors dealerships, sits right on the boundary between Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, on land that was originally part of the Meadow Gardens Golf Course. That land was subdivided by the construction of the Golden Ears Bridge, and is bordered on each side by major roadways.

The site’s pivotal location meant that there were 10 different Authorities Having Jurisdiction whose requirements had to be met before construction can begin. That list included the municipalities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, TransLink and Miller Capilano, Metro Vancouver, Fortis, BC Hydro and TELUS, and Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development (FLNRORD).

The project team had to tackle several interesting design challenges, including creating a new entry to the site off Golden Ears Way and raising the site grade by approximately three metres due to the flood plain.