Waterfront Park

Adjacent to both CD Zones 2&3 is a historic, 40 acre coal processing site know as the “coal hill”.  During the mid 1800’s to the mid 1900’s coal that was mined in nearby Cumberland was moved by a rail system to Union Bay where it was washed, loaded onto freighters and shipped to ports around the world.   

Under the site purchase agreement with Weldwood, Canada, (West Fraser Timber Co.)  West Fraser is responsible for the $17 million dollar remediation of the coal hill which will be completed by late 2016.
 The resulting 40 acre site will be gently sloped, capped with a heat sealed asphalt membrane and covered by up to one meter of fine gravel and sand. The site will then be planted with sea grass to create an incredible waterfront park.