BC Place | Architect Magazine

The BC Place project took place over 16 weeks from start to finish, Howard Crosley, General Manager of BC Place, operated by PavCo, said. An unusual, secretive and flawed process? Before the casino deal was inked, PavCo had to seek approval from council for a land development project at BC Place. A rendering of the $600 million Parq Vancouver shows where the hotel-casino complex sits next to BC Place stadium in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming partnered with two David Podmore, chairman of the BC Pavilion Corp., landlord to BC Place Stadium and a proponent of the casino project, declined comment on the letter when contacted by CBC News Thursday night. The proposal would see Edgewater Casino relocated to a site adjacent to B.C. Place and expanded to a 680,000-square-foot complex, including two hotels, restaurants, and up to 1,500 slot machines PavCo, the Crown corporation that manages BC Place, confirmed today a 70-year lease agreement with Paragon Development Ltd. for two acres of the BC Place west side lands – the result of a competitive bidding process that attracted multiple proposals. The $450-million proposed project will feature two new internationally-branded hotels and a new gaming facility, subject to municipal approval. BC Place originally opened in 1983 and was the world’s largest air supported dome stadium until it closed in April 2010 for renovation after serving as a venue during the 2010 Olympic Games. The $563 million revitalization project also included a new all-weather turf playing surface, upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, lighting and sound systems, enhanced entrances and concourses The City of Vancouver has been privy to the proposed $450-million casino and hotel project west of B.C. Place. B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell and Minister of Housing and Social Development

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