DATES FOR HERITAGE PLANNING MEETINGS
Rather than support the National Historic Site application, the BC Provincial Government has hired a consultant to produce a “Heritage Conservation Plan” (HCP) for Riverview. One of the objectives of the HCP is to survey the public to learn what we value about the Riverview Lands and why. Critical public consultations took place during May and June 2012. The resulting report will be used to inform a Land Use Plan for Riverview that may be put forth within a year.
It is important that each of us express our opinion while critical decisions are still to be made. Once again, we need to send a message that the Riverview Lands should remain in public ownership and accessible, that they should continue to be dedicated to the needs of the mentally ill, and that the heritage trees, buildings, and landscapes should be preserved.
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND any Announced Government Open Houses.
Stay current and Ready to Act for the Riverview Site.
In the past, people have spoken strongly against market housing on the Riverview site - we hope the provincial government is listening as an important ecological, horticultural, and historical treasure would be lost forever. We can’t allow this to happen. The City of Coquitlam envisions a very different future for Riverview. In the 2005 Task Force Report, the Guiding Principles for future land use state:
The Riverview Tree Collection is located on the grounds of Riverview Hospital, a treatment facility for people with mental health challenges that is in active operation. Please respect the privacy of the Patients, this is their home. PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY