The following specifications and details are whats planned for the Kanaka Workspaces.
The structures will be built entirely of concrete and steel , buy far the best materials to use for this type of use . These buildings will last for centuries .
This Business Park is located on a reclaimed gravel pit and is aprox. 650 ft above Sea Level , the majority of the existing Industrial areas in the Lower Mainland will be at risk in the event of a calamity because they are Planned and Built on lands that may flood . Not this site
The site borders a Greenbelt to the south and North Kanaka Creek parkland to the west . The Blue Mountain Community Forest is a 5 minute walk from your doorstep .
There are Bio-Swale ditches , Storm Pod retention systems for the rainwater that is collected from the roofs and the asphalt parking areas ., this allows the excess rain to seep into the ground naturally rather than surging into the near by North Kanaka Creek
There will be a drilled well for future use and separate rainwater collection systems . The site is serviced by City water , Terason Gas , BC Hydro and the cable suppliers .
There will be a small orchard , parkette , individual patio areas ( on blocks 200 , 300 , 400 and 500 ) and privacy fencing between those patio / leisure areas .
There will be a designated area for future vegetable gardens for the ambitious people who will have the drive to build and plant these areas for food production . There is city water at this area .
The Landscape Architects site plan will feature some green walls , mature trees , sierra walls , fruit trees , patios , cedar fencing and a variety of native , locally sourced plants that do well in our climate .
Bird and Bee boxes are being contemplated , the bees will need a competent bee keeper that will own and maintain the hives.