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Pier Park picks up fifth honour

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New Westminster's waterfront is transitioning from the city's industrial hub to residential and recreational uses, like the new Pier Park.
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Westminster Pier Park continues to collect accolades winning its fifth award in the past year.

The most recent came with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver giving the $25 million, 3.8 hectare facility built on the city's riverfront its excellence award in community parks.

"This award signifies the REGBV's appreciation of the role a project ike this can play in economic development and revitalization activities currently underway in our city," said city planner Lisa Spitale in a press release. "In terms of satisfying urban planning goals, it provides a wonderful public amenity for our growing community while making New Westminster's downtown attractive for investment."

It has also been recognized for awards by the Canadian Urban Institute, the Canadian Federation of Municipalities, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.

"We're proud of all the recognition that Westminster Pier Park has been getting and deservedly so," said acting mayor Jonathan Coté in a press release. "Since its opening this past June, residents and visitors alike have enthusiastically embraced our new park and it's proven to be a tremendous addition to our city."

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