CPC’s new Woodland property. Progress?

A document was circulated in early May 2013 titled “First depots to receive sequenced mail announced as plans to modernize delivery operations in Lower Mainland take shape”.

This document, written as a supervisory briefing note stated that the construction of the Pacific Processing Centre in Richmond was “coming along well”. It went on to list the first five depots to receive sequenced mail.

The depots listed are as follows:

  1. Delta LCD 1 – unchanged – implemented Oct. 20, 2014
  2. North Vancouver LCD 3 – relocation to Harbour Ave. – implemented Oct. 20, 2014
  3. North Vancouver LCD 4 – relocation to Harbour Ave. – implemented Oct. 20, 2014
  4. Port Moody – retrofit – Oct. 20, 2014
  5. White Rock – unchanged – implemented Nov. 17, 2014

What about Woodland? Well the document also contained the following paragraph:

Property acquired on Woodland Ave in Vancouver will serve as our downtown depot.  Depots currently housed in the plant (LCD 74, 99 and 31 as well as STN C and K) will be relocating to this new facility. Other FSAs could also be transferred on Woodland Ave – we are still assessing the best course of action.  Relocation and restructure dates have not yet been determined.

So I decided to pay the new location another visit. It had been several months since I last saw the property and quite frankly, I thought it was going to need major work before CPC could move in. It does not look like much has been done.

The South end (Hastings St.)

The West end.

The West end (McLean Dr.)

The North end.

The North end (Franklin St.)

The East end

The East end (Woodland Dr.)

It sure looks to this construction layman that they are a long way off from moving day.

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