It seems many, many years since we presented the notion of Port Kanaka to the District of Maple Ridge. A bold plan no doubt.
At the time we researched other developers, planners and architects who had similar thoughts for their communities. We took a look at the Sawyer's Landing proposal in PItt Meadows; and we took a look at what was planned for the waterfront at Fort Langley.
It is now 2009, a few years later. Sawyer's Land is all but complete. The incredible waterfront development in Fort Langley is coming to an end. Maple Ridge? Sweet bugger all.
Fear of success continues to hold Maple Ridge in a vice-like stranglehold.