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Authenticity, the blog of the City of Vancouver Archives, has this today.  Thanks to writer Sharon Walz.

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to make available a significant volume of records from the City’s Planning Department. The Department has been responsible for land use planning, administering the Zoning and Development By-law and administering development services since 1952. . .

. . .  These records cover some of the critical issues that faced the City’s development in the second half of the 20th century, and we hope you find the records provide valuable background information behind the decisions that have shaped the City for the last 60 years.

Old Cambie St. swing bridge, 1983. Photo by S. J. Morgan.

Vancouver’s 1911-1984 Cambie Street Bridge with BC Place Stadium, on 31 Dec. 1983. Photo by Steve Morgan (click image for larger version)

Fascinating photo:  note the stadium amid the piles of lumber and log booms in areas where seawalls, parks and boat parking exist today.  I like the modern-day version of this area much better — excellent planning, I’d say.