The site is thought to have a wetland presence and higher archaeological probability. It’s also within a Critical Aquifer Recharge Area, which means it is an area within the city boundary that’s within 1,900 feet of a city water supply well.
The recharge area is meant to prevent the degradation and limit potential contaminants to groundwater, according to the city of Vancouver. All of the city’s drinking water comes from groundwater aquifers.
A technical analysis is required by the city for certain activities planned in the recharge area.