VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Bloedel Conservatory continues to struggle on. The Vancouver Park Board passed a motion Monday evening that basically ensures the building won’t be torn down.
Commissioner Loretta Woodcock says they’re now looking for a grant to make the dome more energy efficient.
“That’s so we can reduce the utility costs, which run to about $150,000 a year. It will not be torn down. It will remain,” she insists.
The board is still looking for tenders to take over the facility and run it as it is.
The request for expressions of interest expires on April 30th.
After that Woodcock says the future of the Bloedel will go back to the board for more consideration.
Last fall commissioners voted to shut the conservatory down citing a nearly $3-million shortfall in the budget.