TransLink is in negotiations to sell the Albion Ferry site.
Because it is a land negotiation, TransLink can't give any details on the negotiations, or reveal whom they are talking to, said the transit authority's spokesperson Derek Zabel. However, he did confirm that negotiations have been ongoing for a couple months.
The Albion Ferry closed a few months after the opening of the Golden Ears Bridge in 2009.
The previous Maple Ridge council gave their input to TransLink about the site, said Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin.
He added that the former ferry site is "a regional asset," which could be turned into a public asset.
"We wanted to ensure all possibilities and opportunities were explored," Daykin said about council's communication with TransLink.
Daykin said the site, which is half an acre in size, would be a great spot for tourism activity, or to make a connection to the other side of the river.
"We have a great asset in the river," he added.
Daykin said he hoped there would be some kind of "creative, out-of-the-box" use for the lot, perhaps tying it in with the Experience the Fraser initiative, or complementing Bruce's Market and the Kingfisher Waterfront Bar and Grill that is next to the former ferry site.