Does anyone have any idea of what’s going on here?

There used to be a gas station on the NW corner of Davie and Burrard.  I remember when they tore the building down and scooped out all of the contaminated soil (gasoline had leaked from the underground storage tanks – it happens often):

Given the high price tag that likely accompanied this sweet piece of real estate (never mind the clean-up), I could only assume something would be built here soon.  Nine months would go by, and the lot would remain empty with nothing but a yellow metal fence enclosing it.  However, a week or so ago, something seemed to go up overnight – what could it be?

This looks suspiciously like a community garden.  After a quick browse about google, I couldn’t find anything that might answer my question.  Interestingly, I saw something similar next to the Granville Street Bridge (red circle):

I asked a friend that works for the city about this, but she had no idea what was going on.  Can a Terry* reader confirm my suspicions?

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: