City of North Vancouver 2041?
Posted August 30:
We enquired about the status of road construction generally in Lower Lonsdale and received this response from Alex:
Thanks for your comment about the Lonsdale Median Project. We have included this project on web page you suggested be updated.
By way of short explanation, the project is scheduled to be completed next month with the contractor currently foreseeing a September 30th substantial completion date (that is, the time when the bulk of the work is to be completed). While the process may appear to be a ‘mess’, it is progressing on schedule, on budget and according to their submitted Traffic Management Plan with both directions of traffic being maintained during the course of construction. We recognize the impact this has on local businesses, residents and the traveling public. To that end, we have been working with Coast Mtn. Bus Company to relocate bus stops, inform them of changes and work on finding alternative routes. We have been in touch with local businesses and residents through signage, web updates, personal meetings and two Information Notices sent by mail. We hope that by doing this work now, we can get it done quickly while the relatively low traffic volumes of late Summer and good weather allow us to work as quickly as possible to complete the bus bulge installations, median reconstruction and repaving.
Thank you for this opportunity to update you on this project. If you or anyone at NV City Voices would like to speak or meet with me, please do not hesitate to call- I’m available to do so!
Alexander F. Kurnicki, MBCSLA
Streetscape Planner, Engineering, Parks and Environment
t: 604.983.7394 | c: 778.227.0669 | e: email@example.com
Posted August 26:
Upcoming: September 3: 6-8pm Town Hall Meeting Silver Harbour Seniors Activity 144 E 22nd for proposed development:
141 – 147 East 21st Street
The City of North Vancouver has received a Development Application to amend the Zoning Bylaw to permit a new six-storey residential rental apartment building with a total of 108 units. The proposed gross floor area of the development is 72,613 square feet or 2.53 Floor Space Ratio (FSR), of which 0.93 FSR is a requested density bonus for the provision of rental units. Access to below-grade residential parking is proposed from the lane, while visitor parking will also be accessed from the lane and is proposed to be at grade.
Upcoming: September 29 OCP Public Hearing, details under “CityShaping”
Posted August 23:
Declared new candidates to date are: Mayor: Kerry Morris (http://kerrymorris.ca/)
Councillor: Bill Bell (http://www.electbell.com/), Dorothy Bell (http://www.electbell.com/), Matt Clark (http://www.votemattclark.com/) , Iani Makris (http://voteforiani.com/), Tony Valente (http://tonyvalente.ca/)
Posted August 21:
The top category lately for views on this website have been “Election”. We are planning to run a list of candidates with a brief introduction of each, their website, and an answer to the question: ‘Will you accept donations from developers and/or unions’. We’ll publish the answers we receive under yes, no or no answer. Which should make it clear whether new candidates will follow the motion passed by Council in November 2013:
We are also running a series of articles written for the 2008 election by Andrea Lebowitz, a much missed community member, under “Election”.
New candidates are welcome to contact us, please answer our question in your communication with us.
Voices encourages debate on the important issues facing the city, and we want to help residents stay informed. All declared candidates for the CNV elections in November are welcome to submit links to their information materials. (posted under Election tab)
Council expenses now posted for 2nd quarter 2014:
How is your group going to deal with this issue? Can you have any influence on the decision? What do you need in order for it to be voted down?.This was our reply:.On how our group will deal with these issues – we’ll do what we have on previous similar proposals – show up at all the open houses and public hearings and provide detailed rebuttals. We’ll support the things that we think are good for the community and oppose the things that are not. If we feel height or floor space bonuses are being given to developers too cheaply, we’ll point that out and demand a better deal for the city. We’ll remind council about the overriding issues we have addressed consistently till now – traffic, community services falling behind, overpopulation, the glut of high-rise condos, etc.
On influencing the decision – we have had some success here and there, getting the city to slow down some of the development growth. We support candidates not funded by developers and unions..