We are a growing group of residents concerned about the direction in which our little City of 4 square miles is growing. Our vision is a livable community in which the needs and desires of residents have a greater influence in development decisions than the interests of those who profit from ever-increasing densification. We want residents to be empowered to have a real say in the shaping of their city.
Our immediate goal is to ensure the City’s new Official Community Plan: Puts limits on density – that is, does not treat increasing density as a priority goal, and does recognize we are already well ahead of the City’s own targets. Recognizes the need to conserve and properly utilize the City’s limited industrial land. Recognizes the importance of residents’ quality of life by adequately considering green space, traffic issues, protection of single-family neighbourhoods, and the provision of community services.
We are currently on track to exceed the Metro Vancouver growth and population targets for 2031 within the next few months:
Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy Projections:
City of North Vancouver
2021 2031 2041
Dwellings 25,600 28,000 30,200
Population 56,000 62,000 68,000
The City of North Vancouver estimated population in 2012 is 51,870*. Using City documents including: Public Hearing minutes, Council meeting minutes, Committee meeting minutes and current development applications – there are approximately 4,200 units currently approved or planned. Using the City’s statistic of 2.2 people per unit this equates to a population increase of 9,106. This will be an 18% increase from 2011.
The result: Including coach houses in the statistics means the City’s target for 2031 is already achieved.
*BC Stats Feb 2013