Holding the line in central Lonsdale (post dated Jan 2013)
Central Lonsdale sits east and west of Lonsdale Avenue, the “spine” of the City of North Vancouver. North and south, it extends from Upper Levels Highway down to 8th Street. The area offers advantages as an urban village: good public transit, independent shops and services, recreation and culture, and proximity to downtown Vancouver (with Burrard Inlet serving as a buffer.)
But the neighbourhood and the city government face development pressures, and controversy came to a boil in December 2012. Onni, a major developer in the region, said it would withdraw an application to construct two condo towers (24 and 17 storeys, with 350 units), a six-storey office block and ground-floor retail space, citing “public abuse” and a “smear campaign” on the part of two members of Council.
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