City of North Vancouver hands out Onni amenities

City of North Vancouver hands out Onni amenities.

Voices comment:

These amenities have a value of more than $10 million.. could not more have been done with this amount? The density bonus provided to Onni was: Onni receives:
5 additional tower floors – the City receives 37 daycare spaces
5.4 additional tower floors – the City receives 10,000 square feet of ‘affordable housing’ 
Childcare for 37 children and possibly 15 units?

As former City councillor Stella Jo Dean said in the public hearing:
“Onni is also proposing a daycare with 5,000 sq ft of interior and 5,500 sq ft of exterior space. For this, Onni feels entitled to a 40,000 sq ft bonus. Additionally the developer is offering 10,000 sq ft of social housing for 10-15 units, for which they want 42,500 sq ft of bonus density. These amenities will benefit very few people at the expense of taxpayers as these two parts ofthe development will generate zero tax revenue for the City. I am not againstsocial housing and daycare. These are certainly things we need, but this is just a bad deal for the city. Onni will be making out like a bandit”.

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