Harbourside Waterfront – An Evolving Vision for the Future of Harbourside

Details from this website (Concert Properties) of public consultation opportunities prior to the rezoning process:

http://harboursidewaterfront.com/

January 17, 2013  Open House from 5-8pm at Capilano Mall, Grande Court

February 2013 – Town Hall meeting date/location to be advised

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Following a successful Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment that recognized a broader range of uses, heights and densities at Harbourside, Concert has applied to rezone the 12-acre site in accordance with the vision shared by both the City of North Vancouver and community.

This proposal picks up where the OCP amendment leaves off and describes the specifics of how Harbourside could become a “complete community” with waterfront condominium and rental homes that would appeal to a broad spectrum of income levels and age groups, high-quality office space for a skilled workforce, boutique retail, restaurants and a full-service hotel.

While the rezoning application covers many important topics related to bringing this vision to fruition, particular focus was placed on the theme of connectivity – a fundamental aspect of any sustainable community. Concert has embraced the opportunity to both introduce and improve upon a variety of multi-modal transportation options at Harbourside to allow for enhanced connectivity by foot, bike, bus and car. Acknowledging that there are existing concerns around traffic congestion and parking at Harbourside, Concert is committed to alleviating concerns and to creating an environment that is superior to what currently exists.

As part of the rezoning process, Concert has proposed a range of community amenities which fall into four broad categories: adding economic value, enhancing public spaces, providing affordable housing and improving accessibility. In collaboration with the City, these amenity contributions will be refined and communicated to the public shortly.

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