Municipal News- District of North Vancouver
April 1, 2019
North Vancouver District Council Cancels Another Affordable Housing Project
North Vancouver District Council has reportedly cancelled another non-profit housing project which would have provided much needed rental housing for people on disability or income assistance, low-income seniors and youth. At the suggestion of the previous Council, Hollyburn Family Services had applied for provincial funding of the project, which the non-profit spent about a year and a half working on according to Hollyburn Family Service’s Executive Director, Nanette Taylor. “I’m very disappointed in the new district council.” Taylor said. “We’ll probably look at a different municipality.”
March 4, 2019
Upcoming Council workshops
On March 4, 2019 the District of North Vancouver will hold a Council workshop to discuss key issues, including the Official Community Plan (OCP). In a presentation to Council, District Staff will present option for a review of the current OCP, originally adopted in 2011. The agenda and presentation can be viewed here.
A second workshop will be held on March 5, 2019 to discuss development contributions (DCCs and CACs), and revenue generated by these fees. The agenda is also posted on the District of North Vancouver’s website.
February 18, 2019
Updated: Upcoming Council Workshops
Due to poor weather conditions, the District of North Vancouver has rescheduled a Council Workshop, on the Official Community Plan. This will now be combined with the Community Engagement Steps workshop on February 20.
February 5, 2019
Upcoming Council Workshops
The District of North Vancouver will be holding three open Council Workshops in February on topics related to development. If any of the following topics interest you we would encourage you to attend:
February 4 – Transportation Infrastructure
February 11 – Defining Terms (of Affordable Housing)
February 20 – Community Engagement Steps
January 21, 2019
Pace of Development Workshop
On January 14, the District of North Vancouver held a Pace of Development workshop to discuss ongoing projects in the District. City staff made a presentation to Council and there were discussions on the direction that Council would like to take going forward.
December 10, 2018
Rejected Project Applications
Earlier this month UDI and the GVHBA submitted a joint letter to the District of North Vancouver Mayor and Council, urging them to reconsider two rejected project applications. The rejection of these much-needed housing projects raised concerns over the municipality’s willingness to partner with home builders to deliver the added housing options that our communities desperately need.
October 15, 2018
Community Energy & Emissions Plan Survey
The District is in the process of developing a Community Energy & Emissions Plan (CEEP), and they have released a survey and are seeking responses by October 19. The survey covers a number of issues, including:
- Electric Vehicles;
- The Energy Step Code;
- Road Pricing;
- Improvements for transit users, cyclists, and pedestrians; and
- Compact Communities/Transit Oriented Development.