Municipal News- City of North Vancouver
April 1, 2020
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March 27 Public hearings on Hold during COVID-19 https://www.cnv.org/your-government/news-room/whats-new/2020/3/27/public-hearings-on-hold-during-covid19
March 23rd – Metro Mayors Ask Province to Provide Urgent COVID 19 Fiscal Support https://www.cnv.org/your-government/news-room/news-releases/2020/3/23/metro-mayors-ask-province-to-provide-urgent-covid-19-fiscal-support
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November 25, 2019
Balanced Housing Lab
The Balanced Housing Lab initiative was introduced at the recent North Vancouver UDI Liaison meeting. The project will develop implementable housing solutions for working individuals on the North Shore. This work will be facilitated by Urban Matters and will involve West Vancouver, the Squamish Nation, School District 44, provincial and federal politicians, BC Housing, the UBC Housing Research Collaborative, and thought leaders in business, real estate, planning, and others with a direct connection to the issue or implementing solutions.
Sessions will begin in December and will run until March 2020. For a full list of sessions and details on how to participate, please visit the City’s webpage. Application deadline is December 2, 2019.
October 29, 2019
Building Housing Lab
City staff provided a presentation on a new council initiative entitled the Balanced Housing Lab. This project will seek to identify opportunities and high impact actions to address the urgent need for housing facing low and moderate income earners. Some strategic goals include:
- Generate innovative workforce housing solutions through co-creation and collective action
- Involve diverse array of stakeholders, including individuals with lived experience
- Increase rental and ownership options for individuals and families with annual incomes between $50,000 – $100,000
- Partner with all levels of government and other stakeholders to implement solutions
City staff will be recruiting participants from industry to test ideas that arise from the Lab. Members of the UDI City of North Vancouver Liaison committee will be participating in this initiative. Please contact Marissa Chan-Kent for further information.
December 10, 2018
Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy
On December 10, the City of North Vancouver Council will be presented with a report regarding electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements for new developments. The recommendations in the report include amending the Zoning Bylaw to require 100% of residential parking spaces and parking spaces for shared vehicles to be equipped with an energized outlet capable of providing Level 2 charging or a higher charging level for an electric vehicle. The requirement would include parking spaces in single family homes, duplexes, multi-family buildings and parking spaces for shared vehicles, and exclude residential visitor parking spaces and parking spaces for secondary suites. Equipping all residential parking spaces with electric vehicle charging infrastructure is recommended as the simplest, most equitable, future-proof and cost-effective approach. The requirement would allow for energy management systems which reduce the electrical supply required by buildings and associated costs. The report also recommends amending the Sustainable Development Guidelines to include a measure that 20% of commercial parking spaces and 20% of residential visitor parking spaces are equipped with energized outlets capable of providing Level 2 charging or a higher charging level for an electric vehicle. UDI had the opportunity to provide feedback to city staff during the creation of this report. If you have any questions, please contact Marissa Chan-Kent at 604.661.3033.