Whether it's ziplines and volleyball or gardens and teahouses, the City of North Vancouver is looking for a vision for its central waterfront.
The city hosted a wellattended meeting Monday night to introduce residents to Roger Brooks, the consultant and destination marketing guru, who will shepherd this city through the visioning process.
Right now, the slate is largely blank with only questions Brooks and the city would like answered. To gather the info they need to answer those questions, the city has launched a survey at cnv.org/CentralWaterfrontSurvey. The survey opened online in late August and will remain open until Oct. 5. Some aspects of the waterfront's future have already been decided including the eventual relocation of Presentation House Gallery and the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, but there are large undeveloped portions of strip from Lot 5 to Waterfront Park that will be included in the vision and branding process.
The city has also struck a brand development committee made up of business and residents involved in the area, which will act as a "brain trust" to assist Brooks in his research.
Anyone with any idea to share is encouraged to share it now, while the window of opportunity is still open, said Barbara Pearce, director of special projects.
"I think the most important thing for residents to see is that this is really the time that they need to start sending in their ideas, and that survey is really critical. .. because they're listening to everybody right now. They're looking for thousands of ideas and they will be boiling it down to the consistent things," Pearce said.
See also our related story on the Foot of Lonsdale on page 10
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