Two more six-storey rental buildings are headed for public hearings in the City of North Vancouver.
The projects in Upper Lonsdale and Mosquito Creek neighbourhoods passed their first votes at council on Monday (Sept. 21).
The first, at 705 West Third Ave., on the southwest corner of Marine Drive and Bewicke Avenue where the GardenWorks store currently sits, would include 70 purpose-built rentals (seven of which would be offered at below-market rates), plus a childcare facility with capacity for up to 144 kids, and two levels of parking.
Advancing the project to a public hearing passed 6-1 with only Mayor Linda Buchanan voting against it. Buchanan did not expound on her reasons for opposing the project, other than to say it had been through various iterations over the years.
“I'm not comfortable with it at this particular time, with what I'm seeing being presented,” she said.
The second, by Adera Projects Ltd., at 2762 Lonsdale Ave., would have 60 rental homes, including six below-market suites. If approved, the residents of 20 rental units in the existing 1969 building would be demovicted.
That project advanced to a public hearing with little discussion by council.