What’s up at council this week? (July 13)

With a slew of public hearings, a regular meeting and council workshop, it’s one of the busiest weeks of the year on the municipal calendar.

District of West Vancouver

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There is no regular council meeting scheduled for the coming week but West Vancouver has two major public hearings scheduled.

On Tuesday night, council will hear from the public on their own affordable housing proposal at 2195 Gordon Ave. The project consists of 167 rental units offered at 70 per cent of market rates and 50 strata units.

On Thursday night, council will hold a public hearing for Park Royal’s proposal to add an extra five storeys each to the already-under construction 11-and 14-storey towers at the former White Spot location.

Anyone wanting to take part in the public hearings can sign up here


District of North Vancouver

North Vancouver District council members don’t have a regular meeting scheduled for Monday although elected memebrs will meet as a committee at 5 p.m.

At that meeting, council members will be asked to give their feedback on three housing proposals sitting in the pre-application phase of the redevelopment process. Those propsoals include an 80-unit, six-storey rental building including eight non-market rental units at 1547-1599 Crown St., a 362-bed student housing building on the north portion of the Capilano University campus and a heritage revitalization project that would see two fourplex designed by archtitect Fred Hollingsworth restored and given permanent protection as part of a larger project that includes either 25 duplexes or 33 rowhouses at 3700-3718 Edgemont Blvd.

Council will also get an update from staff regarding recycling in the District.

On Tuesday night, there will be two public hearings held for proposed pot shops: A Hobo Cannabis Co. at 1629 Marine Dr. and a Budhouse at 1199 Marine Drive.

The public hearings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to address council must contact the municipal clerk at gordonja@dnv.org by noon on Tuesday


City of North Vancouver

City council members meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a regular meeting and pause for a public hearing at 6 p.m. That hearing is for a subdivision of a single-family lot at 905 Ridgeway Ave. to include three detached homes and a secondary suite.

Council will hear an update from staff on their environmental strategy going forward, and vote on whether to put off holding any potential tax sales for property owners who are delinquent in paying their 2020 taxes.

Council is being asked to transfer $228,000 of capital funds for projects to be reallocated to the new North Shore cross-jurisdictional SteeringCommittee and Working Group on homelessness.

And elected members will debate whether sign a memorandum of understanding with B.C. Housing that could see a new affordable ownership model of housing introduced in the city.

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