DNV sets library land sale record straight

Mairi Welman, communications manager with North Vancouver District, contacted LynnValleyLife with concerns regarding the circulation of an email containing false allegations of North Vancouver District wrongdoing in the sale of the former library property at 27th and Mountain Highway to the Bosa Development Corporation.

Marie emphasizes that these claims (including, we note from reading the email in question, that council “decided to give away a prime piece of real estate for free”) are “absolutely not true,” and that “all relevant policies, laws and regulations were followed.” She asks us to pass along the following information to Lynn Valley residents:

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New highway interchanges will affect Lynn Valley traffic flow

By Sue Ronson, Contributing Writer

There are big plans for the multitude of entrances and exits at the north end of the Iron Workers Memorial/Second Narrows Bridge. And let’s just say up front that it’s not going to be easy getting through all this construction, but in the end we think Lynn Valleyites will agree that it’s all been worth it.

This is a $150 million project. And it’s going to take five years. It’s also going to happen in stages:

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Mountain Court goes to public hearing

Interested in the local townscape? Polygon Properties will be at District Council on Tuesday, June 16 at 7pm, hoping that their bid to redevelop the site on 27th Street across from Safeway will be supported.

You can learn more about the proposal here. As envisioned in the Official Community Plan for Lynn Valley, the site would include new road connectors and pedestrian pathways to facilitate traffic flow within the evolving town centre.

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Bosa contest winner announced!

We’re thrilled for Ginger Campbell, who ended this week $2,500 richer! (Sorry, we reported the wrong surname earlier!)

The Lynn Valley resident won the prize in a random draw, thanks to participating in Bosa’s recent contest soliciting potential names for the new development planned for the Zellers end of Lynn Valley Mall.

We don’t know what name Ginger suggested, but we can tell you that the new development will be called The Residences at Lynn Valley. For more information about the project, being described as a “mountain village” with a residential component above a  grocery store and other retail outlets, click here. The development will also include an extensive, staged renovation of the entire shopping mall.

Ginger Shaw

Ginger Campbell, left, accepts her $2,500 prizewinnings for participating in Bosa’s recent contest to name the new residential development at Lynn Valley Mall. Beside her is Lisa Murrell, Bosa Development Corp’s sales and marketing manager.

 

 

Mountain Court, Harold Rd. redevelopments discussed

Two public information sessions regarding neighbourhood redevelopment proposals are being hosted by the developers. These are not public hearings, but presentations that describe the proposals, and offer the chance for discussion and questions.

Mountain Court redevelopment proposed

Polygon Development 251 is proposing to consolidate and redevelop the Mountain Court property at 1241‐1277 East 27th Street, along with the neighbouring triplex at 1295‐1289 East 27th Street. A public information meeting regarding the proposal is being held at Kiwanis Lynn Manor Auditorium (2555 Whiteley Court) on Wednesday, December 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The following is excerpted from the development information package:

The proposal consists of four buildings with five story massing and a total of 321 residential units. Three of the buildings will be comprised of 246 market condominium homes, and one building will be comprised of 75 rental apartment homes.

As per the Lynn Valley Implementation Plan, the development integrates the proposed road network with Lynn Valley Mall to the north. This road will bisect the site and create two new lots, which are further divided by an east/west pedestrian ROW. A new municipal street will run east/west along the southern end of the site and will ultimately serve as a connection between Whiteley Court and Mountain Highway.

The architecture of the development is defined as contemporary urban design in a West Coast context. It is designed to fit into the Lynn Valley community and provides a unique neighbourhood feeling. Parking will be underground accessed from two points.

For more details on the development, click here.

Homefield proposes Harold Road redevelopment

Another information night will be taking place on Thursday, December 11 at Mollie Nye House, at 7 p.m. The proposal concerns property at 1203 and 1207 Harold Road, and involves eight residential townhome developments.

For more information on this proposal, click here.

 

Lynn Valley Mall redevelopment gets seven thumbs up

After years of extensive public consultation and study, in the end it took North Vancouver District’s seven councillors less than an hour to unanimously approve four bylaws that will allow Bosa Development’s Lynn Valley Mall development to proceed.

YesA special council meeting was held on the evening of Tuesday, June 10 with only one order of business: to vote for or against the redevelopment project, which includes a complete overhaul of the mall, mixed residential-retail usage, two 12-storey buildings, a new High Street connecting Lynn Valley Road and 27th Street, and a variety of public amenities.

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Learn about Keith Road Bridge replacement at Open House

Wondering what’s going on with the Keith Road Bridge project? For everyone who is anxious about traffic congestion up Mountain Highway, here is a great resource – a website with tons of info about the bridge replacement project (including a swishy video) and links to traffic studies and other info.

An open house regarding the project will take place Thursday, May 15 from 5 to 8 pm at the Holiday Inn on Lillooet Road.