Neighbourhood Character Working Group


The purpose of the Neighbourhood Character Working Group is to research, propose, consider and review regulations and policies to enhance neighbourhood character and reduce the impacts of development in the District’s Single Family Dwelling Zones. The working group will engage the community and make recommendations to Council regarding the creation of new bylaws and policies and/or the amendment of existing bylaws and policies.


After an orientation session, the working group will review these terms of reference and prepare an initial work plan consistent with the duties described below.

The working group will review existing information regarding neighbourhood character in West Vancouver and options for education, awareness, policy and regulation targeted at mitigating the impacts of development on existing neighbourhoods. Information sources include:

  • the District of West Vancouver’s Official Community Plan as amended;
  • the District of West Vancouver’s Zoning Bylaw, as amended;
  • the District of West Vancouver’s Interim Tree Bylaw, as amended;
  • recent and relevant community demographic trends, housing and real estate trends, development industry practices and design standards;
  • best practices for developers (as related to site preparation, site development and property maintenance) from other jurisdictions and relevant organizations;
  • other relevant documents as appropriate.

Council Member

Councillor Peter Lambur

Citizen Members

Theodore Malapanis, Nancy Smeal, Patti Ulveland, Herb Locke, Louis Fourie, Susan Chunick, Stephen Nicholls, Russell Brink and Tom Dodd

Staff Liaison

Courtney Miller, Senior Sustainability Planner




Draft Terms of Reference

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 21
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Municipal Hall, Main Floor Conference Room–North, 750 17th Street

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