Expanding public parkland on the waterfront

Publish Date: 
Feb 1, 2017

The District has developed a proposed funding strategy to acquire the last two privately-held properties at 1444 and 1448 Argyle Avenue for public parkland. The District started acquiring the first of 32 Argyle properties in the mid-1970s pursuant to its long-standing Argyle acquisition policy.

The property known as Brissenden Park is located at 2519 and 2539 Rosebery Avenue and has not been generally used as a public park, nor has it been dedicated as a park.

The property is zoned for single-family residential use and is and would continue to be governed by the District’s Interim Tree Bylaw, in the same way the bylaw applies to any other residential property in West Vancouver (other than Development Permit areas).

The property was generously donated by Mr and Mrs Brissenden to the District in 1990. The proposed funding strategy creates an opportunity to recognize the contribution of the Brissendens by naming the area around the two Argyle properties “Brissenden Park”, and installing a commemorative plaque to explain the Brissendens’ initial and ultimate contribution to the community.

Come to an information meeting, find out more and provide your feedback.

  • Tuesday, February 7 | 5–7 p.m. West Vancouver Community Centre - Atrium, 2121 Marine Drive
  • Wednesday, February 8 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. Municipal Hall, 750-17th Street

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