On Monday, October 21, 2013 Council gave first reading to the development bylaws and set the date for a Public Hearing and Public Meeting as follows:
Public Hearing and Public Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Main Theatre of the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
The applicant hosted two public information meetings prior to the Public Hearing. The meetings gve residents an opportunity to learn about the proposed development and ask questions of the applicant in an open house format. Meetings were held:
Public Information Meetings
West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Staff reported back on Monday, June 17, 2013 to provide Council with the outcome of the Design Review Committee’s May 30 consideration of the revised proposal, to recommend final refinements to the proposal, to affirm next steps, and to recommend that staff be directed to begin preparation of the necessary implementing bylaws and permits.
Staff reported back to Council on May 13, 2013 with the revised submission provided by Grosvenor in response to Council’s direction on March 4, 2013. Council directed that the project be referred this May to the Design Review Committee for additional feedback before returning to Council in June or July for next steps and possible direction to prepare bylaws.
As directed by Council, the application went before the Design Review Committee for the first time on December 13 and a variety of feedback was received. It is anticipated that staff will be reporting back to Council with more information and suggested design revisions in March 2013. Any future revisions to the proposal may require additional review by the Design Review Committee.
November 2012 update and documents:
The Public Hearing and Public Meeting closed on November 21. The subject bylaws are scheduled for consideration of second and third reading at the December 2, 2013 Council meeting.
The application will first appear at the November 19, 2012 regular meeting of Council with the purpose of describing the project to Mayor and Council and to recommend a public consultation process to engage residents and receive feedback. The report and attachments are available below.
The District of West Vancouver has received a development permit application from Grosvenor Capital Corporation for redevelopment of the 1300 Block of Marine Drive in Ambleside Village. Council approved the sale of the District-owned lands on the 1300 Block to Grosvenor in March 2012 in order to revitalize this key block, which is the entrance to Ambleside, and to further the goals of the District’s Ambleside Village Centre Strategy, which seeks to:
Maximize the 1300 Block’s potential
Increase housing options in Ambleside Village
Create opportunities for vibrant local business
Improve connections between Marine Drive and the waterfront
Create better pedestrian access and cycling routes
Promote new green building standards
A report to Council on the application is anticipated before year-end, at which time Council may direct the commencement of a public consultation process on the project, request additional technical review, or reject the application.
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