Development and Town Planning

Meet the town planner, and join the LV Community Association!

April 26, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Lynn Valley Community Association annual general meeting is coming up on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Please consider getting involved as a member – or even a board member! – to help keep Lynn Valley a community that…

Emery Village development info session planned

March 29, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LV Community Association president Gillian Konst asked us to pass along an invitation to learn more about the redevelopment proposed for Emery Village (the rental housing area that is currently east of Mountain Hwy and 24th Street, off Emery Place)….

Keep your finger on the pulse of development in Lynn Valley

February 17, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Mairi Welman, North Van District’s communications manager, recently let us know about two new online tools you can use to keep abreast of issues affecting your neighbourhood. If you’d like to receive email notifications of new development applications in Lynn Valley,…

Open Houses held to demo highway improvements

February 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With the recent announcement about increased funding that will allow for a smoother flow of  traffic up to and around the Ironworkers Memorial bridge, two meetings have been scheduled to update the public and answer questions. Please see this Lynn…

Argyle school replacement subject of open house

November 13, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The community has long been awaiting news of the fate of Argyle Secondary. The school district is inviting local citizens to an open house and presentation that will explain the proposal and offer the opportunity to ask questions and put…

Lynn Valley Road loses 80 trees for new bike lanes

November 8, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley Road leading into the community from the Upper Levels looks much different with the removal of 80 trees in the centre median. Why were the trees cut? Two new bike lanes are being installed on both sides of…

DNV sets library land sale record straight

February 23, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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…

New highway interchanges will affect Lynn Valley traffic flow

February 3, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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…

Bosa’s Lynn Valley Town Centre

September 10, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’re like us, you’re curious to learn more about the Bosa redevelopment that will help shape the core of our neighbourhood into a “mountain village” town centre. Through our cooperation with Bosa Development and Magnum Projects, we’ve got the…

Mountain Court goes to public hearing

June 12, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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…

Polygon CEO likes seeing North Van kids come home

May 2, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

When he was growing up in North Van, Neil Chrystal remembers that “Lynn Valley was the tough community where you didn’t want to go.” Now, as the CEO of Polygon Homes, Neil lauds the decades-long transformation that has vaulted the…

Bosa contest winner announced!

February 26, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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…

Argyle: Replace or Upgrade?

February 24, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A notice from the North Shore School District: Future Plans … To Upgrade or Replace École Argyle Secondary School?? If you have a current or future Argyle PIPER in your family, the Argyle Parent Advisory Council invites you to attend…

Mountain Court, Harold Rd. redevelopments discussed

December 3, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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…

Lynn Valley Mall redevelopment gets seven thumbs up

June 11, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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. A special…

Learn about Keith Road Bridge replacement at Open House

May 5, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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…

Input on Argyle rebuild invited

April 23, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A letter from North Vancouver’s Superintendent of Schools…. Dear Parents/Guardians/Residents in the Argyle Family of Schools Community: On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to invite you to attend an Argyle Family of Schools meeting on: Wednesday,…

Public speaks to mall redevelopment

April 16, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Passion was evident at last night’s public hearing into Bosa’s proposed redevelopment of Lynn Valley Mall, a culminating point in what has been an exhaustive and exhausting journey for North Van District staff and council, the developer, and the community…

Learn about Argyle school redevelopment plan

April 14, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Lynn Valley Community Association is hosting an evening information session for local residents wanting to know more about the planned redevelopment of Argyle Secondary School. The event will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the…

LV mall proposal goes to public hearing

April 1, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This in from the North Van District website: The rezoning proposal for the Bosa development (1175 Lynn Valley Road and 1280 East 27th Street) received first reading at Council on Monday, March 24, 2014. The development proposal has been referred…

LV United Church hearing adjourned until April

March 19, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A full house packed North Vancouver District council chambers on Tuesday, March 18 for the public hearing regarding the redevelopment of the Lynn Valley United Church property. At stake is the rezoning that would allow the church to proceed with…

Crowd of 500+ hears Bosa proposal for Lynn Valley mall

February 21, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Four hundred chairs had been set out, but they proved unequal to the task of seating the overflow crowd of residents who came out Wednesday night to learn more about the Bosa Developments proposal for the transformation of Lynn Valley…

DNV votes for ‘Flexible Framework’ plan in town centre

October 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last night the District of North Vancouver Council considered a staff report that detailed financial and other impacts that would result from the adoption of a five-storey town centre height restriction versus a model that is predominantly five storeys, with…

Council ponders LV town centre feedback

September 27, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

North Vancouver District Council is on the hot seat as it ponders a report describing options for the implementation of the Official Community Plan (OCP) in Lynn Valley. The report was presented at a regular council meeting on September 23,…

Lynn Valley gets first glimpse of mall sketches

September 14, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

About 200 people came out on Thursday, Sept. 12 to an informal presentation that brought residents up to date on the evolving proposals for the Lynn Valley Mall of the future. While host Mark Sager, who is handling public consultation…

Nat Bosa a “different cat” on local development scene

August 27, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife  likes to profile notable neighbours who play interesting roles in our community. If you’d like to know more about someone who makes a contribution in our neighbourhood, in large ways or small, drop us a line at info@LynnValleyLife.com. He…

Lynn Valley’s ‘small-town feel’ – what’s it worth to you?

July 1, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Watching a Canada Day parade, one can’t help but reflect on the many contrasting strands that weave together to make our sea-to-sea-to-sea country something to be proud of. It’s right there on the pavement in front of you, marching behind…

Resident reflects on highjack of highrise conversation

June 27, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This was submitted to LynnValleyLife by Dan Ellis; it is a copy of his recent submission to North Vancouver District Council. *** I’m the Chair of the Official Community Plan Implementation Committee, who are 15 citizens appointed by Council to…

LV town centre planning: a range of perspectives

June 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

UPDATED: June 28, 2013 You’ve seen the signs around the neighbourhood, the pamphlets in your mailbox, and the emails in your inbox. As public consultation regarding the implementation plan for Lynn Valley’s town centre intensifies, a range of views are being…

Town centre proposal can bring vitality, says Gilmour

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  This email was sent by John Gilmour to LynnValleyLife and to many of the other Lynn Valley citizens in his network. We have reproduced it here to illustrate our story about the divergent views being expressed in the neighbourhood….

Interesting online option for sharing town centre views

June 4, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’ve been promoting the two most recent opportunities presented for Lynn Valley residents to get involved in shaping Lynn Valley’s future – those are the NVD June Open Houses, and Mark Sager’s Bosa-sponsored storefront in Lynn Valley Centre. It’s our…

Town centre feedback invited at June open houses

May 18, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

As promised, North Vancouver District has expanded the time frame for public consultation on the issue of how the municipality’s Official Community Plan will be implemented in Lynn Valley town centre. We hope that people will share their views and…

Mark Sager given mandate to gather public planning views

April 26, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last fall, Canada Safeway and Bosa Development sent North Vancouver District some preliminary applications for a newly imagined Lynn Valley Mall area. Their plans called for high-rise towers that got the ‘thumbs-up’ from some residents, but also resulted in an…

What does future hold for the Black Bear Pub?

January 31, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Ever since the Lynn Valley town planning process first got under way, queries and rumours have been floating around regarding the neighbourhood’s favourite ‘local.’ What, people wonder anxiously, will become of the Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub if redevelopment proposals for Lynn…

Public hearing held for 27th and Mountain Hwy

January 21, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Polygon, the developer behind The Branches residence across from Safeway on 27th Street, has proposed another multi-family complex on the corner of Mountain Highway and 27th Street. An open house to discuss the four and five-storey buildings was held on…

Your views: citizens weigh in on town planning

January 18, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We recently reported on North Vancouver District Council’s January 7 vote to extend the community consultation period regarding Lynn Valley town planning proposals. LynnValleyLife invited readers to familiarize themselves with the relevant issues and background information and then to fill…

Council votes to extend LV town planning consultation

January 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

North Vancouver District Council members sat in front of a packed house at their first regular council meeting since the Christmas break. Most people in attendance at the Jan. 7th meeting were there to demonstrate their interest in the future…

Wanted: your thoughtful views on LV development plan

January 3, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

For a number of years, North Vancouver District planners worked on an Official Community Plan for the municipality, which was formally approved by council in June 2011. That OCP then became the foundation for the further planning of ‘town centre’…

LV town centre at the preliminary application stage

November 5, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

At LynnValleyLife, our goal is to bring our readers easy-to-understand, but thorough information regarding all the important developments in the implementation of the Lynn Valley Town Centre plans. Last month, we wrote this blog post that provided some context to the…

Lynn Valley property rezoning process explained

August 23, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Not so long ago, LynnValleyLife told readers about a public information meeting that Polygon Properties was holding to discuss a potential redevelopment of the land at the southwest corner of Mountain Highway and 27th. The event was held in the…

Visions of the valley await your voices and views

April 28, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There was quite a buzz around the boards set up near the Lynn Valley Mall centre court today, as district planners toured visitors around several graphic displays that gave glimpses into the future of Lynn Valley Town Centre. Since the…

Doctor gives Lynn Valley clean bill of health

March 2, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY ANDREA WINTERBOTTOM, Contributing Writer: A recent talk by Dr. O’Connor, Medical Health Officer for the North Shore, helped a group of Lynn Valley residents gauge the health of their neighbourhood. The talk and slide show (depicting the transformation from…