Lynn Valley Town Centre Implementation Planning
Draft Elements of Implementation Plan - Lynn Valley Town Centre
Thank you to all who participated in the recent Open Houses and Heart and Stroke Foundation Conversation Café.
Display boards from the Lynn Valley Town Centre Open House Series held in April and May, 2012 and the Conversation Café held on May 1, 2012 are available here. An interactive digital model is also available. The Conversation Cafe keynote speaker Dr. O’Connor’s presentation is available here. To learn more about Town and Village Centre Implementation Planning visit the Official Community Plan web site click on icon below:
The staff report outlining the upcoming engagement on the Lynn Valley Town Centre Implementation Plan is available at: Agenda Addendum - Special Meeting of Council – December 12th, 2012 (see item 1.8). This item was provided for information only and will be discussed at the Regular Council meeting on January 7th, 2013.
Recent Planning Inquiries in the Lynn Valley Town Centre
Recent planning inquiries in Lynn Valley Town Centre include mixed-use redevelopment of the Safeway site as well as the south end of the Lynn Valley Centre, including the Zellers site. Conceptually, both of these inquiries are consistent with the illustrative explorations presented to the public as part of the Draft Implementation Plan for Lynn Valley Town Centre in April and May. These planning inquiries, or preliminary applications, are initial concept sketches submitted by the landowners to get early feedback on technical issues and opportunities including urban design, infrastructure requirements, traffic planning, and OCP directions. While preliminary applications are typically introductory in nature, encouraged to be conceptual and subject to change, they are referred to adjacent neighbours (within a 75 metre radius) and local community associations for early comment and feedback.
To view the pre-notification letter for the existing Safeway store (1170 E. 27th Street) click here.
To view the pre-notification letter for Lynn Valley Centre (Zellers, existing parking garage) (1175 Lynn Valley Road) and the former District of North Vancouver public library (1280 E. 27th Street) click here.
If you have questions, need additional information or would like to provide your comments at this preliminary stage, please contact Michael Hartford, Community Planner at the District of North Vancouver by the end of October.
Michael Hartford, Community Planner
Implementation Planning for Lynn Valley Town Centre Underway
Lynn Valley is one of two designated Town Centres in the Official Community Plan. Regionally, Lynn Valley is also identified as the District’s Municipal Town Centre, which is a municipal-wide centre that provides local businesses, services and community facilities together with opportunities for medium and higher-density residential development. Lynn Valley Town Centre is envisioned as a well-designed pedestrian, biking and transit-oriented mixed use centre in the heart of Lynn Valley that celebrates its natural and cultural setting and strong sense of community. Building on the existing strong commercial core and civic uses, a mix of new residential, commercial and employment uses, park and community space and green building design and infrastructure will create a more vibrant and complete community. Council approved the vision, Town Centre policies, land use map and mobility network on June 27, 2011 for Lynn Valley. Work is now underway to prepare a detailed Centre’s Implementation Plan. The land use concept, mobility network concept and policy directions contained in Schedule A of the OCP for Lynn Valley provide the building blocks for this work. The Plan, once completed, will include detailed design guidelines, community amenities and development contributions, transit integration, servicing, infrastructure, rainwater management and phasing strategies for development over the next 20 years.
The Lynn Valley Town Centre Plan section of the OCP is available here.
Lynn Valley Town Centre Land Use Map - From OCP
Lynn Valley Town Centre Mobility Network Map - From OCP
The Lynn Valley Town Centre study area map
Karen Rendek, Policy Planner, Sustainable Community Development Department
Council Approves District Official Community Plan: Summer 2011
Council approved the vision, town centre policies, land use map and mobility network on June 27, 2011 for Lynn Valley Town Centre.
Thank you all for your ongoing participation and input over the years to get us to this point! Special thanks to our dedicated Steering Committee members who have worked diligently over the last four years providing guidance and advice throughout the process.
Second Draft Concept Plan and Set of Preliminary Polices for Inclusion in OCP: Winter 2011
Based on the feedback from the Open House and online feedback from the event in late 2010, District staff refined the Lynn Valley Town Centre Area Draft Plan and developed a set of preliminary policies to guide the future of the Town Centre for inclusion in the draft Official Community Plan (OCP).
Click here draft policies from the Open House Event.
Draft Concept Plan for the Lynn Valley Town Centre Unveiled: Winter 2010
In late 2010, the District held the Lynn Valley Town Centre Area Draft Plan OPEN HOUSE. Over 120 participants registered for the event and almost as many completed feedback forms.
Click here for a complete set of the display board materials from the Open House Event.
Launch of Official Community Plan Identity DNV 2030: 2009 and new website: Identity.dnv.org
Work on the draft OCP identified the need for a new urban structure that recognizes a Network of Centres with connecting corridors as the building blocks of our community. This Network of Centres would create more complete, compact communities where people are located closer to jobs, shops and services. The Lynn Valley Town Centre is identified in the draft OCP as the District's Municipal Town Centre.
Community Conversations Continue: Spring 2009
Conversations about the future of Lynn Valley Town Centre continued at the DNV booth on Lynn Valley Day (May 30th). A copy of the visuals on display at Lynn Valley Days are available here.
Place-making Exercise with School Youth: Spring 2009
In an interactive workshop hosted by DNV planning staff, Ross Road Elementary School students used pictures to show what they wanted to see in their future Town Centre.
A summary of their work is found here.
Technical Reviews and development of a Draft Concept Plan: 2008
The District began economic and transportation analyses of the LVTC charrette results. The economic analysis anticipated a significant demand for new apartment units in the LVTC over the next 20 years, and also identified the need for higher densities to meet the desired amenity and community objectives for the Town Centre. The transportation analysis pointed to the need for an internal road network in the Town Centre to provide alternate routes for vehicles to circulate in and around the Town Centre, as well as a need for increasing alternate mode shares (transit, cycling and walking).
In late 2008, the District retained Ramsay Worden Architects to continue work on the Town Centre Plan, building on the results of economical and transportation analyses. This work included the development of a draft Concept Plan for Lynn Valley Town Centre, an exploration of mobility network options and housing types/built forms and sample illustration sketches.
Lynn Valley Town Centre Charrette - Sept 27 to Oct 2, 2007
A design charrette event was held in 2007 with the Design Centre for Sustainability to explore opportunities for mixed use redevelopment of the Town Centre with a focus on a 'High Street' and a more pedestrian-oriented environment.
- Presentation materials from Oct 2nd - Project Context
- Presentation materials from Oct 2nd - Charrette Results
- Design brief, setting the parameters for the charrette - Design Brief
- A summary of comments received from the Public Meeting on Oct 2nd
- A summary of comments received from the public at the 'midcourse correction' public presentation held at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Community History Centre on September 29th Public Meeting.
Council Workshop - September 17th, 2007
District staff provided an update on the planning process to develop a Plan for the Lynn Valley Town Centre and provided a brief overview of the upcoming Charrette Event. To view presentation materials please click here.
Lynn Valley Town Centre Public Workshop #2: Imagining Your Town Centre
The second public workshop was held on June 21st, 2007 in the evening at Karen Magnussen Recreation Centre. There presentation materials are available here, as is a summary of comments from participants.
Lynn Valley Town Centre Public Workshop #1 – Community Priority Setting
The first public workshop was held on May 3rd, 2007 in the evening at Valley Church. To view presentation materials or the Lynn Valley Town Centre Charrette Decision Support Framework hand-out please click on appropriate links.