Perhaps we should begin renaming the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands “The Darwin I.O.U. Neighbourhood Lands” The AUDACITY of Darwin proposing such a MAXIMUM SIZED development that could (will) include a 32 high storey condo PROVES just how deep they are into the mayor’s IOU pockets; with his city planners falling over backwards desperately seeking their nefarious commandant’s approval on this project!
Read’em and Weep: HARRY JEROME NEIGHBOURHOOD LANDS PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND POTENTIAL AMENITIES: THAT my staff proceed with processing a rezoning and Official Community Plan amendment for the Harry Jerome Lands substantially as outlined in the report of the Director, Planning dated March 7, 2018, including:
– density of up to 2.5 FSR, including additional density to secure on-site amenities; (OMG)
– tower heights of up to 32 storey;
– creation of transferable density on the future Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre site – WTF!
Is this the beginning of city management showering final tributes to their leader who will be first and foremost remembered for his “4 to 3” OCP anarchism, city parking shortages, never taking advantage of provincial or federal affordable rental housing monies. While a growing number of local businesses are unable to maintain or afford part-time help – driving business off our shore. Topped off by his campaign donor developer lane closures, paralyzing traffic flows i.e. slow motioning getting anywhere on time which has also had an untimely adverse effect on our ambulance, police and fire departments emergency vehicles performance.
Under mayor MASSassto’s regime there has been absolutely NO REGARD to the fact we are already well over 2041 Regional Strategy (density/population) Levels… much like our OCP Guidelines a FARCICAL SHAM! #replaceOCP2019
Now we’ll have to wait and see which corner office position Grinch has accepted. Could it be at Onni/RPMG or Translink… I mean really, who else would be willing to use his convolute talents? Wait a minute, oh yeah, Polygon, Anthem, Concert, Hollyburn, BCLC casinos or will he eventually end up in an executive suite on the 24th or is it 32nd floor at the Darwin Neighbourhood Lands? #WeHaveHadEnoughOfMayorMussatto
Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre accessibility is on a collusion course with cyclists according to many seniors who use the SHSAC on a regular basis. And what is so asinine about this is WHY the city wants to proceed with this BLACK TOP BIKE PATH when city council is proposing REDEVELOPMENT of these lands along with the HJCRC by campaign double dipper donor Darwin Properties. Is it not conceivable this pathway may need to be altered, re-worked into the developer’s final pedestrian/traffic flow schematics. Or is the mayor that convinced these lands will not be handed over to Darwin Properties. i.e. The mayor and his Team Slate Collusion have already decided 4 to 3 in not having a new HJCRCentre at this location? In the meantime our infamous mayor’s Black Necklace final link will not be deterred or denied… all hail Commandant Mussatto’s dam bike legacy!
A consequence that should bare validity after October 20th city elections re: our city’s daily less than “2% cyclists.”
Again… any chance for an Integrated North Shore Planning Project to have any kind of success especially within our city limits, it must first REALIZE ALL future and proposed High Rise Developments must be STOPPED dead in their tracks! A number of projects come to mind, one being an unwanted casino (with hotel?), another is the proposed too big for its britches massive Harry Jerome Rec Centre. And where HJCRC and seniors lawn bowling have been located for over 50 years is where double dipping campaign donor Darwin Properties want to add around 1,500 MORE residents to our already 2041 growth rate – enough density!
My sources are not always right on target but I still trust them over anything written in the NSNews. My apologizes as now the question is: who in the hell besides “double donor dipping” Darwin Properties is going to be there since MOST city residents will STILL be commuting, congested in homeward bound traffic.
CBC Vancouver Municipal Affairs reporter Justin McElroy writes: “Is there hope for a North Shore transportation solution anytime soon?” While of course not, and not for decades thanks to the likes of our mayor and his controlling Team Slate City Council Hijackers Buchanan, Keating, Back.
I was taken aback by bullshitter Mussatto’s falsehood quip: “We’re trying to do work to find out what’s really going on with the traffic, what’s causing that, and we want to address solutions in a proper way.” Again BULLSHIT, he knows EXACTLY what has caused our traffic woes – his maniacal density push by autocratically strong-arming density levels beyond 2014 Regional Growth Strategy Levels and constructing FAILING $20+ million bike lanes! The essentials on which his legacy will forever and justifiably be judged.
And tonight there is a Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands Open House starting conveniently at 5:30 (no time for dinner having just been caught up in commuter gridlocked traffic). It is to be held at the North Vancouver School District Mountain View room on 2121 Lonsdale Ave. North Van…
From my POV it would be best if residents simply stayed away and enjoyed a family dinner at home or night out because it is “already a done deal” and the drawings DO NOT OFFER SOCIAL HOUSING. And the developer will be deflecting all “unforeseen, not our problem,” increased traffic congestion and guaranteed overcrowded busing. Any resident input much like Hollyburn’s Marlborough 3 apartment complex now under construction and about to bottleneck traffic along Lonsdale and 13 St. will be graciously received with disingenuous deaf ears! Remember Darwin Properties INVESTED not once but TWICE into the willing hostage takeover of our mayor’s 2014 campaign. #CNVSOL