In April 2011, North Vancouver city Council directed Onni to initiate a large scale communtity and business engagement project, to see what residents and business had to say about the proposal. Onni conducted an open house, and multiple group and individual meetings with key city stakeholders to hear comments and concerns.
Below are the 7 key concerns from this community engagement process. The entire report has been submitted to the City of North Vancouver.
Onni’s new January 2012 submission incorporates updated changes on each of these concerns, and Onni would like to thank all of those stakeholders for their detailed feedback through this process.
- Changing from a 3 tower (120 feet, 180 feet, 180 feet) to 2 tower option(180feet and 240 feet)
- Adding pedestrian access to Stella Jo Dean park from 13th directly to park
- Reduce Overall mass of podium, specifically facing the Stella Jo Dean Park.
- Pedestrian and vehicular traffic generated by the proposed 220,000 commercial space, specifically the 150,000 ft tenant. The impact of this department store on local business was also raised as a concern from businesses and residents.
- Suggestions of including office space in lieu of commercial space
- East-West Lane concerns and how it will function in future
- Stella Jo Dean Park- Shadow concerns, building setbacks and park enhancements