Exciting Plans for West Vancouver

The District of West Vancouver has unveiled their Concept Plan for the Development of the Waterfront Area in Ambleside
By: Michelle Vaughan Real Estate
 
 
WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Jan. 26, 2016 - PRLog -- A little over 40 years ago the Municipality of West Vancouver set into motion a long term plan to develop the Ambleside waterfront for the use and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.  In October 2015 the Waterfront Concept Plan was presented at Council with the intention of moving it forward to gather input from stakeholders and the community.  This plan has been broken down into 11 different categories of which priority of implementation has yet to be determined.

1) Public Ownership
- more public access with increased open spaces with various zones         appealing to different members of the community

2) Destination
- enhanced piers, shoreline and beach access, and a continuous seawall
- better connection between the waterfront and commercial areas

3) Continuous Public Walkway
- two east west paths:  the seawall (pedestrian only) and the Spirit Trail          along Argyle (bike & pedestrian)

4) Shoreline Edge
- maintaining natural area with beach restoration, foreshore enhancement         and tidal protection

5) Arts & Culture
- public art, more plaza type space and a new stage in John Lawson

6) Community Arts
- new arts buildings near the Ferry Building that promote better community          arts education and development programs

7) Heritage Values
- the community’s link to the waterfront is maintained and nurtured

8) Waterfront Related Commercial Activities
- commercial areas that create vibrancy in the area such as bistros, boat          rental, seasonal food services

9) Accessibility
- better north south connections as well as east west improving access to          waterfront
- improved pier function
- eventual vehicular closure of Argyle

10) Sailing Club
- improved Hollyburn Sailing Club Structure allowing for expanded         functioning such as boat rental, food services, community space, and         public faciities

11) Building Scale and Character
- open waterfront that maximizes green space and with plazas and          walkways with limited buildings that will be sensitive to the areas          environment and contribute to public use and enjoyment

A team consisting of experts from the Planning, Parks, Engineering and Communications Departments is in the process of consulting with stakeholders and residents to determine necessary revisions to the plan.  The desired outcome of this consultation is to revise and determine the priorities and details of putting the Waterfront Concept Plan into motion.  It is anticipated that these results will be analyzed and presented and then reported to Council in Spring 2016. Council will then have the opportunity to either endorse the plan for further consultation with stakeholders and the community or request further information.

Many residents of West Vancouver have been eagerly anticipating this development for quite some time.   The municipality has shown great care and concern in developing this plan with equal consideration given to stakeholder and public input as to the implementation. West Vancouver is often referred to as the Crown Jewel of Vancouver and actualizing this proposal will add vibrancy to the area and bring even more enjoyment to residents and visitors alike.

Michelle Vaughan brings passion and dedication to her clients in the Real Estate industry.  She enjoys having the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives and does so with energy and tenacity. She specializes in North & West Vancouver Real Estate and has extensive knowledge of local neighborhoods and communities, acquired from years of personal and professional experience.  http://michellevaughan.ca

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Michelle Vaughan
michellevaughan@shaw.ca
604-839-3000
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