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North Vancouver’s Maplewood redevelopment plan nears vote

The plan also includes new parks, pathways and bike lanes, an extension of Berkley Road between Seymour and Dollarton, protection of environmentally sensitive areas and environmental remediation of former industrial sites, daycare centres and public art. The district’s intent is to have “complete” walkable communities where people can shop, work, access services and recreate without having to drive. [read more]

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SQUAMISH: SEA-TO-SKY CITY THE NEXT MAJOR EXURB

Squamish is both quickly becoming a commuter suburb of Vancouver, and undergoing an industrial expansion unseen in decades. And as more Lower Mainlanders are looking to Squamish as an option, driving up house prices. The benchmark price for a detached house increased 27 per cent from $658,600 to $836,100 between March 2015 and March 2016 alone. [read more]

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JUST SOLD: #58 SEVEN PEAKS TOWNHOME IN SQUAMISH

Seven Peaks is a collection West Coast-style townhomes in beautiful Squamish. Built for family life and making the most of the great outdoors of Squamish, these three and four bedroom homes are spaciously laid out and focus on creating a sense of community. [read more]

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Finance minister wants ‘reasonable’ deadline for municipal housing approvals

B.C.’s finance minister says he’s going to offer a cash incentive on one hand, and maybe apply a little Drano with the other, to unclog the housing development pipeline in Metro Vancouver’s municipalities. Mike de Jong unveiled details in an interview about his plan to offer cash to Lower Mainland municipalities in exchange for “reasonable” deadlines on permitting, rezoning and approval processes. [read more]

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City of North Vancouver considers three dwellings per lot

A coach house and a secondary suite may be coming to a one-unit residential lot near you. City of North Vancouver council voted unanimously Monday to send a zoning amendment – which would allow homeowners to add a secondary suite and a coach house – to a public hearing. Presently, homeowners can have one or the other but not both. [read more]

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Draft plans for Argyle Secondary rebuild unveiled

Parents of Argyle secondary students got a look at preliminary plans for a new high school Thursday, including lots of “flexible” classroom space and a large commons area that can be opened up to become a performance or presentation space if needed. [read more]

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Land assembly largest in City of North Vancouver since the early 1980s

According to the city’s community development department, the assembly of lands in the area represents the largest assembly in the city since the early 1980s and creates special opportunities for the city and the applicant. [read more]

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Recent Study: Land Values Dictate Future Condo Prices

A study released this month to the Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region, showed that 87 per cent of the 21,600 new condominiums being marketed for delivery in Metro Vancouver by 2018 have already been sold. The key reason: buyers understand that today’s prices could look like a bargain three years from now, largely because of the accelerating value of Metro Vancouver land. [read more]

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Council OK’s North Vancouver Mtn Hwy interchange plan

The province’s design, which has been public for almost a year, includes a five-lane Mountain Highway overpass (up from four lanes in previous iterations) with a new off-ramp from the Cut leading to Brooksbank Avenue, a new on-ramp from Mountain Highway onto the Cut northbound, controlled intersections, and AAA bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. [read more]

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Feature Video: The Future of Lynn Creek Town Centre

Lynn Creek Town Centre will be a transit-oriented, mixed use community offering a wide-range of housing options for people at all stages of life, in a unique location near employment and retail opportunities, natural amenities, and Phibbs Transit Exchange. [read more]

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Work to start on Seylynn Village second tower in Lower Lynn North Vancouver

North Vancouver District council gave the go-ahead for work to begin on the second phase of the Seylynn Village project April 27; but plans to hang large advertising signs from the building prompted council debate. The project site, located at Fern Street and Mountain Highway, recently completed its first of three towers, which will start seeing people move in this summer. [read more]

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New Lynn Valley Housing Development Gives Back To North Shore Rescue

As Metro Vancouver enters a new wave of growth in residential real estate, a more innovative and socially-conscious community of developers is coming up with new ideas about philanthropy. Increasingly, … [read more]

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North Vancouver Earls Site Sells

Earls has sold its long-held property on Marine Drive to a development group led by Darwin Construction for $20,000,000. The 2.06 acre site is currently built out with the restaurant itself, which … [read more]

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