From Dan Ross:
Some very sanguine predictions about the future of Moodyville, North Vancouver, in the North Shore News this week.
Granted, these worldly visions of creating a Little Vienna on the North Shore came from a property developer speaking to the City of North Vancouver Council last Monday. However, this low- and medium-density residential neighbourhood just east of Lonsdale Avenue is slated to undergo some significant changes in the next 20 years.
All this jibes with changes made in the 2014 Official Community Plan and Metro Vancouver’s urbanized growth area plan, with the largest densities slated for 3rd Street. There is an old 100-foot right-of-way along this corridor that Council will finally be able to take advantage of. The plans for the proposed zoning are shown here.
There are no renderings of this “European-inspired neighbourhood” yet, but judging from the tidy but still very North American-inspired state of the existing neighbourhood , there is a lot of work to do: pensioners to buy out, paths to build, homes to demolish and to erect.
This will undoubtedly be a contentious, multi-year process. Another piece to making the North Shore a responsible contributor to the regional growth plan, despite the hoarse cries of my neighbours who swear that we on the shore have already contributed “enough.” Should be fun.
The City of North Vancouver provides more information here.