Today’s Wednesday 23 January 2013 Norquay open house provided details on 18 separate panels. Since that material was not available today on the City of Vancouver web site, photos of all the panels follow in sequence below. A second open house will be held at the Norquay Elementary School gymnasium on Saturday 26 January 2013 from 11 am to 3 pm. Deadline for submission of comment will be 4 February 2013.
New Housing Types for Norquay
On preliminary analysis, the proposals seem to conform in outline to the specifications of the Norquay Plan. Outstanding specific concerns (in particular, roof slopes and parking allocations) appear to have been addressed.
If other neighborhoods believe that Norquay’s new zonings and policy may become a template for them, then they should take care to conduct their own reviews of these proposals, since their differing circumstances may be subject to greater impacts.
Amenities and Benefits
What appear to be significant disproportions and gaps have been noticed. More detailed comment requires further examination.
Update of 28 Jan 2013
Now that the open houses are over, the City of Vancouver has now posted Panels 4 through 18 as four separate pdfs under the Documents tab at http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/norquay-village-neighbourhood-centre-plan.aspx, along with an online survey form. Therefore better images can now be obtained for
It is unfortunate that lower quality photographs will still have to be relied on for Panels 1-3.
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Caution: Use pdf links above to obtain better-quality images of Panels 4-18.
Panel #1 — Welcome!
Panel #2 — Norquay Village Plan
Panel #3 — New Zones in Norquay
Panel #4 — RT-11 Small House / Duplex Zone
Panel #5 — RT-11 Small House / Duplex Zone
Panel #6 — RM-7 Rowhouse / Stacked Townhouse Zone
Panel #7 — RM-7 Rowhouse / Stacked Townhouse Zone
Panel #8 — RM-7 Rowhouse / Stacked Townhouse Zone
Panel #9 — Apartment Transition Zone Rezoning Policy
Panel #10 — Public Benefits Strategy
Panel #11 — Current Facilities Serving Norquay
Panel #12 — Recent Improvements to Area Facilities
Panel #13 — Facilities and Services Assessment
Panel #14 — Facilities and Services Assessment
Panel #15 — Facilities and Services Assessment
Panel #16 — Developing a Public Benefits Strategy
Panel #17 — Developing a Public Benefits Strategy
Panel #18 — Next Steps
End of Panels