This is the first project the City of North Vancouver has approved with no on-site parking. The creative design of this building fits in with the overall character of vibrant Lower Lonsdale.
This pilot project transitions away from the dependence on vehicles because Lower Lonsdale offers a mix of housing options, a good range of jobs, and easy access to stores and services, schools, childcare and parks. The proximity of these everyday needs provides residents with more choices about how to move about their neighbourhood and encourages less driving and more walking.
The Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood provides stunning views of the downtown core and offers walkability in spades. This urban seaside area is extremely compact - it currently spans only eight square blocks of stores, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and several options for public transit.
Through our discovery process, we realized a great need for increased childcare spaces in our community. We need childcare in locations that are actually close to where people need them. Following extensive outreach to various childcare operators, we designed this building to include a full childcare facility. We are proud to provide this service to the local community.