June 9, 2004 7:00pm
Canlan Ice Sports
hosted jointly by Blueridge CA and Seymour Valley CA
If you are concerned about safety, the environment, or quality of life, you will want to have a voice in this development proposal.
What is proposed? 36 narrow single-family residential lots to be accessed via Browning Place, just west of the intersection of Mt. Seymour Parkway and Berkley Rd.
These are some of the issues raised by residents.
Slope stability is a serious concern, and there are many recorded instances of slopes failing and houses sliding in other parts of Blueridge and Riverside with similar aspects and slopes. The houses were built on the same unconsolidated gravel on which the proposed development would be built. Large amounts of backfill, which is particularly unstable, would be required.
The natural spawning habitat of the Seymour River has been decimated by development, and Hoganís Pools is one of the few remaining spawning areas on the Lower Seymour River. The Development encompasses a huge portion of the drainage of Hoganís Pools, which would threaten the Chum, Coho, Cutthroat and Pink Salmon that use the pools to spawn. Hoganís Pools has been preserved as a park because it is salmon habitat. Whatís the point of creating a park if you destroy the sensitive watershed above it?
The gravel pit site is part of a wildlife corridor which hosts bears, coyotes, deer, raccoons, squirrels and surely many other species. The Alder and Salmonberry re-growth in the gravel pit is excellent songbird habitat. Much of the Alder forest would be destroyed.
Strong objections were voiced to the Developers and the District of North Vancouver using Browning Place as access.
Browning Place is a small cul-de-sac with a narrow lane added to it as an afterthought. With almost three times as many cars, safety and quality of life are certainly compromised.
The streetís population would almost triple.
Intersection problems at Mt. Seymour Parkway and Browning would result. Itís already hazardous to turn left out of Browning. The Windridge development across the street would stress the same intersection.
Another traffic light may need to be built at Browning and Seymour Parkway.
If the proposal goes ahead, 16 lots would be made into an isolated strip,
surrounded by heavy traffic on Berkley Road or Seymour Parkway, and the new
proposed road. Do you want the district to allow this standard?
Come out to the meeting on Wednesday, June 09, and let your views be heard by the developer and North Vancouver District planning staff.
|Jan 27, 2005||Residents sound alarm||Jennifer Maloney, NS Outlook|
|May 14, 2004||Preliminary Development Application||Dagneault Planning, DNV|
|April 5, 2004||Seymour Local Plan adopted by council||Residents Committee, Charlene Grant, and DNV Planning|
|Map of Riverside Terrace Property|
|Oct 10, 2002||200+ unit Senior's Home removed from Seymour Local Plan. Plan now allows residential homes.||Seymour Residents Committee|
|Oct 8, 2002||Petition signed by 265 Seymour Valley residents presented to council.||Bill Maurer|
|Sep 16, 2002||SVCA informs DNV council that it opposes SLP which proposes a 200 unit senior's complex at Riverside Terrace.||Bill Maurer|
|Sep 12, 2002||SVCA formal campaign against SLP containing Riverside Terrace 200 unit complex begins.||SVCA|
|Sep 11, 2002||Charlene and 6 Residents Committee members meet with Bill Maurer to review addendum. Residents Committee refuses to remove Riverside Terrace from the plan.||Charlene Grant, Eric Andersen, Jim Cuthbert, Cas Bohlken, Dave Sadler, Alf Cockle, Bill Maurer|
|Aug 4, 2002||Deconstructing the Riverside Terrace Project||Bill Maurer|
|Aug 2, 2002||Riverside Terrace Property Record||DNV|
|Aug 1, 2002||Riverside Terrace Realty Inc Corporate Records||BC Online|
|Jul 31, 2002||Charlene and 4 Residents Committee members meet with SVCA residents and directors. Strong opposition to Riverside Terrace.||Charlene Grant, Eric Andersen, Allan Orr, Peter Harmer, Barb Murray, ~25 Seymour Valley residents plus SVCA directors Bill Maurer, Phil Holland, and Ken Reid|
|Nov 27, 2001||SLP Committee Meeting with presentation from Riverside Terrace Developer.||Gillian Watson-Donald, Pacific Development Advisory Group|
|Nov 22, 2001||SLP Committee Meeting including letters from Riverside Terrace Developers||Art Phillips, GD Hamilton Associates|
|June 13, 2001||Riverside Terrace Geological Analysis||David L Cook|
|Apr 10, 1999||Letter from Riverside Terrace Developer||Paul Ardaugh, Development Consulting Group, Ltd.|