The North Vancouver waterfront is evolving!
The lands south of Esplanade, from Lonsdale Quay to St Georges Avenue are under (re)development. For years the City of North Vancouver has been considering numerous ideas for these lands, now referred to as the Central Waterfront, including recent discussions with Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver Museum and Archives, Capilano University and others.
Very little has yet been decided, and this area essentially represents a blank canvas at the heart of our thriving city. Of particular interest is the former site of the Wallace Shipyards, a historic piece of land east of Lonsdale that was approved for development by the Pinnacle Hotel in 2001.
As part of the approval process, a significant chunk of property (Lot 5) was turned over to the City of North Vancouver and is currently awaiting direction for its design and redevelopment. Lot 5 is now public land, and the North Van Urban Forum wants it to remain a vital community asset.
NVUF contends that this site has enormous potential to be a real source of pride in our community, a draw for tourists as well as a social/cultural/recreational hub for locals. We want to ensure that the City of North Vancouver’s process for the development of these lands be public, inclusive, and inspirational.
In November 2012 the North Van Urban Forum put out a call for ideas for the development of Lot 5, to help drive the public conversation forward, and to provide the City’s residents with some inspiring images to add to the public consciousness. Congratulations to all who contributed to the North Van Design Jam, and especially grand prize winner Timothy Flores, runner ups Alex Buss and Alexandra Kenyon, and third place winner Amanda Grochowich.
Now, onwards and upwards! The ball is back in the court of the City, and we look forward to seeing the Central Waterfront come alive!
For a look at all submissions please see below. Click on each image to take you to the detailed submission. Click the header above for our detailed summary report, as presented to CNV Council.
First Place Award – Timothy Flores
“North Vancouver Lot 5 Design Proposal”
Second Place Award – Alex Buss and Alexandra Kenyon
Third Place Award – Amanda Grochowich
“The History Clock”
Golya Mirderikvand and Sung Yoon
“Film Festival Archives”
“The Shiphull Arts Centre”
“A Waterfront for All”