The developer behind a new Lynn Valley development says they are discussing ‘future opportunities’ about a popular community pub many residents feel will be lost with the new development.
Bosa Development has submitted a proposal for 98 rental apartments and approximately 12,000 square feet of commercial space in a six-storey building with parking for 108 vehicles in an underground parkade.
Since the application was announced, many in the community have raised their concern about the possible loss of the beloved neighbourhood pub. Bosa Development told the North Shore Daily Post it appreciates the public feedback and understands the pub’s importance to the Lynn Valley community.
“We recognize that Black Bear Pub is very much a part of the community. For years, we have had open dialogue with its owners about our development and to understand their business plans. Right now, discussions are ongoing about future opportunities,” Bosa said.
The pub owner Ron Slinger also confirmed that he is in discussions with BOSA on this issue.
The District is reviewing the preliminary application for the proposed development of this site, and a virtual public meeting is currently underway. Courtenay Rannard, a communications coordinator with the District of North Vancouver, said the redevelopment application does not specifically indicate the inclusion of the pub, but does include approximately 12,000 square feet of commercial space.
“The owner of the property, Bosa Development, has also indicated that they are working with the current tenant, the Black Bear Pub, to explore relocation opportunities. The District has not been involved in these discussions,” she said.