The City of North Vancouver is inviting bids for a new North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club (NVLBC) at 249 East 24th Street in North Vancouver.
The new facility will be a two-storey clubhouse with two lawn bowling greens and a parking lot. The new city–owned facility will be located on city owned land east of the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre.
The club will be constructed east of the Gym on park land with existing tennis courts and a gravel playing field. The southeast corner of the site will be developed as a parklet that connects to the Green Necklace Urban Trail.
According to a CNV staff from July last year, the relocation of the bowling club from its existing site could cost as much as $6 million. Additional enhancement such as indoor bowling area and special lighting could increase the budget by up to $540,000.
The North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club (NVLBC) has operated from a city-owned facility at 2160 Lonsdale Avenue since 1923. A non-profit, it has 291 members.
In June 2017, council directed staff to do a feasibility study for relocating the bowling club to a portion of the Mickey McDougall centre and last year, CNV hired consultants to do a report on what that relocation would look like.
With plans for the new Harry Jerome Recreation Centre on hold, the council decided this May to move ahead with the construction of a new two-storey clubhouse and two bowling greens to the east of the existing service road and Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre.
The total area of the Mickey McDougall Gym and Park is 112,505 square feet. The deadline to submit enquiries is December 17, and the closing time for the bid is December 23 at 4 pm.
CNV hopes to enter into an agreement with a contractor by next month.