The City of North Vancouver is inviting locals to share their ideas on the kind of facility they would like the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre to be.
“How do you want to get active, be creative, swim, skate, play and connect with your neighbours at the new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre?” To answer these questions, you can go to the Magnetic North Van Ideas Fair on Thursday, February 15, between 5:30 pm and 8:00pm at the City Hall Atrium.
In July 2017, Council provided direction for further planning of the new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre (HJCRC), which is to be located on the north side of 23rd Street between Lonsdale Ave and St. George’s Ave. (See links below for previous studies and reports).
Consultant teams HCMA Architecture and Resource Planning Group have now been engaged to proceed with detailed space programming, schematic design and site planning. In addition, the city is working with various consultants to undertake a transportation study, environmental review and cost analysis, according to a CNV media release.
Consultants will also be engaged shortly to assess the relocation of Flicka Gymnastics and the North Shore Lawn Bowling club to the proposed Mickey McDougall Community Centre site and adjacent field. In November last year, CNV identified Darwin Properties as the preferred proponent to lead the rezoning application process for the acquisition and redevelopment Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre (HJCRC) lands south of 23rd St East.
The City of North Vancouver plans to deliver these lands on a 99-year lease to Darwin Properties, who will apply to develop the lands with a mix of multi-family residential and other uses, including a significant public park. The City will use the proceeds from the lease to fund construction of a new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre and Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre on City-owned land north of 23rd St East.
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