District of North Vancouver Council will decide on granting variance to a developer to allow wayfinding signs beyond what is permitted by the district’s sign bylaw.
If approved, the applicant will be allowed to increase the number, height, and area of the signs.
Fire Star Permits has applied on behalf of the owners of the Capilano Residences for these variances.
The variances will allow for appropriate wayfinding signage on a large, mixed-use site, says a supportive DNV staff.
The site is in the heart of Lions Gate Village, and located on Lions Gate Lane between Fullerton Avenue and Curling Road.
The property was rezoned in November 2014 for a mixed-use development including a public plaza, community centre, and seniors’ housing.
The applicant wants the following changes:
Increase the number of signs from three to six.
Increase the height of directional and free-standing sign.
Reduce the distance of sign from property line.
Reduce the distance between signs.
On August 11, 2021 an information letter was sent to adjacent neighbours and the Lions Gate Neighbourhood Association, informing them of the application.
Responses were received from one neighbour, expressing concern with the proposed illumination of the signage, as well as an objection to any variances to the sign bylaw.