The City of North Vancouver has received a rezoning proposal for 169-unit condo and townhome project in Moodyville.
However, two heritage buildings will need to be demolished for the project.
The development proposal is for 402-438 East 3rd Street and 341-343 St. Davids Avenue in Moodyville.
The 59,379 square feet site is currently made up of 10 lots with detached dwellings, duplexes, and an unoccupied commercial building.
Two houses located on 424-426 East 3rd Street and 428 East 3rd Street are identified as “B” listed heritage buildings.
The existing house at 424 East 3rd Street was constructed in a craftsman style in 1927.
In 2001, a heritage covenant was registered on title to provide some legal protection, but that was removed by CNV council in July of 2016.
The “B” rating is considered of lesser heritage significance and would normally be allowed to be demolished without any referral to council, according to a staff report to council.
The other house at 428 East 3rd Street is also listed as a “B” building. Built in 1908, it is also of the Gabled Vernacular style, although there is no heritage covenant on title.
Both houses were presented to the Heritage Advisory Committee, which has recommended that attempts be made to relocate the buildings to the satisfaction of staff.
The committee also recommended that the applicant consider a contribution to the cost of relocation.
Committee members further recommend that public art for this project should reflect the historic context of the Moodyville neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, this development proposes three separate buildings: A four-storey building along East 3rd Street consisting of 82 market strata residential units, a five-storey mixed-use building with 71 market units, and 14 commercial retail units.
The project includes 162 residential parking spaces, 51 commercial parking spaces, and 10 shared commercial/visitor parking spaces for a combined total of 223 parking spaces.
A variance for 31 parking spaces is also being asked.