Wesbild says it is ‘extremely disappointed’ to know that its proposed waterfront subdivision won’t be approved by DNV if formally submitted.
The company is now considering its legal options.
“We are currently considering our legal options, and reaching out to marina tenants and customers to advise them of this news,” the company said.
“The DNV stated that our proposal was not in the public’s interest, yet we have strong letters of support from all of our neighbours and have provided well thought out solutions to the issues raised.”
Wesbild wanted to subdivide a 27-acre waterfront industrial property at 1371 McKeen Avenue into seven lots, from 0.67 acres to 11.6 acres.
One of the last remaining privately held waterfront industrial site with 730 feet of waterfront frontage, it currently has Lions Gate Marina, Lions Gate Mini Storage and 15 other tenants operating there.
Yesterday, DNV approving officer, Dan Milburn, said the company’s application for a subdivision will be rejected.
“After careful and thorough consideration, the Approving Officer for the District of North Vancouver, Mr. Dan Milburn, has advised The Waterfront Limited Partnership that if a detailed subdivision application were submitted for the property located at 1371 McKeen Ave in North Vancouver, he would refuse it.”
Milburn said the development would contravene the OCP in several ways and would also pose a flood hazard.
Meanwhile, Wesbild said it is encouraging people to contact the District of North Vancouver, its Mayor and Councillors, to express their concerns.
“Wesbild is examining the substance of this decision, and we are considering our legal options going forward,” the company said.
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