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Central Lonsdale Planning Study

City of North Vancouver 

Project Type

Master Planning + Density Bonusing for Rental Housing Policy + Feasibility Study

Employer

Urban Design + Planning  Project Lead  

City of North Vancouver 

CLPS-Council Report-July 15, 2008_Page_1
CLPS-Council Report-July 15, 2008_Page_1

Rental Housing + OCP Policy

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CLPS-Council Report-July 15, 2008_Page_2

Rental Housing + OCP Policy

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CLPS-Council Report-July 15, 2008_Page_5

Rental Housing + OCP Policy

CLPS-Council Report-July 15, 2008_Page_1
CLPS-Council Report-July 15, 2008_Page_1

Rental Housing + OCP Policy

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Role

Urban Planning Policy Project Lead

Central Lonsdale Planning Study was an urban design/master planning feasibility study, working with in-house expertise on proformas, land value for density bonusing for cost-free non-market + market rental housing construction, demographic + housing stats. Developed massing, floor plate and urban design scenarios on where to locate the density within the study boundaries of  23rd Street down to 8th Street  +St. Georges Ave to Chesterfield Ave. 8 month process.

Results included:

-Capacity building for 12 member Council Appointed Steering Committee on planning tools + concepts on zoning wrt Official Community Plan, social diversity, the need for housing verity + affordability, what density bonusing is, snap shot of current housing stock + future projections, principles of pedestrian oriented streetscape design + retail success, parking reductions, TOD etc..

-Steering Committee returned a near unanimous recommendation to Council on density + building form.

-Public realm + open space planning for amenity  hubs along Lonsdale Avenue as Ceremonial Gateways, Destination Greenways/Playspace, Seniors Gathering + Outdoor Brown Bag, Transportation/Multi-modal + Info, Office + Outdoor Brown Bag 

-Side Street + Laneway amenity + character programming for residential streets, greenways, bikeways and transportation  

Community/Professional Forum for Dialogue + Capacity Building on Curbside Management  

 Project Type 

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada , MetroVan's

Built City Speaker Series 

Role

Thought Leader

Gloria Venczel, MRAIC, Thought Leader, RAIC MetroVan's Built City Speaker Series
Gloria Venczel, MRAIC, Thought Leader, RAIC MetroVan's Built City Speaker Series

"The Best High Street Design-Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology"

Gloria Venczel,MRAIC,Thought Leader, RAIC + CNV Built City Speaker Series
Gloria Venczel,MRAIC,Thought Leader, RAIC + CNV Built City Speaker Series

"Best High Street Design- Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology"

Gloria Venczel,MRAIC,Thought Leader, RAIC + CNV Built City Speaker Series
Gloria Venczel,MRAIC,Thought Leader, RAIC + CNV Built City Speaker Series

"Best High Street Design- Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology"

Gloria Venczel, MRAIC, Thought Leader, RAIC MetroVan's Built City Speaker Series
Gloria Venczel, MRAIC, Thought Leader, RAIC MetroVan's Built City Speaker Series

"The Best High Street Design-Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology"

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 Role

Thought Leader,

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,

MetroVan's + City of North Vancouver's 

Built City Speaker Series       

 

"The Best High Street Design-Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology"

                                               

Walkable, affordable and vibrant city building hard questions asked:

1. Urban ingredients for vibrant streetscapes?

2. Why are small businesses closing? Solutions?

3. What does small business + public spaces + climate change have to do with social resiliency?

4. How do we integrate micromobility, autonomous vehicles into vibrant high streets with outdoor      public living rooms? Curbside management? 

5. Who owns & stores personal data from sensor infrastructure, aka, smart cities, collected from publicly owned lands? Rule of Law? 

+ Post-Covid Recovery  +  Economic Equity  Climate Friendly Cities   Walkability + Vibrancy + Social Media vs Place Based Social Connectedness + Affordable Housing +  Equity Public Spaces + Social Resiliency + Micromobility + Curbside Management + Autonomous Vehicles + Data Collection + Privacy Smart Tech + Democracy + Public Capacity Building + Process + Happiness

City Building Policy