Land Management Update 2018
There is no change in the status of the Braemar site. NVSD will update this page as new information becomes available.
Land Management Update 2017
purchase agreement for the Braemar parcel is no longer in effect. There
has been no other change to the status of the Braemar site since.
Land, Learning and
Livability Community Engagement Update December 6, 2016
are no changes to the status of the Braemar site.
Land, Learning and Livability Community Engagement Update October 18, 2016
There are no changes to the status of the Braemar site.
Land, Learning and Livability Community Engagement Update September
The most recent proposal put forward to the North Vancouver District
Council was not approved and did not proceed to Public Hearing. There is
currently a purchase agreement still in place for the Braemar parcel of land
subject to District Council approval of rezoning.
Learning and Livability Community Engagement Update February 16, 2016
Wedgewood redevelopment proposal for the surplus parcel of land at the Braemar
School site did not receive the support of Council at their Regular Council
Meeting Agenda of January 18. As the anticipated proceeds from the Braemar
parcel were identified towards the Argyle replacement project at the preferred
option, the Board gave further consideration to the priority components for
inclusion in a full replacement project. In addition, the Board wished to
consider all options that remained available to the Board in relation to this project
and to the land parcel.
Land, Learning and Livability Community Engagement Update
January 19, 2016
The Wedgewood redevelopment proposal for the surplus parcel of land at the
Braemar School site was scheduled on the Regular Council Meeting Agenda for
January 18, 2016 for first reading of the OCP Bylaw Amendment Bylaw and the
Rezoning Bylaw. Approval of this Agenda
resulted in the proposal proceeding to Public Hearing. The anticipated proceeds
from the Braemar parcel were identified towards the Argyle replacement project
as the preferred option.
Responding to concerns related to the siting location of the homes, traffic, parking, and the environment, the 2015 proposal further reduced the building area, provided for four single-family homes, while preserving a portion of the site for green space. An environmental assessment and arborist report were also completed. Details of the proposed development are available here, and also in this summary document.
In addition to the original proposal in 2008, a subsequent proposal in 2014 provided a significantly reduced environmental footprint over the original plan with a proposed plan of seven homes, ranging in size from 2,200—2,800 square feet. The proposal of 2014 did not receive support of DNV Council based on concerns identified by Council and raised in the public consultation process.
Wedgewood Ventures worked with the DNV to prepare an amenable development proposal that will achieve the necessary rezoning. The first proposal for six or seven 4,000 square foot homes was put on hold in 2008 by Wedgewood.
The NVSD incorporated several considerations from the community feedback into its 2007 Preliminary Planning Application (PPA) to the District of North Vancouver (DNV). The PPA received general support from the DNV with permission to proceed subject to the District's next phase of requirements.
In May of 2007, the North Vancouver Board of Education (the Board) authorized the marketing of the property through a public process. Numerous submissions were received and from these, the NVSD selected a developer, Wedgewood Ventures, as the most qualified bidder. Among those qualifications was Wedgewood's commitment to working with the community through the development process.
In the fall of 2006, the North Vancouver School District hosted a series of public open houses to introduce the possibility of selling parcels of surplus land on school sites to assist in funding capital projects to renew its aging facilities.
The Braemar surplus land parcel extending from the 3500 block of Calder Avenue was acknowledged as unused, untended land that could be made available for sale. The neighbourhood was notified, community feedback was solicited, and the Braemar PAC was also consulted. While some respondents supported the concept, others raised concerns about possible changes to the neighborhood that would result from the future development of the site.