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Harry Jerome Community Centre Public Input

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Council Endorses Harry Jerome Community Centre Plan

On July 17, 2017, Council provided further direction to enable planning for the new centre to proceed. Over the next year, the project team will focus on architectural programming, schematic design and site planning, as well as initiate parking and transportation studies, environmental site reviews, and a more detailed costing analysis. This work will be carried out concurrent with the proposed rezoning process on the lands to the South of 23rd Street. As presented in the June 2017 staff report, these concurrent processes will converge in June 2018 when both the financial capacity of the land development and a more refined cost of the new recreation centre are known. A final decision as to the direction for a new Harry Jerome Centre will be known at that time. 

On June 26, 2017, Council endorsed a plan for a new Harry Jerome Community Centre on the north side of 23rd Street, which includes a 50 m pool, curling facility, arena, senior’s facility (Silver Harbour), youth centre, two gyms, multi-purpose space, child care and tennis courts. This endorsement is subject to:

  1. the successful rezoning of the lands to the South of 23rd Street and available financial capacity to fund the construction; and
  2. the successful negotiation of a cost sharing agreement with the District of North Vancouver for the operating costs of the expanded programming.

Further planning for the new centre will not begin until the rezoning, financing and operating cost negotiations are complete. Feasibility studies for the relocation of gymnastics and lawn bowling will proceed over the next year.

The development process for the South of 23rd Street lands will take place over the next year as well. A development partner will be sought over the summer and a public rezoning process is expected to commence in the fall. The target for completion of the rezoning is Summer 2018.


Background:  Since 2013, City Council has demonstrated support for rejuvenating the Harry Jerome Community Centre and has ranked the project an ‘A’ in the City’s 2017 – 2026 Project Plan, which indicates support for proceeding with the project in the first five years of the plan.  This along with the approved ongoing funding in the program budget, the opening of the District of North Vancouver’s new Delbrook Centre and the age of the Harry Jerome complex, have led to a focus to construct a new Harry Jerome Community Centre.

Pubic Input: A series of  four public input sessions and a survey took place in May regarding two options to consider regarding a new Harry Jerome Community Centre. On June 26th staff reported a summary of the public input, a report seeking direction regarding the site and program for the HJCC, and a separate report regarding the potential development of lands south of 23rd.

Resources: Information boards, Harry Jerome Survey (closed May 19). Feedback can also be sent to: HarryJeromeProject@cnv.org

 

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

 

Open House Information Boards





Public Input Opportunities

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING: COMPLETED

WHAT:    An opportunity for identified stakeholders to provide a business case for their requests.
WHO:     Aquatics Society, Flicka Gymnastics, NS Lawn Bowling Club, Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, NV Sports Council, and NS Curling Association
WHEN:   Monday May 15th - 6:00PM
WHERE: City Hall - Council Chamber, 141 West 14th Street North Vancouver

(* See meeting guidelines below)

TOWN HALL MEETING: COMPLETED

WHAT:    An opportunity for the community to provide input into the HJCC options
WHO:     Members of the public
WHEN:   Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 6:00 - 8:30PM
WHERE: Pinnacle Hotel - 2nd floor Ballroom - 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Agenda

  1. Welcoming Remarks
  2. Project Overview Presentation
  3. Town Hall Speaker's List
  4. Summary Comments and Next Steps
(* See meeting guidelines below)

 

OPEN HOUSE #1: COMPLETED

WHAT:    An opportunity for the community to provide input into the HJCC options
WHO:     Members of the public
WHEN:   Wednesday May 3rd - 5:30pm - 7:30PM
WHERE: Memorial Gym @ Harry Jerome, 1 23 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver

(* See meeting guidelines below)

OPEN HOUSE #2: COMPLETED

WHAT:    An opportunity for the community to provide input into the HJCC options
WHO:     Members of the public
WHEN:   Wednesday May 10th - 5:30pm - 7:30PM
WHERE: City Hall Atrium, 141 West 14th Street North Vancouver

(* See meeting guidelines below)


*Meeting Guidelines

  • Special Council Meeting, May 15
    Attendees:
    Identified Stakeholders

    This was an opportunity for stakeholder groups mentioned below to each make a 10 minute presentation on behalf of their agency to City Council that included their proposed business case and fundraising in support of their potential inclusion in the new HJCC complex.

    These are organizations that have been previously identified through the HJCC process. The participating agencies include: Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, NV Sports Council, Flicka Gymnastics, Aquatics Society, NS Curling Association and NS Lawn Bowling Club. Members of the public could attend this event, however, input was limited to the groups listed above.

  • Town Hall Meeting, May 16
    Attendees:
    General Public

    This was an opportunity for members of the public to provide input into the HJCC project at this stage in the process. Each speaker was given three minutes to speak. Given that a Special Council Meeting for identified stakeholders took place on May 15th this Town Hall Meeting sought input from individuals, not formal presentations from the agencies. The speakers list was available for signup 30 min prior to the start of the Town Hall.

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