Newsletter – November 2020
Dear ADRA member
Here is an update of what’s been happening in our seaside villages over the past few weeks. A separate email will be following shortly regarding the Klee Wyck property. This item is on the Council agenda for December 7th so please watch for this important update!
ARTS CENTRE SURVEY/SUMMARY OF RESULTS
ADRA members recently completed a survey on the proposed Arts Centre, the top project identified by Council as part of their 2020/2021 Strategic Plan.A summary of the results showed a general reluctance to the notion that the DWV should undertake major projects with significant financial implications in 2021 and in particular, that an Arts Centre should not comprise a major project in the coming year. A copy of the results have been sent to Mayor and Council asking if the Strategic Plan will be revised given the current COVID economic and health crisis. A complete analysis of the survey is available at: ADRAwestvan.ca
Construction work continues at the 14th Street and Marine Drive Intersection. Work continues as part of a plan approved by Council in 2013. Creation of bumpouts and repaving on the south side are funded through development. Reconstruction work on the north side is funded by Translink as Marine Drive is a designated corridor in the Major Road Network. More details are available:westvancouver.ca/transporation-roads/major-projects/ambleside-projects
DUNDARAVE/ PALM TREES
Seven palm trees have been recently planted in Dundarave Park. These trees were donated to West Vancouver by Earls restaurant. Dundarave Park, already home to palm trees, was chosen as the new location for these mature palm trees. The new trees provide shade for beach users, and there are plans to include dune grass, driftwood logs, and additional benches in the area. Staff have undertaken the installation within available resources.
DUNDARAVE/TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES
Council approved a temporary Pilot Program to allow businesses to apply online for an extension of outdoor space through to October 3, 2021. The District is working closely with the ADBIA and local businesses to support them in this uncertain economic environment, while helping them to adhere to the health and safety requirements of the Provincial Health Officer. Council welcomes feedback from the community. https://westvancouver.ca/economy/covid-19-business/temp-outdoor
FILMING IN DUNDARAVE AND JOHN LAWSON PARK
Netflix feature will be filmed in the playground of John Lawson Park on Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1. The playground will be closed. As a thank you from the production, look for additional picnic benches in the spring. Please expect intermittent pedestrian and traffic delays in Dundarave on Wednesday, December 2. https://westvancouver.ca/news/filming-dundarave-and-john-lawson-park