Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers Association

ADRA MEETING FINAL DATA FEBRUARY 21

 

FINAL DATA FROM ADRA MEETING – FEBRUARY 21

The draft OCP was released on Feb 13th and the public has been given until March 16th to provide their input.

The Planning department is holding information sessions with individuals and board/directors of groups (up until March 2), but not with groups themselves.

ADRA felt it was critical to gather member feedback in order to provide their comments & questions to staff by March 1st, so a meeting for Feb. 21 was quickly arranged.

We were disappointed Planning Department would not attend and speak to our group about the draft OCP, or that no summary document or chart of changes (from old OCP to new draft) was available from the district.

In the absence of this, ADRA volunteers prepared a worksheet with questions based on issues commonly raised by members.  To the best of our ability (and where they existed) we provided references in the 53-page draft document.

Meeting attendees were dispersed to table groups to conduct short discussions on each question before recording their comments on their individual worksheets.

Worksheets were gathered at the end of the evening with some attendees opting to provide their comments later by email.

A total of 67 people registered for this meeting (include 4 from Chamber of Commerce), and 57 attended.

Given the snowy weather, the short notice and a gold-medal hockey game it can be surmised that there is significant community interest in the draft OCP.

From these we received a total of 49 responses.

38 of the respondents identified as ADRA members.

11 of the respondents were not ADRA members or did not identify.

41 identified as living in West Vancouver and 7 identified as working in West Vancouver

Supplementing this data are two further documents: One summarizing participant comments, the other participant questions.

  1.  Does this draft OCP provide adequate measures to support and

     retain small independent shops and services in our villages?

     (Reference page 33, item 2.3.18.)

YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for MeNot Answered
ADRA MEMBERS1

 

3%

32

 

84%

4

 

11%

1

 

3%

OTHERS3

 

27%

5

 

45%

2

 

18%

1

 

9%

TOTAL4

 

8%

37

 

76%

6

 

12%

2

 

4%

  1. Will provision of more diverse housing, including mixed

    residential/commercial, help support and retain small, independent shops and services
in our villages?

YESNODon’t Know. UnsureNot an Issue for MeNot Answered
ADRA MEMBERS8

 

21%

20

 

53%

9

 

24%

1

 

3%

OTHERS6

 

55%

1

 

9%

4

 

36%

TOTAL14

 

29%

21

 

43%

13

 

27%

1

 

2%

 Traffic congestion (current and projected) is not addressed in

  the draft OCP (pages 35-36).  Should this be addressed in the draft?

 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

34

 

90%

2

 

5%

2

 

5%

 

 

 

OTHERS9

 

82%

2

 

18%

TOTAL43

 

88%

2

 

4%

2

 

4%

2

 

4%

  1. MONSTER HOMES:  Does this draft OCP provide adequate

     measures to prevent the construction of “monster” homes?
     (Reference page 16, items 2.1.8 to 2.1.11.)

 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

1

 

3%

34

 

89%

2

 

5%

1

 

3%

OTHERS2

 

18%

6

 

55%

2

 

18%

1

 

9%

TOTAL3

 

6%

40

 

82%

4

 

8%

2

 

4%

  1.  Does this draft OCP provide adequate measures to protect the

      unique character and heritage of Ambleside and Dundarave commercial centres?  (Reference pg. 15, item 2.1.5; pg 19, item 2.1.14, page 20, item 2.1.19; page 31-33, items 2.3.1, 2.3.4, 2.3.6 – 2.3.21.)

 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

1

 

3%

28

 

74%

3

 

8%

6

 

16%

OTHERS2

 

18%

6

 

55%

1

 

9%

1

 

9%

1

 

9%

TOTAL3

 

6%

34

 

69%

4

 

8%

1

 

2%

7

 

14%

  1. The draft OCP touches on quality of life in broad terms (reference

 page 5, 1.3; page 49, 2.9.7), but does not address protection of specific quality of life factors which affect the livability and enjoyment of your home, such as protection of privacy, views, view corridors and sunlight.  Should the draft address these specific quality of life factors?

 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

32

 

84%

4

 

11%

2

 

5%

OTHERS5

 

45%

3

 

27%

2

 

18%

1

 

9%

TOTAL37

 

76%

3

 

6%

6

 

12%

3

 

6%

  1. The draft OCP refers to evolving housing needs and a priority to

 house young families and seniors (page 7, last paragraph and page 14, 15, & 19, 20), but does not demonstrate how specific percentages (page 14) and numerical targets for new housing units (Section A, page15-30) will achieve this, how this will be measured or how expectations compare to existing policies

Do you wish to see these (or other) details in the draft OCP?

 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

27

 

71%

2

 

5%

4

 

11%

1

 

3%

4

 

11%

OTHERS4

 

36%

4

 

36%

1

 

9%

2

 

18%

TOTAL31

 

63%

6

 

12%

5

 

10%

1

 

2%

6

 

12%

  1. The draft OCP contains specific numerical targets for new rental housing or special needs housing will be attained.  The expectation is this will be articulated in yet to be drafted Local Area Plans.  Should details on how much rental and/or special needs housing and how such housing will be attained, be included in this draft OCP?

 

 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

25

 

66%

2

 

5%

5

 

13%

6

 

16%

OTHERS4

 

36%

3

 

27%

1

 

9%

3

 

27%

TOTAL29

 

59%

5

 

10%

6

 

12%

9

 

18%

  1.  CLARITY / CERTAINTY: Does the draft OCP provide a satisfactory degree of clarity and certainty about what may be built and where? (Section A, pages 15-30.)
 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

29

 

76%

6

 

16%

3

 

8%

OTHERS3

 

27%

7

 

64%

1

 

10%

TOTAL3

 

6%

36

 

73%

6

 

12%

4

 

8%

  1. TIME FRAME: Is the time frame (Feb 13 – March 16) adequate for

       the public to digest and provide comment on the draft OCP?

 

 YESNODon’t Know/ UnsureNot an Issue for meNot answered
ADRA

MEMBERS

2

 

5%

34

 

89%

2

 

5%

OTHERS5

 

45%

5

 

45%

1

 

10%

TOTAL7

 

14%

39

 

80%

3

 

6%