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Post date: July 11, 2012
NVSD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The North Vancouver School District is seeking Proposals to lease or purchase one or more of the following school properties: Monteray Elementary; Ridgeway Annex; Keith Lynn; and Plymouth Elementary. These schools have been closed and are available for occupancy upon conclusion of an agreement. Alternatively, the sites are available on a long-term lease or sale basis for redevelopment for other purposes (e.g. – residential use). Redevelopment for non-educational use will require an amendment to the Official Community Plan (OCP), and will also require rezoning.
NVSD is seeking creative and innovative Proposals for the reuse or redevelopment of the above properties in alignment with the School District’s vision and the OCP of the respective municipality. Proposals are invited from any community or recreational group, independent school, post-secondary educational institution, non-profit society, developer, business, government agency or similar organization. Proponents are asked to read and to be familiar with the “Land, Learning and Livability” Community Engagement Blog regarding the Board’s objectives in relation to its land management initiative.
Find the Request for Proposals here: RFP Monteray PlymouthKeithLynnRidgeway
Post date: June 26, 2012
BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC MEETING – JUNE 19TH – LAND, LEARNING AND LIVABILITY RECOMMENDATIONS
At the June 19th meeting, the Board devised next steps and recommendations for the Executive Committee that includes identifying priority educational needs, revised Guiding Principles around land management based on key themes collected during the community engagement process, ongoing community engagement at the neighborhood level, and RFPs for some schools. Here is a summary of the meeting recommendations.
Post date: June 5, 2012
LAND, LEARNING AND LIVABILITY CONVERSATION
The public is invited to attend a smaller-format meeting where Trustees will continue to discuss land management solutions regarding the School District’s 11 surplus properties and reflect on the input received from the community.
Wednesday, Jun 13th, 2012 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Balmoral, 3365 Mahon Avenue
The event will feature several guest speakers with experience and perspectives in areas that span sustainability, adaptive buildings, property development and social projects:
- Michael Geller, a Vancouver-based architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades; experience in the public, private and institutional sectors. He is president of The Geller Group, and serves on the Adjunct Faculty of SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development.
- Freda Pagani was the founding Director of the Campus Sustainability Office at the University of British Columbia and played a key role in helping to establish UBC as a leader in campus sustainability. Now retired from this role, Dr. Pagani continues her teaching and research into creativity in the design of more adaptive buildings and is a strong advocate of innovative approaches to campus planning, design and management.
- Brad Tone‘s work as a project manager, architect and design professional includes the visioning, design and project management of a diverse range of complete communities, including special needs, family and seniors housing. Recently Brad served the City of Vancouver as a select practitioner on the Cambie Corridor Community Plan and currently sits on The Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing. Brad has been involved in his community of North Vancouver for over 40 years.
NVSD will also seek recommendations from community partners on how to balance competing interests in managing surplus lands, and improve understanding about options for next steps.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to the discussion, which will be moderated by a professional facilitator.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars!
MAY 29th PUBLIC DIALOGUE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The recent Public Dialogue held at Lucas Centre included a brief presentation by Trustees and a Q&A session with approximately 55 attendees. If you missed it, the PowerPoint presentation is now posted online.
Post date: May 15, 2012
APRIL 25th OPEN HOUSE REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE
The Board of Education has posted the April 25th Open House Report online. The report summarizes attendees’ feedback and comments regarding the NVSD’s 11 surplus properties. If you have any questions about this report, please feel free to contact your local trustee or the professional facilitator who compiled the report (contact information enclosed in the document).
NEW PAGE ADDED — FAQs
Trustees have made an effort to compile a list of Frequently Asked Questions . Check out this page today! If your question isn’t listed, we invite you to email us your question at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will incorporate the answer into future information resources and updates.
JOIN US FOR A “LIVE” FACEBOOK CHAT
Join the School District for a one-hour “live” Facebook Chat this Thursday, May 24th at noon. We invite you to participate in dialogue, post comments and ask us questions. Can’t make it? Don’t worry, we’re planning to schedule another one and we’ll keep you posted.
Don’t forget to join our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nvsd44
MAY 29th PUBLIC DIALOGUE
Don’t forget to mark your calendar! Our next large-format public event will take place on May 29th with details coming soon.
6 – 9 pm, Lucas Centre Gym, 2132 Hamilton, North Van. Presentation starts at 6.30 pm
Post date: April 24, 2012
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, April 25
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ridgeway Elementary School
420 8th Street East
In managing through a time of unprecedented change and opportunity, the Board of Education is seeking community feedback on potential land management initiatives. Two key public open houses this spring will help to inform the Board’s consideration process. You are invited to attend and learn more about 11 properties that may be repurposed to bring higher value to the School District and community.
The April 25th Open House will provide you with an opportunity to learn more, ask questions and provide comments with respect to the creation of a long term properties plan for the North Vancouver School District.
Please plan to attend, become informed, share your views and provide input. To view a list of these properties visit: nvsd44.bc.ca > Capital Projects > Land Management 2012