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Delbrook Lands Community Dialogue—Ideas Report

February 22, 2016
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This week, we released the Delbrook Lands Community Dialogue Ideas Report, which summarizes the results from the first phase of an engagement process led by the District of North Vancouver in partnership with the SFU Centre for Dialogue. The goal of this three-phase engagement process is to help determine the most broadly supported land use options for 600 West Queens Road through a community dialogue.

  • Phase One (January 2016) will provide an opportunity for the community to generate ideas on potential future uses for the Delbrook Lands and provide input on the further engagement process that will follow.
  • Phase Two (February to April 2016) will involve technical research and analysis, as well as potential feedback from District of North Vancouver Council, on the ideas generated.
  • Phase Three (May to June 2016) will feature a deliberative dialogue in June, where both District-wide and local neighbourhood residents will identify a broadly supported recommendation for District Council that is informed by community values and real-world constraints. Final decision-making rests with District Council.

More information about the history of the Delbrook Lands and the Delbrook Lands Community Dialogue process is available at dnv.org/delbrooklands.

Phase One – Ideas Report

The report reflects input collected from 298 respondents through a January 28 community dialogue, an online and paper survey, and one-on-one communications. Respondents included both local Delbrook community members, as well as residents of the broader District of North Vancouver.

Respondents provided over 1000 suggestions for the future use of the Delbrook Lands, the majority of which fall within four general categories: parks and outdoor recreation; community programming facilities and structures; housing; and additional ideas. Other issues raised by participants include land ownership and site composition. Respondents also gave feedback about next steps in the engagement process, clearly indicating a desire for transparent information, no pre-determined outcomes, frequent communication, the inclusion of diverse stakeholders, and multiple future engagement opportunities.

Read full report here