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Harry Jerome Community Centre Public Input
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:
- the successful rezoning of the lands to the South of 23rd Street and available financial capacity to fund the construction; and
- 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.
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