My wife and I moved from the City of North Van to the District in 2013 when we bought a townhouse here. At that time, the Lynnmour area still had some housing big enough for us and our 2 children that was within financial reach of a family with an income near the Canadian average. […]
Compensation for the Downsides of Development
There are many benefits that come with development: new shops, restaurants, and commercial services, more housing options, increased vibrancy, and a larger tax base to cover municipal costs. However, there can be downsides as well: increased traffic, lack of parking, strain on local public services and infrastructure, etc. Municipalities have a system in place that […]
Development: Who Decides?
While I enjoy the increased vibrancy that has come with population growth and densification in North Vancouver in recent years, I see the downsides as well. The north shore is now infamous for its terrible afternoon traffic, and the steep cost of living is causing long-time residents to seek new homes elsewhere. The truth is, […]