Riverside Terrace


re:Riverside Terrace
Development Application

June 9, 2004 7:00pm
Canlan Ice Sports

hosted jointly by Blueridge CA and Seymour Valley CA

If you are concerned about safety, the environment, or quality of life, you will want to have a voice in this development proposal.

What is proposed? 36 narrow single-family residential lots to be accessed via Browning Place, just west of the intersection of Mt. Seymour Parkway and Berkley Rd.

These are some of the issues raised by residents.

  1. Slope stability is a serious concern, and there are many recorded instances of slopes failing and houses sliding in other parts of Blueridge and Riverside with similar aspects and slopes. The houses were built on the same unconsolidated gravel on which the proposed development would be built. Large amounts of backfill, which is particularly unstable, would be required.

  2. The natural spawning habitat of the Seymour River has been decimated by development, and Hoganís Pools is one of the few remaining spawning areas on the Lower Seymour River. The Development encompasses a huge portion of the drainage of Hoganís Pools, which would threaten the Chum, Coho, Cutthroat and Pink Salmon that use the pools to spawn. Hoganís Pools has been preserved as a park because it is salmon habitat. Whatís the point of creating a park if you destroy the sensitive watershed above it?

  3. The gravel pit site is part of a wildlife corridor which hosts bears, coyotes, deer, raccoons, squirrels and surely many other species. The Alder and Salmonberry re-growth in the gravel pit is excellent songbird habitat. Much of the Alder forest would be destroyed.

  4. Strong objections were voiced to the Developers and the District of North Vancouver using Browning Place as access.

  5. If the proposal goes ahead, 16 lots would be made into an isolated strip, surrounded by heavy traffic on Berkley Road or Seymour Parkway, and the new proposed road. Do you want the district to allow this standard?

    Come out to the meeting on Wednesday, June 09, and let your views be heard by the developer and North Vancouver District planning staff.


Date Article Author
Jan 27, 2005 Residents sound alarm Jennifer Maloney, NS Outlook
May 14, 2004 Preliminary Development Application Dagneault Planning, DNV
April 5, 2004 Seymour Local Plan adopted by council Residents Committee, Charlene Grant, and DNV Planning
  Map of Riverside Terrace Property  
Oct 10, 2002 200+ unit Senior's Home removed from Seymour Local Plan. Plan now allows residential homes. Seymour Residents Committee
Oct 8, 2002 Petition signed by 265 Seymour Valley residents presented to council. Bill Maurer
Sep 16, 2002 SVCA informs DNV council that it opposes SLP which proposes a 200 unit senior's complex at Riverside Terrace. Bill Maurer
Sep 12, 2002 SVCA formal campaign against SLP containing Riverside Terrace 200 unit complex begins. SVCA
Sep 11, 2002 Charlene and 6 Residents Committee members meet with Bill Maurer to review addendum. Residents Committee refuses to remove Riverside Terrace from the plan. Charlene Grant, Eric Andersen, Jim Cuthbert, Cas Bohlken, Dave Sadler, Alf Cockle, Bill Maurer
Aug 4, 2002 Deconstructing the Riverside Terrace Project Bill Maurer
Aug 2, 2002 Riverside Terrace Property Record DNV
Aug 1, 2002 Riverside Terrace Realty Inc Corporate Records BC Online
Jul 31, 2002 Charlene and 4 Residents Committee members meet  with SVCA residents and directors. Strong opposition to Riverside Terrace. Charlene Grant, Eric Andersen, Allan Orr, Peter Harmer, Barb Murray, ~25 Seymour Valley residents plus SVCA directors Bill Maurer, Phil Holland, and Ken Reid
Nov 27, 2001 SLP Committee Meeting with presentation from Riverside Terrace Developer. Gillian Watson-Donald, Pacific Development Advisory Group
Nov 22, 2001 SLP Committee Meeting including letters from Riverside Terrace Developers Art Phillips, GD Hamilton Associates
June 13, 2001 Riverside Terrace Geological Analysis David L Cook
Apr 10, 1999 Letter from Riverside Terrace Developer Paul Ardaugh, Development Consulting Group, Ltd.