Moodyville densifies, population to quadruple

City of North Vancouver.

North Van City Voices

Moodyville is changing too much for some and not enough for others – but it’s changing.

In a split vote on May 30, City of North Vancouver council gave final approval to a rezoning that will quadruple the waterfront neighbourhood’s population and replace the collection of Second World War-era bungalows with 1,890 wood-frame townhouses.

Despite supporting the project in a previous vote, Coun. Don Bell expressed disappointment developers were following the exact specifications of the current neighbourhood.

“What we’re creating was not what I’d hoped,” he said.

The development employs a “fairly unimaginative” grid pattern that “simply takes existing streets … and replaces the homes with stacked townhouses,” Bell said.

That replacement will greatly benefit the city, according to Coun. Craig Keating.

Not only will the rezoning…

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