A BIA proposal for Ambleside & Dundarave.
Ambleside is the commercial heart of West Vancouver, BC, and its modern-day municipal town centre. Dundarave, its neighbour to the west, is a smaller-scale commercial centre, with its own village-like character. They are both located on the Marine Drive corridor and share a spectacular waterfront setting.
Business and property owners in these two areas have come together to form the new Ambleside-Dundarave Business Improvement Association (ADBIA), with the shared objective of forming a Business Improvement Area (BIA) in 2016. On October 5th representatives of the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association presented to Mayor & Council the results of their community outreach regarding the formation of a Business Improvement Area for the business neighbourhoods of Dundarave, Hollyburn and Ambleside. The results from the outreach initiatives showed significant support from business and land owners, and council voted unanimously in favour of moving to the next phase of the initiative. On November 3rd letters were mailed out to all merchants and property owners explaining this process and, if significant opposition is not presented within the 30 day waiting period, Council will move to pass the by-law that will put the BIA into place beginning in 2016.