January 2019 meeting re old hospital site

The Nanaimo Old City Association has been contacted by the Molnar Group about an Open House the Molnar Group is hosting in the New Year regarding their development proposal for the old hospital site at 388 Machleary Street.

The Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Friday, January 11,
2019 at St. Andrew’s United Church.  The Molnar Group tells us the purpose
of the Open House is to give us an update on “where the design stands and
any other related details (units, landscaping, parking, etc.).”

Hope to see you there!

Update on old hospital site

In late September, City of Nanaimo planning staff informed the NOCA Board that the Molnar Group continues to work on updating the required plans and supporting reports to advance the proposed development on the former hospital site on Machleary Street. When City of Nanaimo planning staff receive the updated project information, the city will refer the information to NOCA for review.

Successful AGM

At our recent NOCA AGM on October 15, 2018, representatives from Energy Solutions Vancouver Island (ESVI) made an informative presentation about residential solar PV systems (solar panels).   For more on this and to acquire a pdf copy of the presentation, click here. NOCA is now a non-profit member of ESVI.  This entitles paid NOCA members to receive, free of charge, ESVI’s Small Solar PV System Installation Specification.  This document is a useful reference for homeowners to use when requesting quotations from solar PV vendors.

New Board Elected

The new NOCA Board of Directors was elected at our AGM on October 15, 2018.  Board members for the 2018/2019 year are:

Joy Adams Bauer
Joy Anderson
Brian Booth
Ian Knipe
Penny MacMillan
Eve Reinarz
Kelsea Shadlock

Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) will be selected at the Board’s first meeting in November.

 AGM Presentation

AGM Presentation                                            Ian Knipe and Joy Adams Bauer

Plans for old hospital site

The City of Nanaimo has informed the NOCA Board that planning staff have received formal applications to redevelop the property at 388 Machleary Street. Staff are reviewing the information submitted in support of the joint Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw Amendment applications. As the initial review of the application continues by city staff, NOCA can expect to receive a referral request in the weeks ahead.

City staff also tell us that the formal amendment review process, will likely begin in the fall of this year (2018). Prior to the meeting of the city’s Community Planning and Development Committee, the developers are required to host an open house to provide the community with more information about the development proposal. City staff anticipate the developer’s open house will also likely be held in the fall of this year.

For more information on 388 Machleary Street, visit our 388 Machleary Street page.

Welcome to the old city!

The old city is a unique neighbourhood – unlike any other in Nanaimo. It houses the significant majority of the older homes and historical character in the city – a city that was one of the first established in the province in the 1800s.  Most of the rest of Nanaimo was built in the post-war era, especially since the 1970s. Our neighbourhood is complex and diverse, with homes ranging from very low cost to highly desirable renovated heritage homes.  Our residents value the character of the old city and feel a sense of stewardship towards its importance.

The Nanaimo Old City Association (NOCA) is a not-for-profit association and is recognized by the City of Nanaimo as the neighbourhood association for the old city neighbourhood.

For the latest news from NOCA visit our News link above.