March 7, 2019 – Take our survey on the Molnar Group’s application to Amend the Official Community Plan. The City of Nanaimo has received the Molnar Group’s application to amend the Official Community Plan for the property located at 388 Machleary Street (the former site of Malaspina Gardens/old Nanaimo Hospital). The application is asking to “re-designate the land use designations in the Official Community and Old City Neighbourhood Concept Plans to authorize a medium-density multi-family residential development.”
You can view the application on the City of Nanaimo website at https://www.nanaimo.ca/whatsbuilding/Folder/OCP00089
You can provide feedback to your neighbourhood association about the application by completing our 8 question survey. Please print the survey, complete and drop in the mailbox at 108 Milton Street or 25 Machleary Street. If you’d prefer to complete via email, please email email@example.com
December 20, 2018 – NOCA 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.).”
October 16, 2018 – 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
Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) will be selected at the Board’s first meeting in November.
June 1, 2018 – 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.
March 28, 2018 – Over 80 people attended our community meeting on March 27. They heard from representatives of NOCA’s 388 working group, and the Molnar group (the developer who now owns the land at 388 Machleary Street). City planning staff answered questions about the process to apply to amend the Official Community Plan and neighbourhood residents completed a work book to provide their feedback on the Molnar Group’s latest proposal for the site. You can view the NOCA presentation here. Visit the 388 Machleary Street page on our website for more information on the 388 Machleary working group.
March 14, 2018 – Are you interested in the future development of the property at 388 Machleary Street (the former Old Hospital/Malaspina Gardens site)?
The Nanaimo Old City Association (NOCA) is holding an important community meeting on Tuesday, March 27 from 7:00 to 9:30 at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall on Wesley St. Come out to see the Molnar Group’s revised proposal for this iconic neighbourhood property and hear from City of Nanaimo representatives about the processes involved in redevelopment. This is a major opportunity to ask your questions, put forward your comments, and influence the future or our neighbourhood!
March 4, 2018 — We launched our new website in early March 2018. Our new look is clean and streamlined with all of the information you’ve come to expect from your old city neighbourhood association. Like any website, it’s a “work in progress”. In the coming months information and features will be added. Have fun surfing around and feel free to send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org