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Finally housing designed for families with kids in the West End.

Photo of Block one of the handout material from workshop. yellow-placemaking, red- wayfinding, green-gardens grey-imporved surface treatment, blue-laneway housing opportunity. purple-maintain parking, dark green-rain garden Handout material from the workshop Laneway housing workshop 2.0 Wednesday June 5, 2013 The West End Planning Team wants to encourage and facilitate a new type of housing. The modest […]

Rethinking laneways in the West End

more photos of Molehill laneway One of the most under valued lane use resources of the West End are the laneways. That could  soon change as the West End Planning team is starting a series of workshops entitled “Laneways 2.0” with the view to explore the possibility of developing new types of housing there. West […]

More Open Houses for the West End planning process.

From the West End Planning Team: OPEN HOUSE I – LOWER DAVIE Wednesday June 19, 4-7pm Best Western Sands Hotel 1755 Davie Street       OPEN HOUSE II – STRAWBERRY FEST Saturday June 22, 1-4 pm West End Strawberry Festival Barclay Heritage Square     OPEN HOUSE III – ROBSON VILLAGE Tuesday June 25, 4-7pm Blue […]

The City wants your feedback on the Comox-Helmcken Greenway construction

  The Comox-Helmcken Greenway construction has well been underway now for a few months now. It has been interesting to see the project unfold. I have been trying to with hold my judgment on the project till it is done. At this point it  is hard to really understand how the Greenway will work.  There […]

More open houses on Active Transportation Corridor on Point Grey Road-Cornwall Ave

From Active Transportation at the City of Vancouver Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Active Transportation Corridor Project Update Following up on our last update, this email is to provide you with information about the upcoming public open houses for the second phase of consultation for the Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Corridor Project. The open houses will […]

Update from the City on Active Transportation Corridor on Cornwall Avenue

From Engineering at the City of Vancouver Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Active Transportation Corridor Project Update Since the last project update on February 21, 2013, staff have been working to analyze the results from the phase one online questionnaire, and develop feasible design options for the Point Grey-Cornwall Corridor. Please find a report summarizing the […]

West End Planning, 3 Open Houses to offer feedback. Be part of the process

From the West End Planning Team: Plan directions open houses Since the planning process launched in April 2012, we’ve received a wide range of feedback from residents, businesses, and other stakeholders, which has helped shape a set of directions. Drop in to an open house to learn more about the directions and have your say. […]

Re-thinking Lanways in the West End

From the West End Planning Team: Laneway use “Walkshops’ Attend a “walkshop” and think about how West End laneways could be used in the future, including surface and landscaping treatments, pedestrian facilities, benches, lighting, traffic calming, parking, and infill housing possibilities. Learn about the history and character of the laneways, and observe and discuss how […]

Council update: Beach Tower rezoning approved with a stipulated on the starting rents

Vancouver City Council today approved the rezoning of 1600 Beach Avenue with a stipulation that the starting rents be regulated by contract in a “Housing agreement” between the city and the owner of building. Cl. Stevenson moved the motion from the staff report recommending that Council approved the rezoning and seemed to take the point […]

Affordability and Beach Towers rezoning

The rezoning decision of Beach Towers is before Vancouver City Council on Tuesday February 26. Beach Towers are four rental apartment buildings on a whole city block in the West End with 3 towers on Beach Avenue and one on Harwood Street. There are 601 rental units in the complex and that represents about 3% […]