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Open House on the proposed changes to 1862 Barclay St. September 6, 2012

The City of Vancouver has received a Development Application from Merrick Architecture to retain, rehabilitate and heritage designate the existing house (Mason Residence), 1862 Barclay St. and to develop an addition of a 6 storey building at the rear of the site, with parking accessed from the lane.

1401 Comox starts public hearing today

The proposed redevelopment of 1401 Comox Street goes to public hearing on Monday, June 11. City staff is recommending approval (with a few minor modifications) of the proposal to rezone the former site of St. John’s United Church to allow for the construction of a 22-storey market rental building. Details can be found on the […]

Justice not just democracy: are residents’ self interest a barrier to the critical needs of our time?

The City of Vancouver is in the process of conducting three new community plans in Grandview Woodlands, Marpole and the West End as well as a Community Planning Table meeting in the Downtown Eastside. While these planning processes are underway, fundamental questions need to be asked about this planning process. What are are the outcomes […]

Tools for a just city

Vancouver needs a form of development that is appropriate for the communities where the projects are being built. I have previously written about the idea of inclusionary zoning and bench marking a certain amount of units to the median income of a community as a method of ensuring that there is a tangible and real […]

Home: an exploration of what makes the West End Unique

More photos of the walk Guided Walk I am helping my friend Christine with this Jane’s Walk of the West End. Sunday, May 6, 2012 10:30 am Meet at the front of the West End Community Centre **This walking tour is part of the City of Vancouver, Museum of Vancouver and Spacing Vancouver’s special Jane’s […]

The West End community planning process is launching!

West End Community Plan The West End Planning Team is about to begin a community-wide discussion about the future of the West End. The West End community planning process will be an 18-21 month initiative to bring the community together to shape a new community plan for the West End.

West End Mayor’s Advisory Committee (WEMAC) Recommendations – 2011 Community Priorities Survey

Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Advisory Committee (MEMAC) recommendations that were dated March 17, 2012, will be considered by Vancouver City Council’s Standing Committee on Planning, Transportation and Environment at its meeting on: DATE:    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 TIME:    9:30 am PLACE:    Council Chamber Third Floor, City Hall The agenda for the meeting and the relevant report […]

Public open house, on 1860 Barclay St, March 8, 5 pm, Best Western Sands Hotel

Meeting Detaials: Date: 8 March 2012 Time: Drop-in 5 pm to 7 pm Place: Best Western Hotel 1755 Davie St. Project proponent want to hear feed back from residents. Proposed Heritage Dedication and restoration of the Historic Mason residence at 1860 Barclay St. There will be information on the follow items at the open house: […]

Community open house for proposed rezoning of 1401 Comox St., Thursday, Feb. 9, 5 pm, Coast Plaza Hotel

Notice of rezoning/development Permit application (DE413347) and community open house for 1401 Comox Street More info about the project at City’s Rezoning Centre Henriquez Partners Architects has submitted a revised cuoncurrent rezoning and development permit application to rezone 1401 Comox Street From RM-5 (Multiple Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is for […]

Vancouver Park Board public consultation on toilet in Nelson Park and Garden on top of West End Community Centre

Information Session – Nelson Park Public Toilet Thursday, October 27 4:30 – 7:30 pm Lord Roberts Annex 1150 Nelson St. The Park Board will be installing an accessible automated public toilet unit in Nelson Park in the coming months. You are invited to an information session to view the design and location and to ask […]