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Construct work on Burrard Bridge set to begin in February

Finally the much needed repair work to the Burrard Bridge is slated to start. This from the Engineering department of the City of Vancouver: RE: Burrard Bridge Improvements The City of Vancouver will be undertaking structural improvements to the Burrard Bridge starting in February 2014. The work involves replacement of expansion joints on the bridge […]

West End Plan goes to public hearing on Thursday January 23 at 6 pm

From the City: The West End Community Plan was approved by Vancouver City Council in November 2013. The plan will be the future road map on areas ranging from housing and land use to transportation and public spaces.   As part of the implementation of the plan, amendments have been proposed to the Zoning and […]

A primer on the 2014 Operational Budget and Capital Expenditure Budget for Parks and Recreation

The City of Vancouver has posted the 2014 budget which comes in at $1.2 billion in total with a property tax increase of 1.9%. The budget is a huge document with over 200 pages detailing all the different operations of the city with hard cold numbers, service plans and an array of metrics to measure […]

A bike lane rant and the 2014 operating budget

The City of Vancouver has released the 2014 Operating Budget and it is a mammoth document weighing in at over 200 pages. You can read it here I am going to ploughing my way through it in the next couple of days. There is also an information session and dialogue at City Hall on December […]

West End Community Plan at Vancouver City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

      From the City of Vancouver, The West End Plan is being presented to Council DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 TIME: 9:30 am PLACE: Council Chamber Third Floor, City Hall The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at: Here The relevant report can be viewed at :Here Due to its large file […]

A public plaza, pedestrians and public transit?

Yesterday I attended a panel discussion on the idea of a public plaza on the north side of the Art Gallery in the 800 block of Robson Street. The idea has been around for a while. The area was closed to traffic during the Olympics and a couple of temporary closures have happened during the […]

West End draft plan is now available on the CoV’s website

Down the West End Plan from the City’s website here From the West End Planning Team: The draft West End Community Plan is now available on our webpage. Hard copies of the draft plan will be available at Joe Fortes Library, West End Seniors Network and Gordon Neighbourhood House by the end of the week. […]

West End Planning Team’s “Learning Sessions” to start of Oct 25, 2013, at West End Community Centre

From the West End Planning Team: The registration information for our upcoming “Learning Sessions” is now available on our webpage here. These sessions will provide an opportunity to learn about the draft plan, understand how it will help shape the future of the community, and ask questions. The draft plan will be uploaded onto our […]

Planning for the future-West End Plan going to Council, Sept. 25, 9:30 am at City Hall

From the City of Vancouver Planning Team: A report entitled “Community Plans: Next Steps” has been posted to the City’s website. It provides an update on the process and next steps for community and local area planning work in the West End (as well as Grandview-Woodland, Downtown Eastside, and Marpole). The report will be discussed […]

Time for the war on safety to end

Monday July 29, Council update: Council will next meet on the Active Transportation Corridor in Kits on Monday July 29 at 6 pm at City Hall in Council Chambers. The speakers list is now closed, but speakers who were on the original list, but missed their time can speak at the meeting. Council will debate […]