Monthly Archives: January 2011

WEN asks Council to reject proposals for increased height and take the time to get it right

On January 27, 2011,West End Neighbours wrote Mayor Robertson & Councillors to oppose passing the recommendations in the report on “Vancouver Views” and Opportunities for Higher Buildings in the Downtown. WEN is opposed to the suggested increases in allowable building … Continue reading

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West End Neighbours calls on Vancouver Mayor Robertson and Councillors to delay the demolition of St. John’s Church at 1401 Comox

West End Neighbours issued a letter to Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Council requesting that they find ways to delay the demolition of St. John’s Church, which is at the centre of controversy about rezonings in the West End. … Continue reading

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West End Neighbours hold a Café on Building a Community Dialogue

The guest speaker is Mel Lehan. Let’s get ready for the great West End community planning challenge! This café will be a great opportunity to meet with your neighbours and share ideas on how we can work together to build … Continue reading

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New BC highrises at risk in major quake

While the Vancouver Council and city planners rush to approve numerous proposals to develop massive towers in the downtown and West End, serious concerns are raised about the safety of these buildings during an earthquake. UBC professor and structural engineer, Perry … Continue reading

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Join us and the media on a special West End Neighbourhood walk this saturday

We’re inviting you to the special WEN walk this Saturday.  The media is intrigued by West End citizens’ concerns about the taller towers that are proposed for our neighbourhood.  This week CKWX 1130 will join us. Consider coming with us.  Our intent … Continue reading

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The Urban Design Panel weighs in on the plan to move a heritage house and destroy 100 year old tulip tree

The Development Permit application at 1241 Harwood Street, site of the heritage house and heritage tulip tree, has been scheduled for review by the City’s Urban Design Panel on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  This item is currently first on the … Continue reading

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Mayor’s West End Community Advisory Committee (WEMAC) holds a public meeting tonight at city hall

Mayor’s West End Community Advisory Committee (WEMAC) will have a public meeting this Thursday at City Hall from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Mayor’s West End Community Advisory Committee is a pilot project and is intended as an interim … Continue reading

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Council may try to rush through critical view and higher buildings proposals for the West End and Downtown

The reports before council are: Implementation of “Vancouver Views” and Opportunities for Higher Buildings in the Downtown (supplemental memo, and previous staff presentation on December 16, 2011). These are videos from a public presentation by city staff on Monday: Moderator’s … Continue reading

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The City is holding a public information session about the controversial tall buildings proposal before council this week

In response to many questions from the public about the proposals before City Council this Thursday to increase the heights of towers in the downtown and West End borders, the city staff will hold an information session: Monday, January 17, … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver fast tracks “Regional Growth Strategy” vote to January 14 as citizens demand more time, proper consultation

Citizens are calling on Metro Vancouver and all mayors and councillors of 23 municipalities to postpone a January 14 vote on the Regional Growth Strategy entitled Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future. Staff plan to fast-track a Metro Vancouver board … Continue reading

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