Monthly Archives: April 2011

No need to demolish St. John’s Church (1401 Comox): McCreery on CityCaucus.com

This article appeared on CityCaucus today. Link is here. Excerpt: Many residents in Vancouver’s West End have worked hard to protect a heritage site. The St. John’s Church Demolition Permit has been issued by the City to West-Bank, Perterson. Gregor … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Advisory Committee update: Meeting today 6:30

The West End Mayor’s Advisory Committee website now carries the minutes of the most recent meeting (April 7), plus the agenda for its 6:30 pm meeting today. Link to page is here. Many West Enders are still hoping that WEMAC … Continue reading

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Coast Plaza Hotel (1030 Denman) status

There was some confusion over the weekend, leading many to believe that the Coast Plaza rezoning public hearing was still continuing. The fact is that it has been approved. Council minutes are not yet available, but the video of the … Continue reading

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Correction: Coast Plaza rezoning passed

Note: Our previous post indicating that the Coast Plaza (1030 Denman) rezoning continues was not correct, apparently. The City’s website appears to wrongly indicate three rezonings still on the agenda for May 3, including 1030 Denman. Will report back after … Continue reading

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WEN submission on 1030 Denman (Coast Plaza) rezoning

WEN today sent this message to Mayor and Council, regarding the Public Hearing for rezoning of 1030 Denman (Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites). We believe this is consistent with the spirit of the petition signed by 11,000 people.

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Report of rally at St John’s Church, 1401 Comox (Apr 16)

Fifty to 100 people showed up at our rally today. CBC Television and Global Television and other media were present. We will follow up soon with more information about the event plus video. Thank you to everyone who attended. To … Continue reading

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Demolition imminent: WEN Walk 2 pm & rally 2:30 (Sat) for St John’s Church (Comox & Broughton)

Demolition work has begun inside St John’s Church this past week, and demolition of the exterior may happen next week. This site is symbolic of many of the rezoning issues in the West End. [Note: See media release at bottom … Continue reading

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“Darling House” (1090 Nicola) a quality approach to development in West End

[Note to readers: This current development application highlights an approach to development in the West End worth studying further, and contrasts dramatically with rezoning projects currently being proposed. ] DARLING HOUSE – 1090 Nicola Street – Development Application at the … Continue reading

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Westbank/Peterson begin demolition inside St John’s Church (1401 Comox)

[Revised 18:11] Monday, April 11, 2011 at 9 am, workers were heard smashing wood inside St John’s Church. We learned on Thursday that the City had issued a demolition permit. We understand that workers are starting demolition inside the church … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, April 21, 7:30 pm

Reminder (excerpt)  from City: There will be a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm at City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor, Council Chamber to consider zoning and sign by-law amendments for the following locations: Item … Continue reading

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