Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tulip tree’s legacy leaves condo developer with headache (Vancouver Sun, 28-March-2011)

Article by Stephanie Law. “Community pressure to save a 108-year-old tulip tree might send a condo development plan, five years in the making, back to the drawing board.” Full article here. The Regular Council meeting on May 31 is expected … Continue reading

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Today 4 pm, citizens’ site tour, “Beach Towers” controversial West End STIR rezoning. Free. Learn facts, citywide relevance. www.beachtowers.ca

Reminder. This is an important rezoning application of relevance to the entire City of Vancouver, as it affects a property with heritage value, affects the character of a popular neighbourhood that received hundreds of thousands of visitors per year (for … Continue reading

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Up next: Open house on Beach Towers, major rezoning of heritage site under STIR program

(Updated 30-May-2011) Citizens’ Site Tour: Sunday, May 29, 2011 (start 4 pm). Meet at corner of Harwood & Cardero Streets. Organized by Beach Towers Neighbours. Download critique of application here: Critique of Beach Towers proposal, May 2011 Public Open House: … Continue reading

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Godzilla returns to West End (1401 Comox): What we have learned so far about demolitions…

Demolition work (and earth tremors) continues here today, May 25, 2011. This demolition/construction can be considered a test case for a wave of projects sweeping the West End and, in fact, much of Vancouver. A number of citizens are in … Continue reading

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Tulip tree site / 1241 Harwood status (decision on 31-May-2011)

The second night of the Public Hearing for 1241/1245 Harwood concluded shortly before 11pm on Thursday night, May 19, 2011. Council heard from all remaining speakers, a number of them up for the second time. One after another rose and … Continue reading

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“Death By A Thousand Cuts, The Execution of St. John’s” by Tiko Kerr

“Death By A Thousand Cuts, The Execution Of St. John’s” A commentary on the savage razing of Vancouver’s St. John’s Church. By artist Tiko Kerr. May 19, 2011, at 1401 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Text of his address is … Continue reading

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Godzilla at 1401 Comox has been stopped — until Tuesday

Thousands of West End residents were jolted by what felt like earthquakes after 7:30 am this morning. But by mid-morning all was quiet. Birds were singing, and the heavy demolition equipment sat quietly in the morning sun. All workers have … Continue reading

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Major tremors from 1401 Comox demolition: Action update

For much of the day yesterday, and starting again today at 7:48 am, residents have felt major earth tremors from the demolition of St. John’s Church at 1401 Comox.

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Michelle delivers WEN petition “No rezoning without comprehensive plan” (11,500 sigs.)

This video shows WEN member Michelle presenting the “No Rezoning Without A Comprehensive Plan” petition to Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver City Council at a public hearing on May 17, 2011. Text of petition follows video. The public hearing was … Continue reading

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Media release: 6 pm today, neighbours to view church demolition, Tiko Kerr art performance

Neighbours gather 6 pm at St. John’s Church demolition MEDIA RELEASE. http://www.westendneighbours.ca Neighbours gather 6 pm at St. John’s Church demolition to view site, observe Tiko Kerr visual art performance, and talk about the future of community. (Vancouver, May 19, … Continue reading

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