Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mayor’s Advisory Committee abruptly closes public meeting on West End’s future

Last week West End Neighbours (WEN) reported that the Mayor’s West End Mayor’s Advisory Committee (WEMAC) would meet on June 23, 2011, and encouraged West End residents to attend. The meetings are open to the public as observers. Several West … Continue reading

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WEN display panels summarize key issues (online slide show)

Here below are the slides from West End Neighbours’ display at Car Free Days on Denman Street, June 19, 2011. Many people stopped to read the information and found it very useful. In the panels, we have made an effort … Continue reading

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WEN issues Glossary of Terms: “The Language of Development”

Many residents have expressed frustration with the way in which development is described and discussed – the terms used are often unfamiliar, and the concepts being presented are difficult to understand.  West End Neighbours has put together a summary of … Continue reading

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Important WEMAC meeting tonight (June 23, 2011) to review report to Mayor. WEN writes Gregor with requests.

This is a notice to say that after multiple requests, the Mayor’s West End Advisory Committee released its work plan (it will finalize its report to the Mayor by June 28). WEMAC will discuss near-final edits to the report tonight, … Continue reading

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Vancouver Heritage Commission voted NOT to support Beach Towers application (see video)

On Monday, June 20, 2011, the Vancouver Heritage Commission voted unanimously NOT to support the application as presented for the Beach Towers development. For rationale, see video.

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WEN News 19-June-2011

Download PDF of the WEN News, 19-June-2011 Here is a text-only version of our newsletter today.

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WEN report from Car Free Day 2011

THANK YOU to the thousands who stopped by our table at Car Free Day on June 19, 2011. We learned a lot through the many conversations and got to know neighbours and visitors better. We might be over the 12,000 … Continue reading

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Resident Action Needed: Heritage Commission to Review “Beach Towers” June 20 (Monday)

WEN passes on this media release received from Beach Towers Neighbours. 17-June-2011 MEDIA RELEASE: Heritage Commission to weigh in on Beach Towers Iconic Heritage Site Once Again Threatened by Developers. This past May a yellow sign made it official: the city … Continue reading

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Godzilla felt again in West End, see video

Westbank Projects Corp and Peterson Investment Group, with City permission, have proceeded with the demolition of community landmark St. John’s Church. The building was only 30 years old, but a church has been on the site for over 100 years. … Continue reading

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WEN to Mayor on model West End development (Darling House, 1090 Nicola) that respects heritage, zoning, character of West End (in Council June 16)

West End Neighbours submitted the following letter to Mayor and Council on a topic for public hearing on June 16,  2011 — the Heritage Designation and Development Proposal of the Darling House at 1090 Nicola Street. We feel this is … Continue reading

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