Monthly Archives: September 2011

Concerns and questions about City consultation processes (Comox Helmcken Greenway as a case study)

Are there problems with the integrity of the consultation process on the “Comox-Helmcken Greenway”? Perhaps yes, perhaps not. This is an open question, but we encourage neighbours in our community to keep an eye on this topic, as it may … Continue reading

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Beach Towers’ Rezoning *Not Supported* by City’s Advisory Panels (Report of Sept 22 UDP meeting)

[WEN has received this report was obtained from Beach Towers neighbours and passes it on for the community to review.] [Flash: It appears the Vancouver Heritage Commission meeting on Oct 3 has been cancelled, meaning that Beach Towers is now … Continue reading

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Beach Towers proposal going from bad to worse? (Urban Design Panel, Wed, Sept 21)

West End Neighbours has received this update from neighbours near Beach Towers, site of a controversial project being proposed under the STIR program. Visit http://www.beachtowers.ca for more information, including YouTube video of original proposal. [Update: Initial reports are that on … Continue reading

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Reminder: Dates for Comox-Helmcken Greenway consultations

SOURCE: http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/streets/greenways/city/comox-greenway/index.htm Remaining dates: October 2011: Workshops at local schools Elsie Roy Elementary School Lord Roberts Elementary School Lord Roberts Annex Elementary School King George Secondary School  Completed dates:

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Columnist Don Cayo asks, “Should the role of city planners be sharply reduced?” (Vanc. Sun, 14-Sept-2011)

[Updated] Today’s Vancouver Sun carries an interesting column by Don Cayo, titled “Should the role of city planners be sharply reduced?” (Click here for article.) In it he interviews former mayor Sam Sullivan, and refers to the St John’s Church demolition … Continue reading

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Results of Davie Day WEN street poll now online

Here are the results of our street poll at our table on Davie Day, September 10, 2011. See bottom for full text of questions. (Hover mouse over image to reveal controls.) Questions: Are you satisfied with the way in which … Continue reading

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Holly tree down at Bidwell & Davie (Maxine’s, Alexandra by Millennium/Concord Pacific)

On September 13, 2011, workers began at 7:50 and by 9 am this holly tree was down. This is the third tree to come down around Maxine’s. Apparently, the first on the corner of the back lane was diseased and … Continue reading

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Report and thank you for visiting WEN at Davie Day Sept 11, 2011

Hundreds of people stopped by our table on Davie Day, corner of Thurlow and Davie, on September 11, 2011. Below are photos and an image of the poll we took. More news and analysis will be provided soon.

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Comox-Helmcken Greenway (through heart of West End) open houses Sept 17, 20, 21, 24, 27

The City has just announced the chance for community input on the proposed “Comox-Helmcken Greenway,” which will run along Comox Street, through the heart of the West End. “The Comox-Helmcken Greenway is part of the City Greenway network, connecting Stanley … Continue reading

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Next Community Plans: Meeting on Mon., Sept 12 (GWAC) is relevant to West End

(Note: WEN has word that the City is now hiring a planner (Planner II, temporary full time) for the West End planning process. Application deadline is Sept 13.) Also, the Grandview-Woodland Area Council (GWAC) monthly meeting on Sept 12 will … Continue reading

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