Monthly Archives: October 2011

Vision Vancouver’s On-going Support for the Vancouver Development Industry

(Revised) Ian Gillespie, Henriquez Partners Architects, and some others in the development industry have experienced a great deal of success in winning approvals in the Vision Vancouver-dominated Council Chamber at Vancouver City Hall.  What does this mean for the West … Continue reading

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Ask the candidates in the upcoming city election “what’s their plan for your neighbourhood?”

Vancouver residents – have your say in the upcoming civic election. Ask the candidates about their plans for your neighbourhood: Hosted by RAMP – the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant October 26, 2011 6:45 – 9:30 pm The Heritage Hall … Continue reading

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New tower proposal for tulip tree and Legg residence site at public open house and Heritage Commission

Bing Thom Architects on behalf of 5253 Investments Inc. have resubmitted a new tower proposal for 1241-1245 Harwood Street that includes a 17 story tower and the demolition of the Legg Residence (a Heritage building) on the site. The 108 … Continue reading

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Randy Helten steps down as WEN president to run for Mayor in Nov. 19 Vancouver election

The board of West End Neighbours announced today that with regret, they have accepted the resignation from Randy Helten as president of the organization, to enter the race for mayor in the November 19 civic election. WEN members thanked him … Continue reading

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Text of WEN letter to Mayor/Council about WEMAC Committee report on West End priorities (Oct 6)

Below is the text of a letter sent to Mayor and Council on October 6, 2011, for presentation at a Planning and Environment Committee meeting where speakers had a chance to address the Mayor’s motion to direct staff resources to … Continue reading

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New design now up: 1245 Harwood (“tulip tree site”)

Many neighbours have indicated an interest in what goes on at the site of the heritage house and tulip tree at 1245 Harwood. We have covered this case in the past. We have word that new designs are now up … Continue reading

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Heads up: WEMAC (Mayor’s Committee) report before Council Oct 6 (Thurs)

This week the Planning and Environment Committee will hear about the recommendations of the West End Mayor’s Advisory Committee (WEMAC) regarding priorities in the West End, focusing on its survey conducted in April and May this year. They Mayor has … Continue reading

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