The fate of the rare “A” Heritage Legg Residence hangs in the balance

In the year of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary, the West End is threatened again by the loss of another valued non-replaceable heritage site. It could be the first demolition of an “A” Heritage Building in the City of Vancouver since the Georgia Medical Dental Building in 1989. The Development Permit Board will decide its fate next week.

If you want to give an opinion, send a letter or attend the meeting:

Development Permit Board (DPB) Meeting
Monday, December 12th
3:00 pm
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

The applicant wants members of the DPB to approve the construction of a 17 storey condominium tower. When making this decision, Board members consider the input of the Vancouver Heritage Commission, the Urban Design Panel and the concerns of the residents and visitors in the West End.

If you wish to influence changes to this application, you must send in individual written submissions by December 9th if possible and/or attend the meeting on December 12th to make a short speech (no more than 5 minutes long).

Send written submissions to Lorna Harvey (Assistant to the Development Permit Board). You can also register with her to speak at the hearing. Her email address is  lorna.harvey@vancouver.ca.  Ms. Harvey’s telephone number is 604 – 873 – 7469. 

Information about the application can be found at the city’s website here. See also the important Development Permit Staff Committee Report, November 16, 2011 just published on the city website.

For further detail, see here .

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