Monthly Archives: February 2013

City Council approves Beach Towers rezoning. Reminder of Housing Info Session tonight

Today after an extended discussion, City Council approved the rezoning of Beach Towers, with Vision Vancouver voting as a block in favour, and NPA and Green Councillors voting against. Will provide more detail and analysis later. Here are links to … Continue reading

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Beach Towers rezoning public hearing ended Feb 20, Council decision Feb 26

(Update, 26-Feb-2013) Today Vision Vancouver approved the Beach Towers rezoning, against votes of the opposition Councillors from NPA and Green Party. We will make a further comment later. ******************* Beach Towers Public Hearing ended on the third night, February 20, 2013, … Continue reading

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WEN live blogging of Beach Towers rezoning public hearing Feb 19, 2013

Beach Towers, at 1600 Beach Avenue and 1651 Harwood. Rezoning for 133 units, about 100,000 sq ft of infill. Public Hearing (click for agenda, docs), night #2 was on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The reconvened Public Hearing of February 5 … Continue reading

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WEN NEWS: Beach Towers Hearing Feb 19; Community Plan meeting Feb 26

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West End Plan – Info Session on Housing in the West End, Feb 26, 2013

(Update after event – This drop-in event was attended by about 100 people, including many WEN supporters. The display panels will be posted on the City website within a couple weeks, and the City will still be accepting comments for … Continue reading

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WEN UPDATE, 4-Feb-2013, Park Board TODAY, Beach Towers Feb 5 hearing, etc

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Vancouver Park Board – urgent special meeting TONIGHT, 6:30 pm, at West End Community Centre

In media coverage and online, you may have noticed the controversy regarding the Park Board’s proposed Community Centre Association Partnership Agreements. Due to the high level of public concern, the meeting has been set for a larger venue: West End Community Centre, … Continue reading

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Beach Towers rezoning and infill, if built, will affect public views, like this (Public hearing Feb 5)

A West End resident has forwarded an image provided by the designers of the project at Beach Towers (1600 Beach Avenue). The image shows the proposed 9-storey mid-rise building, viewed from the sidewalk at the north-east corner of Harwood and … Continue reading

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MEDIA: Locals ask Vision Vancouver to reject controversial rezoning for pricey rentals in English Bay (Beach Towers)

West End Neighbours is passing on a press release from Beach Towers Neighbours, relating to the public hearing on February 5, 2013. For more information about the rezoning application and how to address City Council, please visit our web page … Continue reading

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