Monthly Archives: January 2014

Open House February 3 (Mon) for Central Presbyterian Church 1155 Thurlow, 22 storeys

Open House Monday, February 3, 2014 5 – 8 pm Central Presbyterian Church 1155 Thurlow Street (Note our original headline had wrong day of week. Correct day is Monday.) FSR proposed at a shockingly high 9.45. About 22 storeys. Henriquez … Continue reading

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View changes from bottom of Davie Street, extracted from secret City files

These two images we have selected as examples to compare today and future. To compare best, right-click on each image, open with a new tab on your browser, and then adjust size to see them side by side. Did City … Continue reading

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Secret 3D images of future West End: World premiere from WEN. Images withheld by City Hall?

(Updated) It took multiple requests (all rejected), and finally, virtually the use of legal force against the City of Vancouver —  with an inquiry using Freedom of Information regulations. A sharp citizen finally obtained some of the City’s data files … Continue reading

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City Council gets 90%+ opposed to zoning amendments: “West End Speaks” survey of 367 residents submitted to City Council for Public Hearing Jan 23

A number of West End residents today submitted to Vancouver City Hall their results of a survey, conducted on the street and online, showing strong opposition to the West End Plan and subsequent zoning amendments. Their website, West End Speaks, … Continue reading

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WEN letter to Council, on West End zoning amendments, Public Hearing, Jan 23

Dear Mayor and Council, We are writing to request that you reject the proposed West End zoning amendments, subject of the Public Hearing on January 23, 2014. Our reasons for this include: The West End Community Plan was not the … Continue reading

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Public Hearing Jan 23, last chance for public on major zoning changes in the West End

Public Hearing Item #3. West End Zoning Amendments Starts 6 pm, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Documents: Click here West End residents and Vancouver citizens, this is your final chance to give Mayor and Council your input into specific and major zoning … Continue reading

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Results of public survey on West End Plan, Nov 2013

(Updated) The West End Community Plan was adopted by City Council on November 20, 2013. Here below is a tally of 182 responses to an online public survey regarding the draft. Seeing this graph, would you say there was strong … Continue reading

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Detailed, unanswered questions on the West End Community Plan – L. Green, J. Herter

Seven pages of questions and comments went to City Council in November from L. Green and J. Herter, West End residents, regarding the West End Community Plan. As of today (Jan 22), they still await a response from City Hall. … Continue reading

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Municipal lawyer Jonathan Baker’s analysis, blog comments on West End Community Plan

One of Vancouver’s top civic lawyers has done some detailed analysis of the West End Community Plan, which City Council adopted on November 20, 2013. Note that a public hearing for zoning amendments under the Plan will be on January … Continue reading

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Public Hearing Jan 23 (Thurs) for zoning amendments under West End Community Plan

IMPORTANT Public Hearing: Zoning amendments compliant to the West End Community Plan 6 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2014 This it the last major chance for public input on this topic. WEN will provide some analysis, time permitting. [Update: Residents within … Continue reading

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