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

West End aerial view, in CoV WE Plan draft 22-Oct-2013IMPORTANT

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 a few blocks of lower Davie Street and along lower Robson and Alberni Streets need to know that once zoning is changed on Jan 23 you will have significantly less opportunity to say anything about changes in your neighbourhood. Click here to see the significant increases in tower heights to 10 to 40 storeys. If rezoned on Jan 23, new tower developments can even be approved internally at City Hall by the Director of Planning alone.]

Meanwhile, the exact text of the bylaws for the Public Hearing can be downloaded here:

http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/bylaw-proposed-amendments-west-end-zoning-2014-jan.pdf

Below is info copied from City website http://www.vancouver.ca/westendplan, “progress” tab:

Speak at a public hearing on proposed West End zoning amendments on January 23

January 9, 2014 [actually posted on Jan 13]– As part of implementing the new West End community plan, amendments have been proposed to the:

  • Zoning and Development Bylaw for social and market housing, and residential and commercial developments
  • Downtown Official Development Plan
  • Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan

The proposed changes include adding definitions for “social” and “secured market rental” housing, and rezoning portions of Davie, Denman, and Robson Streets.

City Council will consider the proposed amendments at a public hearing on:

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:00pm
City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor
Council Chamber

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http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/public-hearing—west-end-zoning-amendments.aspx

Attend or register to speak

Public hearing – West End zoning amendments

Free

Attend the public hearing where Council will consider the proposed amendments to Zoning and Development Bylaw.

Date and time

January 23 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Location

City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Vancouver

Contact: publichearing@vancouver.ca

Email contact

604 829 4238

Anyone is welcome to attend the public hearing. If you would like to speak at the meeting, register individually by 5:00pm on January 23, 2014.

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