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

Westendspeaks-ca, west_end_zones_8aA 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, was created by local volunteers, as a way to enable large numbers of West End and Vancouver residents to learn more about the Community Plan and have ways to express a wide range of opinions about specific content in the Plan.

The overall results for the total sample of 367 residents indicate that:

  • 92% (337 people) do not support the increases in building density to a maximum of 7.0 FSR proposed for Lower Davie Street from Jervis to Denman
  • 90% (329 people) do not support the increases in density to 7.0 FSR and 8.5 FSR proposed for Lower Robson Street from Broughton to Denman
  • 92% (336 people) do not support these zoning changes without holding a public hearing

Today at 6 pm a Public Hearing begins, with residents speaking to City Council about proposed zoning amendments. For details on the survey please visit WestEndSpeaks.com.

Survey questions:

1. Given that the development guidelines for the West End adopted by City Council on November 20th would allow up to three new towers per block, do you support the increases in density to a maximum of 7.0 FSR proposed for Lower Davie Street from Jervis to Denman? Yes ___ No ___ No Opinion ___
2. Do you support the increases in density to 7.0 FSR and 8.5 FSR proposed for Lower Robson Street from Broughton to Denman? Yes ____ No ____ No Opinion ____
3. Approval of the zoning changes as proposed would allow large projects at a density of up to 7.0 FSR along Lower Davie, and up to 8.5 FSR along Lower Robson, without holding a Public Hearing. Do you think that a Public Hearing should be required for each large project to be approved along Lower Davie and Lower Robson? Yes _ No __ No Opinion __

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