Monthly Archives: February 2014

Early Notice of Redevelopment of 3 West End Sites – Workshop Feb 27 for 1601 Comox, 1529 Comox, 1546 Nelson

This notice is circulating in the community. We encourage anyone affected by potential developments at these sites to attend the event. We also encourage the community to follow this case, to see how the newly-created West End Community Plan is … Continue reading

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STIR program example: Affordable? $1820 for 1 bedroom rental apartment – 546 sq ft (The Alexandra, at Bidwell and Davie)

West End Neighbours has taken the City of Vancouver to court for its STIR and Rental 100 programs, which are giving away too much to developers and failing to produce affordable rental housing. See recent article by Carlito Pablo in The Straight. … Continue reading

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West End residents take Vision Vancouver to court over market housing policy (Carlito Pablo, The Straight, 19-Feb-2014)

See full article in Georgia Straight here. RENTING A CONDO may be cheaper than owning one, but it doesn’t mean that the rental unit is affordable. This is a central argument in a new legal challenge against the City of … Continue reading

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QMUNITY Public Information Night Feb 6 (Thu) 6:30pm about use of $7 million for LGBTQ facility

QMUNITY is holding a meeting to discuss the idea of a new purpose-built facility. Public Information Night February 6, 2014 (Thurs) 6:30 to 7:30 pm Gordon Neighbourhood House 1019 Broughton Street Text from announcements online: Did you know that in … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE: City gives developers and staff the power to determine what constitutes “affordable rental housing”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City gives developers and staff the power to determine what constitutes “affordable rental housing” (Vancouver , February 4, 2014) Continuing its legal battle with the City of Vancouver , West End Neighbours (WEN) yesterday filed an amended petition … Continue reading

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Community garden expansion proposal – Nelson Park – Public input til Feb 6

The City of Vancouver is accepting public input on a proposed expansion to the community gardens in Nelson Park.  Below is info from the City’s website. The community garden at Nelson Park The Nelson Park Community Garden Society has developed … Continue reading

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