Monthly Archives: October 2015

Open house for 1550 Alberni, 43-storey Westbank tower: Nov 3 (Tues) 5 – 8 pm

Interested residents are encouraged to go to this open house, review the display, and provide comments at the open house or online. Though not stated prominently in the City’s documentation, the developer is Westbank Projects Corp, with financier Peterson Investment Group. Marketing is … Continue reading

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“Is it ignorance, arrogance or just greed?” Former chief planner laments City of Vancouver’s current developer behaviour

Vancouver’s popular former director of planning (1973 to 1989), Ray Spaxman, sent this e-mail to colleagues in the city’s urban planning and development community on Friday, lamenting the state of affairs in this city. A copy went to Vancouver’s mayor and the head of … Continue reading

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West Enders, take the Translink survey on transportation. Deadline November 6.

We encourage West End residents to do this Translink online survey. You could make a difference by ensuring your voice is heard regarding needs of our community. Please also spread the word to friends, family, and more. Deadline: November 6, 2015. … Continue reading

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WEN BRIEFS: Much news. Open house 23-storey tower London Drugs, court fight 1754 Pendrell, Gabriola Mansion, more …

Here is a copy of our newsletter, sent out on October 20, 2015. (Sorry, not fully formatted for this web page.) WEN BRIEFS Oct 20, 2015 Greetings!      We are well into autumn, the federal election is over, and onward … Continue reading

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West Enders challenge City Hall in court over 21-storey Westank tower on 1700 block Pendrell

As reported in the Georgia Straight, six residents in the West End have gone to the B.C. Supreme Court to try and block construction of a 21-storey tower in the 1700-block of Pendrell Street (just up the street from Denman). The six … Continue reading

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Wall Financial 60-storey tower proposal at Nelson & Thurlow: Open house Oct 8 (Thursday)

Big tower developments are now coming fast and furious in the West End. The Wall Financial Corporation website now has a public invitation to an open house, shown below, for Thursday, October 8, 2015. West Enders may wish to go and learn how the West End … Continue reading

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23 storey tower proposal at 1668 Davie (1225 Cardero) – west of London Drugs (DE419443) to be reviewed by Urban Design Panel (Wed, Oct 7)

(Updated) West Enders may wish to take note of this proposal for a 23-storey tower, 1668 Davie Street (1225 Cardero), beside a London Drugs store in Vancouver’s West End. The proponent is Larco Investments (no website – 331750 BC Ltd.) the developer behind the Arbutus Mall … Continue reading

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