Monthly Archives: November 2015

1668 Davie: 23-storey Larco tower on London Drugs lot, approval slated Nov 30 (Mon) at Development Permit Board

A proposal by Larco Investments (no website – 331750 BC Ltd.) is at the final stage of approval at the Development Permit Board on Monday, November 30, 2015, starting at 3 pm, at Vancouver City Hall. The meeting is open to … Continue reading

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1540 Haro Street – DE419183. Development application seeks boost from 27 to 31 units, laneway changes. Public input due TODAY, Mon, Nov 23.

A resident just today notified WEN of this development application. Today (Monday, Nov 23) is the stated deadline “to be part of the application’s review,” though you can still write the City until the Development Permit Board meeting (which could also … Continue reading

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Followup: Is “laneway housing” (infill development) meeting objectives of the West End Community Plan?

This is another installment of our ongoing coverage to follow up on the implementation of the West End Community Plan. Indicating that several laneway apartment buildings are coming to the West End, a reporter recently asked West End Neighbours if the community … Continue reading

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Followup: “Unaffordable” rental housing created at The Lauren, 1501 Broughton (formerly 1401 Comox, St. John’s Church)

(Updated) Any organization should monitor the outcomes of its decisions. The conclusion below is that at “The Lauren,” the City did not create “affordable rental housing” for the West End community. In fact, quite the contrary. As you read this, here … Continue reading

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West End Parking Survey: City Hall asks for YOUR input til November 30 (Mon)

Vancouver City Hall is asking for input from residents regarding parking in the West End. An online survey is open until November 30, 2015. To take the survey, please CLICK HERE (“Talk Vancouver website). We note that scores of new … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s West End wins Grand Prize in the “Great Neighbourhood” category of Great Places in Canada 2015

The Canadian Institute of Planners announced yesterday that the West End has been awarded Grand Prize in the “Great Neighbourhood” category of Great Places in Canada 2015. Excerpt from press release (4-Nov-2015): Great Neighbourhood winner, the West End in Vancouver, was chosen because of … Continue reading

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