Just for the record, the West End Community Plan Update (e-mail, 3-Feb-2017) from the City of Vancouver, says:
There are currently no new development applications in the West End. Two existing applications (1345 Davie Street [Safeway block on Davie and Cardero] and 1488 Robson Street [Empire Landmark Hotel]) are active but are unscheduled for the Development Permit Board. For more information go to vancouver.ca/devapps or call 3-1-1 and provide the operator with the address.
West End Neighbours (WEN) adds that besides “development applications” the community needs to keep an eye on “rezoning applications,” which are listed on the City website by address, at vancouver.ca/rezapps. In addition, keep an eye on upcoming meetings of the Urban Design Panel, and Development Permit Board.