West End Community Plan Newsletter (COV)

Here is the plain text version of the City of Vancouver West End Planning Team Newsletter issued today.

For online info visit http://www.vancouver.ca/westend. Note some upcoming important developments including an open house announced just today.


Here’s our latest newsletter to keep you informed about the implementation of the West End Community Plan, future events, and other important updates.

Rezoning applications

969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street

57-storey building containing 331 market strata units

7-storey building containing 61 social housing units

Expanded program space, seismic upgrading and conservation and restoration of The First Baptist Church building

A public hearing is scheduled for:

Tuesday, July 18, 6 pm

City Hall, 453 W 12th Avenue

Third Floor, Council Chamber

For more information go to vancouver.ca/rezapps or call 3-1-1 and provide the operator with the address.

Rezoning Enquiries

Pre-application open houses are an opportunity for developers to share early plans and receive initial community feedback in preparation for a rezoning application.

1616 West Georgia Street

Proposal for two market residential buildings

A developer-hosted open house to gather initial feedback will be held.

July 12, 5 to 7:30 pm (TODAY)

Westin Bayshore Hotel

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

Development Applications

1500 Robson Street

Proposal for a 21 storey mixed-use building

127 secured market rental units and retail on the ground floor

Rescheduled for the Development Permit Board on September 5.

For more information go to vancouver.ca/devapps or call 3-1-1 and provide the operator with the address.

Our Public Spaces

What’s your vision for public space?

Vancouver’s public spaces – our plazas, squares, streets, laneways, pathways, and waterfront – are where public life happens.

We’re looking for your feedback on how to plan and deliver exceptional, vibrant, and memorable public spaces, places, and experiences in the downtown peninsula.

Learn more and sign up for email updates on the project and upcoming events by visiting us at vancouver.ca/placesforpeople

Also, take the time to provide your feedback with our online survey and show us your ideas for public space on an interactive map, and register for our walking tours.

Keep an eye out for us in the downtown this summer. Check out our kiosk, take our survey, and pick up a free public space map and collectible postcards.

We will be in the West End:

July 13, 3-6 pm – Jim Deva Plaza (TOMORROW)

Volunteers Wanted!

Do you have a passion for public space and urban design and want to help us better understand public life in the downtown?

As part of Places for People Downtown, we are looking for engaged, committed and enthusiastic individuals to help us with the City’s first ever Public Space and Public Life Study this summer. The study will assess how people use downtown public spaces and seek their feedback on the quality of these spaces.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know by emailing us at: placesforpeople@vancouver.ca

New Trial Plaza Opens at Bute and Robson Street

Opened in time for Canada Day on July 1, the plaza will remain until October 16.

Lessons learned during the trial will inform a potential permanent plaza at this location.

This space was identified in the City’s Transportation 2040 and West End plans as a potential future public space.

Warm Regards,

West End Planning Team


In November 2013, City Council approved the West End Community Plan. The plan provides long-range guidance on a variety of issues – including housing, transportation, parks and public space, social infrastructure, arts, culture, heritage and more. The new plan replaces the older West End Commercial Policy Plan (1986) and West End Residential Areas Policy Plan (1987).

For information on the plan, on-going implementation work, or upcoming events and opportunities for public involvement, please stay in touch via the following means:

Web & List-serv sign-up: vancouver.ca/westendplan

Email: westendplan@vancouver.ca

Twitter: @westendplan

Telephone: 3-1-1

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