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West End Community Plan turns ten years old in 2023

This year the West End Community Plan will turn ten, on November 20, 2023, the day City Council adopted the non-binding plan during a daytime meeting. The coming months leading up to the tenth anniversary date are a good opportunity … Continue reading

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Election day is Saturday, October 15, 2022. Please vote, it’s important! Here’s some basic info to help.

Civic elections across British Columbia are on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Our next chance will be in four years (distant future, 2026!) to choose Vancouver’s mayor, 10 city councillors, 7 park board commissioners, and 9 school trustees. Every vote counts, … Continue reading

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Upcoming election candidate events in the West End, starting *THIS WEEKEND*. Election day is October 15, 2022, with advance voting days Oct 1, 5, 8, 11, 13.

Civic elections now occur across British Columbia every four years. The next election is October 15, 2022, with advance voting days Oct 1, 5, 8, 11, 13. There are also options for mail-in voting and even a pilot for 100 … Continue reading

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Community garden at corner of Davie St and 1157 Burrard in West End to be replaced by 469-ft 47-storey tower. Public input til Aug 12 on development permit application DP-2022-00461

ABOVE: Applicant’s rendering of proposed tower at 1157 Burrard Street at northwest corner with Davie Street, beside the current St Paul’s Hospital City Council approved this rezoning on October 19, 2021. Now it is moving to the next step, a … Continue reading

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Janes Walk in the West End May 7 (Exploring the West End through its Urban Forest)

Exploring the West End through its Urban Forestby Jane’s Walk Vancouver 2022 (May 6th-8th) Date and timeSat, 7 May 202210:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Location: Barclay Heritage Square, 1433 Barclay Street Registration here – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exploring-the-west-end-through-its-urban-forest-tickets-324589845967 Learn how the West … Continue reading

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1616-1698 West Georgia at Bidwell development (33-storeys with 127 strata condos) goes to Development Permit Board March 7 (Monday). Former Chevron gas station closed after site sold for $72 million in 2017

A development 1616-1698 West Georgia development goes to Development Permit Board on Monday, March 7 at 3 pm for approval. Link to related documents: https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/development-permit-board.aspx 1616-1698 W Georgia St – DP-2021-00409 – (COMPLETE APPLICATION)Applicant: Anthem Properties Group Ltd.Property Owner: 1698 … Continue reading

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Park Board Feb 7 (Mon) meeting to discuss BC Hydro power line right-of-way thru Nelson Park for a buried electrical substation, plus alcohol in parks in 2022

Here are a few notices about Park Board topics important for the West End. (This is an excerpt of a post by CityHallWatch.) First, February 2, 2022 was the last day for the Park Board “Community Centres Survey 2022,” a … Continue reading

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Park Board staff planning to report on BC Hydro‘s request for rights-of-way for underground power cables through Nelson Park for West End Substation (early 2022)

Things have been very quiet on this front. What’s the latest on BC Hydro’s plans to build an electrical power substation underground in Nelson Park, beside the Lord Roberts Elementary School Annex? Just a heads up that Vancouver Park Board … Continue reading

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1640-1650 Alberni Street (43 storeys): Public Hearing tonight (Thurs, 9-Dec-2021)

Public Hearing item for Thursday, 9-Dec-2021 CD-1 Rezoning at 1640-1650 Alberni Street (West End) Public hearing agenda and instructions on how to write or speak to Council: https://council.vancouver.ca/20211209/phea20211209ag.htm 66 secure replacement market rental housing units to replace the 66 rental … Continue reading

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Now online: ‘West End Public Benefits Strategy Implementation’ – Progress Update’ (staff memo to City Council)

(Updated) At the end of November, after many requests, this document was posted on the West End page of the City of Vancouver website (Vancouver.ca/westend), in the form of a memo dated August 19, 2021, from the City’s Director of … Continue reading

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