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Summary of “public benefits implementation tracking” for West End Community Plan (to year end 2020)

Nearly three years ago, West End Neighbours starting asking the City to provide a public update on implementation of the West End Community Plan (WECP), which was adopted in 2013 (click link for the information we sought). The West End … Continue reading

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Two more West End towers headed to Public Hearing October 12 (Tues): 47 storeys (1157 Burrard at Davie), 49 storeys (1450 West Georgia at Nicola)

(Update #2) On October the 1450 West Georgia tower was approved by Council, with Clr Swanson and Hardwick opposed. The 1157 Burrard rezoning final vote will occur in the Council meeting on October 19. (Update #1) A Public Hearing on … Continue reading

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Introducing the ‘Imagine West End Waterfront project’

The Imagine West End Waterfront team has shared information with WEN regarding consultation on the “Imagine West End Waterfront” project. The team is working with the Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver on a project looking at the … Continue reading

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City to launch public process on ‘West End Community Hub Renewal Plan’ (West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, other civic facilities)

The West End Community Plan was adopted by City Council in November 2013. One key feature of the plan was using the significant revenues expected from new developments enabled by the plan to improve public amenities, with 10,000 new residents … Continue reading

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Revised rezoning application: 36-storey tower at 1065 Harwood and 1332 Thurlow (Bosa/Henriquez) . Virtual open house ends 31-May-2021. Public comments.

For details see https://shapeyourcity.ca/1065-harwood-street-and-1332-thurlow-street HAVE YOUR SAY on this proposed 36-storey tower, one of two twin towers at 1065 Harwood and 1332 Thurlow. Deadline at this public comment phase is May 31, 2021. To see previous public comments and responses, … Continue reading

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West End blanketed by proposed changes to Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan (Public Hearing tonight 10-Dec/Thurs)

It has just come to our attention attention that an item going to the Public Hearing tonight, Thursday, December 10, 2020, basically affects zoning across about 90% of the West End. City staff have prepared an item entitled “Amendment to … Continue reading

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55-storey tower planned for Haro Street (overlooking Robson): Online open house 14-Dec-2020 (Mon)

The UrbanYVR website, which follows developments in Vancouver, reported on December 6, 2020, that another big tower is planned for the West End, enabled by the 2013 West End Community Plan. This one is on Haro Street, between Burrard and … Continue reading

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WEN writes Council opposing proposed changes to West End Community Plan (Burrard Corridor) November 24, 2020

This important topic goes before City Council on November 24, 2020. West End Neighbours has sent a letter (full text further below) to Vancouver City Council to oppose what planning staff are recommending. Other residents are encouraged to provide their … Continue reading

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1116-1140 Pendrell Street, 18 storey condo tower planned near Nelson Park. Public input deadline Nov 16.

  Public input is sought on a development application, with the “virtual open house” online ending Nov. 15, 2020 (Sun), and the official deadline for public input via the website being Nov. 16 (Mon). [*But see note below.] This application … Continue reading

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Unit in Westbank rental tower at 1770 Pendrell on Craigslist at $4,975 a month, $2,125 above the proposed rent when rezoning was approved

(Updated 27-Jul-2020) It is important to follow-up on major developments to see how they are performing for residents and the neighbourhood. A [correction] 19-storey tower proposal for a luxury condo at this specific site in 2007 (original address 1754-1772 Pendrell, … Continue reading

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