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1345 Davie Street (plus 1385 Davie/1180 Broughton): Development Permit Board, March 20 (Mon) – Demolition of existing rental housing, construction of 18 and 19 storeys (DP-2016-00373)

The City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board (internal 4-person decision-making body: Andrea Law, Gil Kelley, Jerry Dobrovolny, and Paul Mochrie) will review and approve a proposal for two towers (18 and 19 storeys)  at 1345 Davie Street (project includes 1385 … Continue reading

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Longterm renters at 1565 Harwood fight 16% to 43% increases: Press conference Mar 12 (Sun) 11 am

Most of the residents in this two-story walk-up apartment building in the West End have been issued a notice to have rents increased by 16% to 43%. (UPDATED. We are adding  media coverage/links at bottom.) MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert (@SChandraHerbert, MLA for … Continue reading

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Gordon Neighbourhood House 75th Anniversary: Spring Forward 2017: A Fundraiser March 10 (Fri)

Spring Forward 2017: A Fundraiser for Gordon Neighbourhood House Gordon Neighbourhood House Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, BC Friday, March 10, 2017, 7 – to pm Tickets (by Brown Paper Tickets): http://bpt.me/2777757 Join us for Spring Forward, a celebration of the 75th … Continue reading

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Reminder: BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Deadline Feb 28 (Tues)

Deadline for early public feedback February 28 (Tuesday). Further to our previous post (BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Feb 15, 16, 18, 20, 22) there has been a lot of media coverage and several meetings … Continue reading

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Update on three Alberni-Georgia Corridor developments: Feb. 7, 2017

Below is a brief update on three selected developments in the “Alberni – Georgia corridor,” kindly compiled and submitted by a reader. The West End Community Plan was adopted by City Council in 2013. 1550 Alberni (October 20 2016) (readdressed … Continue reading

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BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Feb 15, 16, 18, 20, 22

BC Hydro is sharing ideas on a proposal to construct new underground electrical power substations in the West End (Lord Roberts School Annex) and Yaletown and to renovate an existing substation under Cathedral Square downtown. BC Hydro is promoting possible public benefits, … Continue reading

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West End Parking Strategy, 400% price hike: In City Council Feb 8 (Wed)

As reported previously by West End Neighbours, the City of Vancouver was consulting the public in 2015 and 2016 on a “West End Parking Strategy.” The final step is now here, with staff recommendations set to be presented at the February 8, … Continue reading

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Currently “no new development applications” in the West End

Just for the record, the West End Community Plan Update (e-mail, 3-Feb-2017) from the City of Vancouver, says: Development Applications There are currently no new development applications in the West End. Two existing applications (1345 Davie Street [Safeway block on … Continue reading

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1523 Davie Street (Gabriola Mansion)​: Architect’s open house Feb. 9 & 23, 2017

Ankenman Marchand Architects intends to submit a rezoning application to the City of Vancouver for 1523 Davie Street (Gabriola Mansion) and on behalf of the property owner is hosting an open house to share their ideas and get some early … Continue reading

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West Enders: Buy resident parking permit now (if you don’t have one) to save hundreds of dollars a year in future

West Enders who do not yet have resident parking permits may wish to make their purchase soon, because NEW parking permits in the West End are expected to cost about $600 per year, whereas renewals (May 2017) are expected to be about $75 for existing … Continue reading

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