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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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Public Hearing June 25, 2020 (RECONVENING 9:30 am Tue/June 30): 60-storey tower (25 FSR) at 1059-1075 Nelson Street. Inconsistencies with West End Plan, morning shadows for West End.

(Update: RECONVENING on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. with applicant presentation, public speakers, council debate + decision) This major rezoning application went to a virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, June 25, 2020, and will reconvene on June 30 … Continue reading

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WEN letter to Council (9-June-2020): Opposed to 2538 Birch Street referral to Public Hearing, and increased Public Hearings schedule

WEN sent the following letter to Mayor and Council on June 8, 2020. City of Vancouver Council Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councillors, Re: June 9, 2020 Agenda: https://council.vancouver.ca/20200609/regu20200609ag.htm – Changes to 2020 Council Meetings Schedule Click to access comm1.pdf … Continue reading

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West Enders concerned about seeing construction still continuing in midst of COVID-19 crisis

(Updated with more letters 31-March-2020, at bottom) Local residents have shared with WEN copies of their letters to civic and provincial officials expressing concern when seeing construction work continuing during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is an excerpt of one we … Continue reading

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Unbelievably Dense: Pendrell, Davie, Bidwell & Cardero

Comments from West End residents: Since 2010, West End Neighbours has been engaged in some key issues affecting the neighbourhood. Here are comments received from long-time resident Diane, with a response by Gracia, who asks many questions. It will be … Continue reading

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Last day to vote in West End Participatory Budgeting (midnight, Tues Feb 4, 2020)

How would you spend $100,000 to improve the West End? Today’s the last day to vote in the West End Participatory Budgeting process! Community members get to directly decide how to spend public money that affects the West End. There … Continue reading

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