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Outcome: 7-storey maple to be cut down at Bidwell & Davie for Reliance tower project

Here is an update on our previous story (“1188 Bidwell: Proposed big tree removal (maple, 7 storeys high) appears to violate City’s development permit conditions,” 18-Aug-2017). The concerned resident stayed in touch with the City after surprising officials there by … Continue reading

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21-storey rental tower at 1500 Robson goes to Development Permit Board Sep 5 (Tues)

The application submitted for 1500 Robson Street will go before the Development Permit Board (an internal decision-making body consisting of four senior City staff) on Tuesday, September 5 at 3 pm, at City Hall, 1st floor (Town Hall Meeting Room). … Continue reading

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1188 Bidwell: Proposed big tree removal (maple, 7 storeys high) appears to violate City’s development permit conditions

(Updated Sept 8, 2017. The original text below was posted on August 18, 2017. The tree was standing today, but the City has decided to let the developer cut it down.  See “Outcome: 7-storey maple to be cut down at Bidwell … Continue reading

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Developer open house for two towers (32 & 33 storeys) at 1066-1078 Harwood, 1065 Harwood & 1332 Thurlow in West End: Aug 17 (Thurs)

The West End Planning Team sent out an update to subscribers today about this open house, copied here verbatim. WEN has already provided some information on this application: Two towers (32 & 33 storeys) proposed at Thurlow and Harwood in West … Continue reading

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Two towers (32 & 33 storeys) proposed at Thurlow and Harwood in West End (Bosa BlueSky Properties + Henriquez Partners Architects): Demoviction of 98 units expected

  UrbanYVR and Changing City Updates have just reported on a proposal for two new towers likely to go forward to the approval process. A developer’s “pre-rezoning” open house was apparently held on July 19, 2017, but we are not … Continue reading

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32-storey tower Strand/Intracorp proposal for 1055 Harwood goes to UDP meeting July 12 (Wed)

WEN has covered this project before (New rezoning proposal for 32 storey tower 1055 Harwood Street (at over 10 FSR): Open House June 26). It will go to the Urban Design Meeting on Wednesday, July 12. Anyone interested is encouraged … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church project (969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street) with 57 storey tower: Public Hearing July 18 & 25 (Tues)

Outcome: City Council voted 7 vs 1 to approve this proposal during a Council meeting on July 26, 2017.   On June 27, 2017, City Council referred this application to Public Hearing based on a staff report. Public Hearing Tuesday, … Continue reading

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1488 Robson Street goes to Development Permit Board (Mon, June 12, 2017)

The Development Permit for 1488 Robson Street is scheduled for 3 pm on Monday, June 12, 2017. This is the current site of the Empire Landmark Hotel (previously known as the Sheraton Landmark Hotel), which is to be demolished. No … Continue reading

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West End Community Plan Update (June 1, 2017): City’s planning team lists rezonings, developments, events

Here is a copy of the June 1, 2017 newsletter from the West End Planning Team at the City of Vancouver. For up to date details about the implementation of the West End Community Plan please click vancouver.ca/westendplan. ************** Here’s our … Continue reading

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New rezoning proposal for 32 storey tower 1055 Harwood Street (at over 10 FSR): Open House June 26 (Mon)

A new rezoning proposal has been published for a 32 storey tower at just over 10 FSR on the site at 1055 Harwood Street.   Public comments can be provided by online feedback form. Community open house Monday, June 26, 2017, from … Continue reading

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