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West End Housing & Homelessness Forum (By-Election Council Candidates): St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Oct 5 (Thu) 7pm

Event notice for by-election City Council candidates’ meeting (one to be elected, see details here): West End Housing & Homelessness Forum Thursday, October 5th, 2017 7 to 9 pm St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver Organizer: Gordon Neighbourhood House … Continue reading

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Two towers proposed for 1616 West Georgia (White Spot site, Shato Holdings) at 33 and 39 storeys

1616 West Georgia Street Proposal for two market residential buildings A developer-hosted open house to gather initial feedback will be held. July 12, 2017, from 5 to 7:30 pm Westin Bayshore Hotel (1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver) As far as we … Continue reading

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West End Community Plan Newsletter (COV)

Here is the plain text version of the City of Vancouver West End Planning Team Newsletter issued today. For online info visit http://www.vancouver.ca/westend. Note some upcoming important developments including an open house announced just today.

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1444 Alberni Street & 740 Nicola: 43 & 48 storey towers – Open House June 7 (Wed)

Piecing together bits of information…   1444 Alberni Street and 740 Nicola Street [Also listed as 1488 Alberni] Prezoning Open House before submission of application to the City of Vancouver Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm Two … Continue reading

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Text of WEN letter to Mayor/Council about WEMAC Committee report on West End priorities (Oct 6)

Below is the text of a letter sent to Mayor and Council on October 6, 2011, for presentation at a Planning and Environment Committee meeting where speakers had a chance to address the Mayor’s motion to direct staff resources to … Continue reading

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New design now up: 1245 Harwood (“tulip tree site”)

Many neighbours have indicated an interest in what goes on at the site of the heritage house and tulip tree at 1245 Harwood. We have covered this case in the past. We have word that new designs are now up … Continue reading

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Heads up: WEMAC (Mayor’s Committee) report before Council Oct 6 (Thurs)

This week the Planning and Environment Committee will hear about the recommendations of the West End Mayor’s Advisory Committee (WEMAC) regarding priorities in the West End, focusing on its survey conducted in April and May this year. They Mayor has … Continue reading

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Concerns and questions about City consultation processes (Comox Helmcken Greenway as a case study)

Are there problems with the integrity of the consultation process on the “Comox-Helmcken Greenway”? Perhaps yes, perhaps not. This is an open question, but we encourage neighbours in our community to keep an eye on this topic, as it may … Continue reading

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Beach Towers’ Rezoning *Not Supported* by City’s Advisory Panels (Report of Sept 22 UDP meeting)

[WEN has received this report was obtained from Beach Towers neighbours and passes it on for the community to review.] [Flash: It appears the Vancouver Heritage Commission meeting on Oct 3 has been cancelled, meaning that Beach Towers is now … Continue reading

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Beach Towers proposal going from bad to worse? (Urban Design Panel, Wed, Sept 21)

West End Neighbours has received this update from neighbours near Beach Towers, site of a controversial project being proposed under the STIR program. Visit http://www.beachtowers.ca for more information, including YouTube video of original proposal. [Update: Initial reports are that on … Continue reading

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