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28-storey tower at 1555 Robson Street: POSTPONED – Development Permit Board (was to be 10-Dec-2018) (DP-2018-00589)

(Update 7-Dec: This item was advertised for the December 10 DPB meeting. But WEN has confirmed it was removed from the agenda at the last minute, and no new date has yet been decided.) Another tower is up for its … Continue reading

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November 20 marks FIFTH anniversary of the West End Community Plan: How has it been for you?

The West End Community Plan (WECP) went before City Council on November 20, 2013 and Council adopted it after 10 pm that night. Happy fifth birthday, WECP! Zoning amendments to accommodate the plan were adopted two months later, at a … Continue reading

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Berkeley Tower tenants (1770 Davie) appeal for urgent action to prevent renoviction: Oct 29 (Mon) deadline for public input

The West End Community Plan was adopted in November 2013, five years ago. It set off a gold rush for developers, enabling them to build towers up twenty, thirty, forty and more than fifty storeys along the main corridors of … Continue reading

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Park Board All Candidates Meeting: 29-Sept-2018 (Saturday): West End Community Centre

The West End Community Centre Association (WECCA) will be hosting this meeting: Vancouver Park Board All Candidates’ Meeting Saturday, September 29, 2018 2:30 to 4 pm Ask the important questions, learn who will be responsive to the issues that affect … Continue reading

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West End Mayoral Forum for 2018 civic election: 9-Oct-2018 (Tues) at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church

The next Vancouver civic election is October 20, 2018. This also happens to be five years since City Council adopted the West End Community Plan. A good time for taking stock and communicating with election candidates. Several groups are organizing … Continue reading

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West End Seniors Community Planning Table to feature Rental Housing Task Force Consultation. Keynote by MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert: June 29, 2018 (Fri)

The West End Seniors’ Community Planning Table provides a forum for seniors, community groups, service providers and stakeholders to connect together, share information and take action on issues important to local Seniors. They meet regularly, and often the topics are of … Continue reading

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An underground electrical substation at Lord Roberts School Annex: Back on the table, consultations in May

The Vancouver School Board is once again looking at a proposal from BC Hydro Below is text from a joint VSB-BC Hydro announcement on the new initiative, plus fresh media coverage. A fresh proposal has been made for BC Hydro to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018 from West End Neighbours!

  Happy New Year! Vancouver City Council adopted the current West End Community Plan in November 2013, so in 2018 we will mark the milestone of five years since the plan was adopted. The WECP has triggered some dramatic changes … Continue reading

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Many West End topics in Council Nov 28 (Tues): Housing Strategy, Gabriola Mansion, Social Housing at 1488 Robson, Naming of West End Lanes, Coast Plaza Hotel, Rental Buildings

The Regular Meeting of Vancouver City Council will cover several topics that relate to the West End. For now we just list them here, with links to relevant documents. The meeting starts at 9:30 am. The agenda, documents, instructions on … Continue reading

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Gabriola Mansion (1523 Davie) goes to Public Hearing tonight (Nov 14) for 16+4 market rentals, no height increase

A rezoning application for an icon of the West End, the Gabriola Mansion at 1523 Davie Street, goes to Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. It is item #2 on the agenda for the meeting, which starts at 6 pm. … Continue reading

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