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Park Board info session Oct 25 (Thurs) on BC Hydro plans to bury power cables in Nelson Park for West End substation

We are sharing information here from the Vancouver Park Board. Park Board staff were in Nelson Park on Oct 19 to inform park users about BC Hydro’s request to bury underground power cables in Nelson Park. A second event is … Continue reading

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Organ & Politicians: Vancouver Centre – All Candidate Debate at St. Paul’s Church October 10, 2019 (Thurs)

Pipe Vancouver-Centre federal candidates Organ & Politicians – Vancouver Centre – All Candidate Debate at St. Paul’s Church October 10, 2019 7pm to 9:30pm St. Paul’s Anglican Church 1130 Jervis Street Vancouver, BC V6E 2C7 St. Paul’s is hosting an … Continue reading

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Open house (Sept 26, Thurs): Haro + Bute Streets upgrades, Haro Street Bikeway, Chilco + Robson Streets affected

Public notice. This came by e-mail today from the City of Vancouver. Here is an opportunity for input from residents. Note that at least one point here did not come up in previous public consultation – “Converting a short stretch … Continue reading

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West End Community Plan Implementation Newsletter (September 2019 Update) from City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has e-mailed a “West End Community Plan Implementation Newsletter” (September 2019 Update) to newsletter subscribers. For non-subscribers, below is a text only version, minus the photos, with updated times. Or alternatively, click here to see it … Continue reading

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Georgia-Alberni corridor and Lower Robson flooded by new tower construction due to West End Community Plan

Did you know that towers approved or under review for a small area of the West End along West Georgia Street, Alberni Street, and Robson Street, if stacked up, would be nearly two kilometers high, rise 618 storeys, and house … Continue reading

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West End Car Free Day Festival (Denman Street) Saturday June 15, 2019

Credit: http://www.carfreevancouver.org WEST END CAR FREE DAY FESTIVAL Saturday, June 15th 2019 Noon to 7pm On Denman Street from Davie to Robson This festival is on again this year. For details see the main website. https://www.carfreevancouver.org/west-end The vision is “Vibrant, … Continue reading

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47-Storey tower proposed to replace Davie Village Community Garden (1157 Burrard at Davie – northwest corner)

Here is another proposed tower development enabled by the West End Community Plan (2013) and Rezoning Policy for the West End. Prima Properties (privately held developer, no website) has submitted a rezoning application for a 47-storey tower 1157 Burrard Street, the … Continue reading

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Update on West End parking motions at City Council (March 12, 2019)

We reported that City Council would be discussing parking in the West End (Two motions in Council March 12 (Tues) regarding West End Parking Management Strategy & Participatory Budgeting Process). Here is an epilogue. Below is the text of the … Continue reading

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Two motions in Council March 12 (Tues) regarding West End Parking Management Strategy & Participatory Budgeting Process

The agenda for City Council on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 has two motions by Councillor Melissa De Genova relating to the West End. See the Council agenda here. Rescission of Resolution for West End Parking Management Strategy and Participatory Budgeting … Continue reading

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West End Community Plan (2013) preceded huge increase in property values, putting renters at risk

We have just passed five years since City Council adopted the West End Community Plan (Nov 2013) and then pre-zoned major sections of the West End (Jan 2014) for significant increases in density and towers particularly along the corridor streets. … Continue reading

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