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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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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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