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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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Reminder: Deadline today for West End Participatory Budgeting Project (21-Feb-2019)

Below is an excerpt of a message from the City of Vancouver. How would you spend $100,000 to improve Vancouver’s West End? Vancouver’s first participatory budgeting pilot project is officially underway in the West End and the WE Choo$e Impact … Continue reading

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WEN calls for a five-year review & report on West End Community Plan (WECP): Letter to City Council

The following letter went out to Vancouver Mayor and Council today. ********** January 16, 2019 Re: Request for a five-year review and report on the West End Community Plan (WECP) Dear Mayor and Council, City of Vancouver: We write to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2019 from West End Neighbours: Looking back at the WECP and looking ahead to the future

Best wishes to all from West End Neighbours for a wonderful 2019. WEN first started posting articles in July 2010, so this year marks our tenth year. The West End Community Plan (WECP) was adopted by City Council in November … Continue reading

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Commentary: Resolutions to make 2019 B.C.’s year of transparency (Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC)

by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC (bold emphasis by West End Neighbours. Note that much of this applies to municipal governments.) It’s that time of year again to propose a few New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s political class and this year there’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware’s Swan Song – Christmas Animation 2018 and the West End Community Plan

After 33 years in business as a beloved local shop in Vancouver’s West End, Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware (1553 Robson Street) is being forced to close due to an enormous increase in property taxes on the retail space it leases, as … Continue reading

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28-storey tower at 1555 Robson Street: Development Permit Board (rescheduled to 7-Jan-2019) (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. The new date is January 7, 2019. See also Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware’s Swan Song … Continue reading

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