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1488 Robson Street – DP-2016-00376: 31-storey and 32-storey towers go to DPB on June 12

  Big Changes are “in store” along Robson Street, all enabled by the West End Community Plan. Across the street from a 21-storey tower proposed at 1500 Robson, these two depicted here are proposed for 1488 Robson Street (also sometimes referred to … Continue reading

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Open House for 21-storey tower at 1500 Robson Street (Wed, May 3, 2017) DP-2017-00304

Proposal for a 21 storey mixed-use building 127 secured market rental units Scheduled for the Development Permit Board on July 10. Community open house: Wednesday, May 3, 5 pm – 8 pm Empire Landmark Hotel, 1400 Robson St, The Crystal Ballroom West … Continue reading

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West End Community Plan Update (City of Vancouver)

Below is the West End Community Plan Update (April 20, 2017), which the City releases from time to time. For people who have not subscribed to the City’s official e-mail list we provide the text here.   *************** Here’s our … Continue reading

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12th Annual Art Exhibit “Art In The City” this weekend at West End Community Centre

The West End Community Centre will be holding its 12th Annual Art Exhibit – “Art In The City” this coming weekend at the Community Centre on Denman Street. There will be works of 50 visual artists from the Lower Mainland. … Continue reading

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1345 Davie Street (plus 1385 Davie/1180 Broughton): Development Permit Board, March 20 (Mon) – Demolition of existing rental housing, construction of 18 and 19 storeys (DP-2016-00373)

The City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board (internal 4-person decision-making body: Andrea Law, Gil Kelley, Jerry Dobrovolny, and Paul Mochrie) will review and approve a proposal for two towers (18 and 19 storeys)  at 1345 Davie Street (project includes 1385 … Continue reading

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Longterm renters at 1565 Harwood fight 16% to 43% increases: Press conference Mar 12 (Sun) 11 am

Most of the residents in this two-story walk-up apartment building in the West End have been issued a notice to have rents increased by 16% to 43%. (UPDATED. We are adding  media coverage/links at bottom.) MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert (@SChandraHerbert, MLA for … Continue reading

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Gordon Neighbourhood House 75th Anniversary: Spring Forward 2017: A Fundraiser March 10 (Fri)

Spring Forward 2017: A Fundraiser for Gordon Neighbourhood House Gordon Neighbourhood House Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, BC Friday, March 10, 2017, 7 – to pm Tickets (by Brown Paper Tickets): http://bpt.me/2777757 Join us for Spring Forward, a celebration of the 75th … Continue reading

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Reminder: BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Deadline Feb 28 (Tues)

Deadline for early public feedback February 28 (Tuesday). Further to our previous post (BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Feb 15, 16, 18, 20, 22) there has been a lot of media coverage and several meetings … Continue reading

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Update on three Alberni-Georgia Corridor developments: Feb. 7, 2017

Below is a brief update on three selected developments in the “Alberni – Georgia corridor,” kindly compiled and submitted by a reader. The West End Community Plan was adopted by City Council in 2013. 1550 Alberni (October 20 2016) (readdressed … Continue reading

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BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Feb 15, 16, 18, 20, 22

BC Hydro is sharing ideas on a proposal to construct new underground electrical power substations in the West End (Lord Roberts School Annex) and Yaletown and to renovate an existing substation under Cathedral Square downtown. BC Hydro is promoting possible public benefits, … Continue reading

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