North Vancouver residents rally to oppose 161 East Keith Rd tower project, call for new public hearing

More fallout to be seen from Citizen Association of New Yaletown v. City of Vancouver Supreme Court decision?

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Image concept 161 East Keith Rd, North Vancouver Image concept 161 East Keith Rd, North Vancouver

(Updated) Residents of the City of North Vancouver are opposing a proposed 16-storey tower at 161 East Keith Road. Amid controversy, North Vancouver city council approved the proposal in January with a 4-3 split vote (mayor Darrel Musatto broke the tie). A Council vote to adopt the enabling bylaw is slated for tonight, February 16, 2015.

Residents held a rally yesterday at the site. The event poster and text, plus related web links are provided below.

All residents who spoke at the the public hearing were reportedly opposed. They are calling the process a sham and calling for a new public hearing, emboldened by a landmark Supreme Court decision on a case Community Association of New Yaletown v. City of Vancouver in January. The project would replace a three storey rental walkup built in the 1950s with a 93 unit, 16 storey market rental condo tower.

Global News covered the rally on…

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