Public hearing Mar 24 (Tue) for Downtown Official Development Plan (DODP). Open House Mar 19 (Thu)

City Hall has circulated this information this afternoon. The Public Hearing is a direct response by the City to comply with the wrist-slapping by the B.C. Supreme Court in the Community Association of New Yaletown v. City of Vancouver. There has been considerable media coverage about this. Note the dates of Open House (Thurs, Mar 19) and Public Hearing (Tues, Mar 24). Stay tuned for analysis, as time permits.

Map for DODP public hearing 24-Mar-2015

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: March 19, 2015 (4 – 7 pm)
Talk to a planner and learn more at a drop-in open house between  on March 19, 2015 at the Vancouver Central Library (350 West Georgia Street)

PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (6 pm start)
City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Below is text posted on the City website, with resource links, and further below, the text of the mail-out card being posted and e-mailed to residents.

CITY WEBSITE

http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/dodp/index.htm

Rezoning Application – Proposed Amendments to the Downtown Official Development Plan (DODP)

In 2014, Council approved changes to the Downtown Official Development Plan (DODP) to help implement the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Plan, West End Plan, Healthy City Strategy, and Housing and Homelessness Strategy. Although previously approved by Council, people who live in downtown locations outside of the West End and DTES plan area may not have been aware that these changes affected the entire DODP area. These changes to the DODP include but are not limited to:

  • Creating updated definitions for “social housing” and “secured market rental housing” which would apply to all sites within the DODP boundary;
  • Removing future residential uses and increasing commercial density in the Robson Village (‘Area E’); and
  • Allowing for increased height and density to provide social housing and secured market rental housing in the Victory Square area (‘Area C2’).

Once an expanded community notification process within all of the DODP areas (as shown on the map) has been completed, Council will review both these previous amendments and a few minor additional amendments that provide greater clarity on process and intent of the plans. The DTES and West End Plans will not be affected and are not being reviewed by Council through this process.

You can provide comments by filling out our online feedback form.
(http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/dodp/feedback.htm)

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: March 19, 2015

Talk to a planner and learn more at a drop-in open house between 4 – 7pm on March 19, 2015 at the Vancouver Central Library (350 West Georgia Street)

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 6 pm

City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Council Chamber

Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed by-law amendments may speak at the Public Hearing. Please register individually, beginning 8:30 am on March 13 and before 5 pm on March 24, by emailingpublichearing@vancouver.ca or by calling 604.829.4238. You may also register in person at the door between 5:30 and 6 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. You may submit your comments by email to mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca, or by mail to: City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office, 453 West 12th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4. All submitted comments will be distributed to Council and posted on the City’s website. Please visit vancouver.ca/publichearings for important details.

Copies of the draft by-laws will be available for viewing starting March 13, 2015 at the City Clerk’s Department in City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or at vancouver.ca/councilmeetings.

All meetings of Council are webcast live atvancouver.ca/councilvideo, and minutes of Public Hearings are available at vancouver.ca/councilmeetings. (Minutes are posted approximately two business days after a meeting.) Real time information is available at vancouver.ca/speaker-wait-times or @VanCityClerk on Twitter.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PUBLIC HEARINGS, INCLUDING REGISTERING TO SPEAK: vancouver.ca/publichearings

DODP amendment

Application (March 3, 2015)

Notifications

Advisory Group and Community Meetings

  • Public Open House: March 19, 2015, 4-7pm at the Vancouver Central Library (350 West Georgia Street)

Council Meetings

Links

City Contact: Holly Sovdi, Planner, holly.sovdi@vancouver.ca, 604.871.6330

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Mailout card from City of Vancouver – 9-Mar-2015CoV Public Hearing card for DODP public hearing 24-Mar-2015

DODP Amendments – Notification Postcard – Public Hearing 2015-03-24

 

 

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