Galt Street Report (Hours of high tension – report on 15 Apr 2015 Galt St open house )

Originally posted on Eye on Norquay ( ). The proposal at 2328 Galt Street will also be shown to the Urban Design Panel on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (UDP agenda posted here).

This is a report on the 2312-2328 Galt Street open house of 15 April 2015. Comment on the development proposal is yet to come and will stand as a separate posting.

Approximately two dozen people attended a community open house for the proposed 2312-2328 Galt Street rezoning on 15 April 2015 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Also present were five different planning staff, two project architects, and the site owner/developer.

This is first development proposal to come forward under the Norquay Plan Apartment Transition Area Rezoning Policy. The development proposal also seeks to benefit from incentives available through the Rental100 program.

A model of the proposed new 28-unit rental building was available for viewing:


In two separate episodes during the three hours, unusually upset immediate-area residents or owners complained vociferously and at great length about the out-of-scale nature of the development, and about aplanning system in Vancouver that…

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