Open House Monday, June 29 for 22-storey tower proposed at 1188 Bidwell

This is a major project by Reliance Properties in the West End. Neighbourhoods undergoing “planning” processes across Vancouver should take note. This is another example of major tower developments enabled as a result of the West End Community Plan. “Pre-zoning” of large sections of the neighbourhood means that this one can proceed with NO public hearing. Just a quiet meeting of the Development Permit Board, which has probably NEVER seen a development it didn’t like.

West End Neighbours

1188 Bidwell West Elevation, June 2015As we have reported, a 22-storey rental tower is proposed at 1188 Bidwell & Davie (Reliance Properties). The City describes it as a mixed-use multi-family secured market rental residential building. As the next step, the City staff and applicant team are holding an open house, with display panels as follows:

Open House for 22-storey tower at 1188 Bidwell (DE419087)
Monday, June 29, 2015
5 to 8 pm (drop-in format)
Empire Landmark Hotel, 1400 Robson Street

As we have mentioned, it is WEN’s understanding that there will be no public hearing for this application and no review by City Council.

Your chances to speak directly to City Council regarding the future of this site was with West End Community Plan was adopted in November 2013, and then zoning was changed in January 2014. All that remains for public input is likely to be a questionnaire at the open house (June 29) and…

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