(Updated) As a public service, here below we provide a message from the Youth Collaborative for Chinatown, which is spearheading opposition to a 13-storey tower at 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown proposed by Beedie Development Group. After their own session from 3 to 5 pm to discuss the issues, the assembled youth and Chinese seniors will “walk over to the City’’s Open House in collective opposition.”
Chinatown youth organizers are teaming up to oppose the 105 Keefer re-zoning application, demand that development support seniors and community, and to illustrate visions for how we want the site, and Chinatown to be. Please spread the word, come out and participate, and if you have time and energy, come help with the open house! It will be a fun and meaningful afternoon.
A coalition of Chinatown youth organizers including the Youth Collaborative for Chinatown is holding an Alternative Open House from 3–6PM on Tues October 6 in response to the City of Vancouver’s Open House from 5–8PM at the Chinese Cultural Centre. Beedie Development Group has applied to rezone the site to build 127 market condos, with only 25 seniors housing units. www.vancouver.ca/105keefer
We want to bring the community together to oppose Chinatown’s latest development, and to hold a real conversation about this important site in the heart of Chinatown.
As a coalition of youth, residents and concerned individuals:
- We oppose the Beedie Development Group’s rezoning application to the City of Vancouver for 105 Keefer and 544 Columbia Street
- We demand 100% affordable seniors housing on this site.
- We demand the site include public, accessible, community and cultural space.
Join us to share your concerns about the impact of this development and to build a collective vision for this site and for Chinatown.
Input will be sketched out with the help of a team of artists + graphic facilitators.
Join up with youth and Chinese seniors to walk over to the City’’s Open House in collective opposition
If you are available between 3pm-6pm, we can use help with set-up, facilitating conversations, making signs, and walking over to the official City of Vancouver/Developer Open House at the Chinese Cultural Centre.
On behalf of the Youth Collaborative for Chinatown.
ADDITIONAL NOTE FROM ORGANIZERS.
Chinatown might soon be the site of yet another high-end condominium development. The Beedie Group wants to build a 13 floor condo tower at 105 Keefer Street, at the intersection of Columbia and Keefer Street. The development would only contain 25 senior housing units (16% of all units) and it is unclear (and unlikely) that any of them will rent at welfare rate.
The City’s open house for 105 Keefer is scheduled from 5:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium (50 East Pender Street).
At 5 pm the coalition will walk from 105 Keefer over to the City’s Open House (50 E Pender) in collective opposition. Please join us in sending a clear message that a condo tower at 105 Keefer is now welcome or wanted!
Schedule | Tuesday, Oct 6th