City’s info session to give update on proposed changes to Chinatown development policies: April 3 (Tue) 5:30 pm

ChinatownHere is an announcement from the City of Vancouver, issued the afternoon of 29-March-2018.

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Information session provides updates on proposed changes to Chinatown development policies

The City will host a public information session on proposed changes to development policies and zoning in Chinatown which would help new development fit better with the historic and cultural character of the neighbourhood.

When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:30-7 pm

Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street

Registration: To register, visit: https://chinatowndevpolicy.eventbrite.com.au

The session will provide an opportunity to learn more about the proposals, ask questions and offer feedback. A presentation will be made in English and Cantonese, and language facilitation will be available throughout the event.

The proposed changes respond directly to issues over the form and pace of new development that the community has raised since the development policies were adopted in 2011, which aimed to maintain the special qualities of Chinatown while helping it to thrive. These changes will be presented at an upcoming City Council meeting and referred for consideration at a public hearing.

At this information session, staff will also share details on upcoming initiatives happening in Chinatown including the City apology for historical discrimination against Chinese people in Vancouver, Chinatown Cultural Day, and the creation of a long-term plan to protect and grow Chinatown’s living heritage and culture.

The City has been working with the Chinatown community to support revitalization in this important historic and cultural neighbourhood through public realm improvements and community and economic development projects to support existing businesses and generate investment in the neighbourhood.

For more information, visit: vancouver.ca/chinatown <http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/chinatown-revitalization.aspx>

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