Regular Council Tues July 10, 2018: Music & arts, Grandview-Woodland zoning, East 11th, Robson St, Chinatown, Higher Buildings, more

City Hall StatueAs the current Vision Vancouver dominated regime winds down and the Oct 20 civic election approaches, there is a big push at City Hall to finish up a large amount of business. Here is the link for upcoming meetings. Note that four Public Hearings are being added to push through more decisions during the summer (see “Referral to Public Hearing” below for some of their likely items). There is a huge amount of material and limited time to analyze and respond, making it difficult for public oversight of and involvement in what is going on.

Here are selected items on the agenda for Regular Council on Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018. Please visit the City webpage for the official list.
https://council.vancouver.ca/20180710/regu20180710ag.htm

Regular Council agenda
July 10, 2018, Updated: July 6, 2018

Date and location
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
9:30 am

Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

Council will start discussion and debate on Unfinished Business Item 4 (Text Amendment: Amendments to the Chinatown HA-1 and HA-1A Districts Schedule, Design Guidelines and Policies) at 2pm

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Arts and Culture

Sandra Singh, General Manager of Arts, Culture and Community Services, along with Arts, Culture and Community Services staff to present on the following:

a. Vancouver Music Strategy

b. Making Space for Arts and Culture: 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Plan

2. City Support for Free Outdoor Public Events

Jerry Dobrovolny, General Manager of Engineering Services, to present on the Administrative Report dated June 29, 2018.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. REZONING: Increasing Housing Choice in Grandview-Woodland – Proposed Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law

On June 26, 2018, Vancouver City Council heard from speakers at the Public Hearing on the above-noted application and, following the close of the receipt of public comments, referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on July 10, 2018, as Unfinished Business.

The following previously distributed documents refer:

Summary and RecommendationPDF
Draft By-law – Zoning and Development; PDF
Draft By-law – SignPDF
Policy Report dated May 22, 2018, entitled “Increasing Housing Choice in Grandview-Woodland – Proposed Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-lawPDF
Minutes 3 of this agenda packagePDF

 

[There has been considerable coverage of this topic in media and online. CityHallWatch carried a letter from local residents regarding one part of the neighbourhood affected by the plan. https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/grandview-rezoning-nanaimo-street-letter/]

2. REZONING: 1837-1857 East 11th Avenue and 2631-2685 Victoria Drive

On June 26, 2018, Vancouver City Council heard from speakers at the Public Hearing on the above-noted application and, following the close of the receipt of public comments, referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on July 10, 2018, as Unfinished Business.

The following previously distributed documents refer:

Summary and RecommendationPDF
 Draft By-law – Zoning and DevelopmentPDF
Draft By-law – Heritage DesignationPDF
Policy Report dated May 22, 2018, entitled “CD-1 Rezoning: 1837-1857 East 11th Avenue and 2631-2685 Victoria Drive”; PDF
Minutes 3 of this agenda packagePDF

 

3. REZONING: CD-1 Rezoning at 118-150 Robson Street and Heritage Designation of the Facades of the Northern Electric Company Building

On June 26, 2018, Vancouver City Council heard from speakers at the Public Hearing on the above-noted application and, following the close of the receipt of public comments, referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on July 10, 2018, as Unfinished Business.

The following previously distributed documents refer:

Summary and RecommendationPDF
Draft By-law – Zoning and DevelopmentPDF
Draft By-law – SignPDF
Draft By-law – Heritage DesignationPDF
Policy Report dated May 22, 2018, entitled “CD-1 Rezoning at 118-150 Robson Street and Heritage Designation of the Facades of the Northern Electric Company Building”PDF
Minutes 3 of this agenda packagePDF

 

Added Item – July 5, 2018

4. TEXT AMENDMENT: Amendments to the Chinatown HA-1 and HA-1A Districts Schedule, Design Guidelines and Policies

On June 28 and July 4, 2018, Vancouver City Council heard from speakers at a Public Hearing on the above-noted application and, following the close of the receipt of public comments, referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on July 10, 2018, as Unfinished Business, with a start time of 2 pm..

The following previously distributed documents refer:

Summary and Recommendation;PDF
Draft By-law – Zoning and Development;PDF
Policy Report dated March 23, 2018, entitled “TEXT AMENDMENT: Amendments to the Chinatown HA-1 & HA-1A Districts Schedule, Design Guidelines and Policies”PDF
Memorandum dated June 22, 2018, from the General Manager, Planning, Urban Design and SustainabilityPDF

Added Item – July 5, 2018

COMMUNICATIONS

1. 2018 Council Meeting Schedule Revision

[Note by CityHallWatch]

Here is a list of upcoming Public Hearings — a total of TEN in the next 2.5 months. Vancouverites will need to be on their toes, as the current regime moves toward its end with the October 20 civic election, trying to secure a legacy and finish up on commitments. It is a bit risky for the future of this City, as the current mayor and most of the councillors will NOT be in office after the election, so they will not be accountable for their actions. Square brackets indicate new additions to be approved by Regular Council on July 10.

Jul 10, 17, 18, [31]
Aug [2]
Sept [5], [6], 18, 25, 27

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. 2018 Social Grants – Childcare Enhancement and Other Grants

Recommendations A to F require an affirmative vote of 2/3 of all Council members, pursuant to section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter.

2. Vancouver Community Sport Hosting Grants – Summer 2018 Intake

Recommendation A requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 of all Council members, pursuant to section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter

3. 55-79 and 87-115 Southwest Marine Drive Lease and Operator Selection

4. Closure and Sale of a Portion of Lane Adjacent to 3681 Victoria Drive and 1915 Stainsbury Avenue

 

POLICY REPORTS

1. Updates to General Policy for Higher Buildings

 

Referral to Public Hearing

2. Interim Hotel Development Policy and Related Amendments to the Downtown Official Development Plan

Added Items – July 6, 2018

Referral to Public Hearing

3. CD-1 Rezoning: 1445-1455 West Georgia Street

4. CD-1 Rezoning: 3070 Kingsway

5. CD-1 Rezoning: 1800-1898 Main Street

6. CD-1 Rezoning: 119-133 West 41st Avenue

7. CD-1 Rezoning: 1068-1090 Burnaby Street and 1318 Thurlow Street

8. CD-1 Rezoning: 1055 Harwood Street

BY-LAWS

1. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 Miscellaneous Amendments regarding RT-5 and RT-5N rear yard depth and dwelling unit density, Temporary Sales Offices and other housekeeping amendments
(All members of Council present at the Public Hearing)

2. A By-law to amend Downtown Eastside Oppenheimer Official Devleopment Plan By-law No. 5532 (Housekeeping Amendment)

3. A By-law to amend Sign By-law no. 11879 regarding miscellaneous housekeeping amends regarding window signs, fascia signs and housekeeping
(All members of Council present at the Public Hearing)

4. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 regarding construction exemptions

5. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (400 West Georgia Street and 725-731 Homer Street)
(Councillor De Genova absent for the Public Hearing)

6. A By-law to amend Building By-law No. 10908 regarding electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle end of trip facilities

7. A By-law to amend Electrical By-law No. 5563 regarding electric vehicle charging stations

8. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 regarding electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle end of trip facilities

9. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (3868-3898 Rupert Street and 3304-3308 East 22nd Avenue)
(Mayor Robertson absent for this item at Public Hearing; Councillor Bremner not on Council at the time of Public Hearing)

10. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 regarding a new Retail Use – Cannabis Store
(Councillor De Genova absent for the Public Hearing)

11. A By-law to amend License By-law No. 4450 regarding a new license category Retail Dealer – Cannabis

12. A By-law to amend Downtown Official Development Plan By-law No. 4912 regarding new Retail Use – Cannabis Store

13. A By-law to amend Downtown Eastside/Oppenheimer Official Development Plan By-law No. 5532 regarding new Retail Use – Cannabis Store

14. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 3681 Victoria Drive and 1915 Stainsbury Avenue

15. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage Property (6 west 7th Avenue – Turner Dairy)
(Councillor De Genova absent for the Public Hearing)

Added items – July 5, 2018

16. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 1296 West Broadway

17. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 1715 Cook Street

18. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 155 East 37th Avenue (Little Mountain)

Added Item – July 6, 2018

 

19.         A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 2109 East Hastings Street

 

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

None.

B. Motions on Notice

1. Moratorium on Demolition of Purpose Built Rental Housing Buildings

[proposed by Councillor Adriane Carr. Excerpt: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
A. THAT a moratorium be placed on the demolition of older purpose-built rental buildings for one year or more, if necessary, until such time as staff both report back to Council with recommendations arising from the Measures to Retain the Rental Housing Stock report and measures to protect the existing rental housing stock are implemented.
B. THAT staff’s report back on the Measures to Retain the Rental Housing Stock report include measures to protect affordable rents. ]

2. Northeast Quadrant Greenway

3. City of Vancouver Led Fund for Large Community and Special Events

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