Real estate sales offices coming soon to a residential neighbourhood near you? Public Hearing March 10th. Wall Financial’s Shannon Mews is first test case

A proposed change to zoning bylaws would allow real estate sales offices to be located in residential neighbourhoods. (Update) The bylaw changes were to have been debated at the 2pm Public Hearing on Monday, March 10th as this was the first item on the agenda. However, City Council voted to vary the agenda at the […]

Controversial “Shannon Mews” (Phase 2) on Granville – back to Development Permit Board Aug 26 (Mon)

Shannon Mews, on the west side of Granville Street between 55th and 57th is a controversial two-phase project that was strongly opposed by the local community. Wall Financial Corporation (which appears NOT to have a website, but here is an independent company snapshot) is a major campaign contributor to Vision Vancouver, including donations totalling $80,901.40 […]

Heads up! Controversial Shannon Mews (Wall Financial, Granville St), Little Mountain (Holborn Properties, E. 37 St) at Urban Design Panel May 9

Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel meets this Wednesday on May 9. Of special note are two controversial projects, Shannon Mews (item 2) and Little Mountain (item 5) below. Interested citizens and groups are encouraged to attend. See the UDP website for a background about the UDP and procedures. Urban Design Panel Agenda

Accountability Project File #1: Mainstream media, Shannon Mews rezoning, and Election 2011

CityHallWatch introductory comment: Our first step in the “Vancouver Election 2011 Accountability Project” is to look at the role of mainstream media in our civil society. Are mainstream media serving the public interest adequately? Is media coverage accurate, unbiased, and comprehensive? And does media coverage fail to cover important issues that our society deserves to […]

Shannon Mews public hearing: Results, comments, campaign contributions (Thurs, July 28)

[Updated 2:15 am, Friday July 29, 2011] (See further below for reader comments, campaign contributions, media coverage, etc.) CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE HEARING Shannon Mews application meeting finished at 2:15 am. The application was approved (6 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 vote absent): Clrs. Cadman, Woodsworth, Chow and Anton voted against. Mayor Robertson, Clrs. […]

Shannon Mews – interview on DavidBernerTV with Karl Brodhecker of SMNA

David Berner’s TV channel features an in-depth interview with Karl Brodhecker of the Shannon Mews Neighbours’ Association. A public hearing for a high profile and very controversial rezoning at Shannon Mews (57th and Granville) is set for July 26,2011. The video begins with the following: “Have you ever done yourself a favour and walked into […]