Development applications snapshot 1-Jun-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/

As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a separate monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications and Development Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The rezoning list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. The development list shows applications currently in progress as well as upcoming Development Permit Board meetings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested.

A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications):  https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/

Download the full list of development applications we created in PDF format:
CoV development applications 1-Jun-2019

For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/devapps/. Continue reading

Rezoning applications snapshot 1-Jun-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/

As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested.

A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications): https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/

Download the full list of rezoning applications we created in PDF format:
CoV rezoning applications 1-Jun-2019

For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/rezapps/.

Below is the list as of 1-June-2019 Continue reading

What happens when the Viaducts are gone? GWAC meeting 6-May-2019 (Mon)

Viaducts bottom photo, credit GWAC May 2019

A view from below the Viaducts. Phote: GWAC.

The text below is from an notification e-mail from the Grandview-Woodland Area Council. For the full notice, please visit their website – http://www.gwac.ca/news/may-6th-meeting-what-is-the-plan-when-the-viaducts-are-gone.

What Happens When the Viaducts Are Gone?
GWAC Meeting
May 6, 2019 (Monday), starting 7 pm
Learning Resources Centre (LRC), under the Britannia Library, 1661 Napier Street

 

The City intends to develop a new route across the False Creek Flats once the Viaducts come down. A community panel was convened and recently recommended a preferred route, crossing on National Street to Charles and emptying out on Clark. This has now gone to the City’s Engineering department for review.

On May 6th, Lon LeClair, director of Transportation with the City of Vancouver, has been invited to speak to the priorities of the City. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of the Strathcona Residents’ Association, Produce Row, Commercial Drive BIA, and Maria Stanborough of the GWACouncil.

They will discuss what they think is important and they will want to hear from you, so please plan to attend.

 

Development applications snapshot 1-May-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/
As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested.
A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications): https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/
Download the full list of development applications we created in PDF format:
CoV development applications snapshot 1-May-2019
For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/devapps/
Below is the list as of 1-May-2019.

Continue reading

Rezoning applications snapshot 1-May-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/

As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested. There are about 70 proposed, over 70 approved, and several open houses coming up.

A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications): https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/

Download the full list of development applications we created in PDF format:
CoV rezoning applications snapshot, 1-May-2019

For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/devapps/.

Below is the list as of 1-May-2019 Continue reading

Public Realm Improvements needed at 12th and Kingsway – Dangerous intersection, stark streetscape

Safety issues with the intersection of 12th and Kingsway were clearly summarized a few years ago. Simple changes can prevent further serious accidents at this intersection.

Residents Association Mount Pleasant Vancouver

No south crosswalk at dangerous intersection at 12th and Kingsway

A key area of public safety concern has been overlooked by the City of Vancouver in planning the Biltmore social housing units. There’s an urgent need to improve safety and the public realm around the facility. The topic of the public realm was not mentioned even once during at the first City-sponsored meeting about the Biltmore on January 8, 2014. Public realm issues appear to have been missed entirely in planning for the facility.

Public Realm Improvements at Kingsway and 12th are very much needed. Now. Before the Biltmore social housing facility opens. Here’s why.

South Crosswalk closedThe intersection of Kingsway and 12th Avenue is very dangerous and has a high-volume of traffic on both roads. At present, there’s no pedestrian crosswalk on the south end of the intersection. The entire intersection has been optimized for automobiles and traffic flow. Pedestrians who wish to cross Kingsway are directed to use the north…

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Community meeting on Jericho Lands & subway extension to UBC (11-Apr-2019, Thurs), by WPGRA

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Event notice (updated with speakers)

Community Meeting on the Jericho Lands & Subway extension to UBC
April 11, 2019 (Thursday) 7 pm
Jericho Hill Gym (4180 West 4th Ave)
Organizer: West Point Grey Residents’ Association

A community organized meeting to inform on the issues. Guest speakers to be announced.

Meeting Topics:

  • The city initiated planning process for Jericho Lands is underway.
  • An update on the results of WPGRA survey on Jericho Lands.
  • An update on a proposed subway extension from Arbutus to UBC.
  • A motion to define Kitsilano and West Point Grey as a “transit corridor” planning area goes back to Vancouver City Council before April 30. Find out how this could result in BC Government and TransLink becoming involved in land use planning in these two neighbourhoods.

Speakers:

  • Deana Grinnell, Vice President Real Estate, Canada Lands Co.
  • Zak Bennett, Planner, City of Vancouver
  • Elizabeth Murphy, presenting on Jericho Lands & UBC Subway
  • UBC Professor Patrick Condon, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments
  • Larry Benge, Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods