Invitation: Marpole Development Open House (Cambie Corridor) May 9 (Mon)

[The following was received from Marpole Area Residents Alliance (MARA). At bottom, see also link to their presentation to Council on May 5.]

“We would like to invite you to our Open House.”
Monday, May 9, 2011
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
990 West 59th Avenue (@ Oak Street) Continue reading

Cambie Corridor meeting…to continue May 9 at 1 pm

After a long day and many speakers, discussion ended at 11 pm and will continue on Monday, May 9 starting at 1 pm (agenda is here as well as video of speakers to date). At that meeting it will be decided whether a decision shall be made that day or on May 17. Marpole Area Residents’ Alliance has conducted research and will present findings at an Open House on the evening of May 9. Vancouver Sun (6-May-2011) carried an article with many comments online.

Straight (4-May-2011) Cambie Corridor Plan proposes developments up to 36 storeys

Cambie Corridor Plan proposes developments up to 36 storeys (The Straight, 4-May-2011, on stands May 5). [CHW note: This topic is in Council 9:30 am May 5. About 100 people have signed up to speak, and more are accepted.] Excerpt: Cambie Street may never look the same again in the years to come….Like a crystal ball, a major City of Vancouver plan reveals in detail what the future may hold for much of Cambie Street. Although planners maintain that it builds on the existing character of
neighbourhoods, Cambie may never look the same again in the years to come. Read full article here:

Former senior planner Trish French urges City to reject “Cambie Corridor Plan” policy (May 5, 9:30 am)

CityHallWatch has obtained a letter by Trish French to Vancouver City Mayor and Council (dated 2 May 2011) regarding this important topic in Council at 9:30 am on May 5 (Thursday). Ms. French is former Senior Urban Designer, Senior Planner, and Assistant Director of Planning for the City.  Excerpts: Continue reading

Urbanist Jacobs writes City on Cambie Corridor, “Density Bonus System,” calls for public meeting

Ned Jacobs, an urbanist associated with several Vancouver neighbourhood and civic groups, wrote the City (including Mayor and Council) on April 29, expressing serious concerns about a proposed Cambie Corridor Planning Program – Phase Two “Density Bonus system” and other topics before City Council at a daytime committee meeting this coming Thursday (see agenda and documents here). CityHallWatch has obtained a copy of the correspondence. Excerpts are below, for the record. Continue reading

Cambie Corridor: In Council May 5 (9:30 am) ==> A BIG one.

On April 27, the City Clerk’s department sent a notice to interested parties about a Council committee meeting to consider a policy report on this important land use planning issue for Vancouver. CityHallWatch will soon carry more material on this topic.
Cambie Corridor Planning Program – Phase Two
The above-noted Policy Report dated April 19, 2011, will be considered by Vancouver City Council’s Standing Committee on City Services and Budgets at this meeting:
WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 9:30 am. WHERE: PLACE: Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall. Agenda and relevant report are here: Continue reading