Demonstration at Pantages Theatre site

The future of the proposed development on the site of the former Pantages Theatre may be determined as early as August 12th. The Director of Planning might rubber stamp the proposed Sequel 138 condo development at that time; however, many are urging that the application for this project be heard by the development permit board or better yet, by city council.
The published the following article on a demonstration at the development site: Pantages development protesters resurrect Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol.
The article in the Vancouver Media Co-op “Pantages at Play Where Will the Antics End?” reports on an apparent arson attempt at 138 East Hastings street. As pictured here, the site is still “littered with tinder-dry wood”.
For further information, please visit the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council (DNC) website or DTES is not for Condo Developers.

Chinatown DTES towers update: Final hearing Tues, April 12

[CityHallWatch received this report from Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP).] Well.  It’s been quite the marathon.   City council has held three Public Hearings on the possibility of towers in Chinatown, so far.   View a complete video stream of the meetings:  March 17, 2011; April 5, 2011; April 7, 2011;.  The fourth night of the hearing is 6 pm TUESDAY April 12th.  Meet at Carnegie for dinner at 5 pm sharp if you need food and transportation.  There will likely be one more night:  6 pm April 18th.  It’s not too late to get on the end of the speaker’s list.  Call Tina, city clerk: 604.873.7268.

Some memorable quotes from speakers, good and bad from April 7th: Read on… Continue reading