Thanks to CCAN members Raj, Chris and Derek for submitting the following 3 items of community interest along to CCAN.
Oct 5 2021 at 11AM there will be a Special Council meeting that will present a report which contains information on increased height and density that may affect the area around where you live. You may wish to read the report to see how it will affect you. https://council.vancouver.ca/20211005/documents/spec1.pdf
This Special Council meeting is to be convened by electronic means. We believe that you can only submit comments at this time, speaking at this meeting is not allowed. This is due to it being a referral to Public Hearing, which will probably take place in a few weeks. Speakers will be allowed then.
Tip: Send your comments by the day before the meeting so Council has time to review them.
Questions about this agenda?
- Phone 604.829.4323
This report intends to do the following (see page 2 of the report): iii. add new rental district schedules, RR-1, RR-2, RR-2B and RR-2C and RR-3A and RR-3B, to be utilized for rental housing rezoning applications, including in eligible RS and RT areas.
See page 14 which shows pictures of what this will look like.
When a district schedule is created it is not written in stone as to what can be built in that district — That is why there are so many RE-ZONINGS created — these rezonings have their own height and density and become CD-1 zones just like the Commercial and 18th site and the Knight and 15th site!
HERE IS THE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM 1: https://council.vancouver.ca/20211005/spec20211005ag.htm
Referral Report – Streamlining Rental Around Local Shopping Areas – Amendments to the C-2, C-2B, C-2C and C-2C1 Zones and Creation of New Rental Zones for Use in Future Rezoning Applications in Surrounding Low Density Areas Under the Secured Rental Policy
Referral to Public Hearing – no speaker requests at this time.
CCAN member Chris Bungay has created a Facebook page about the proposed social housing development at Knight and King Edward with the hope of having a more open process and with neighbourhood engagement. The following is from Chris:
Hello, I created a Facebook group to bring community awareness to the proposed housing development at Knight and King Edward. The group is brand new and needs support and members! Could you kindly pass this email along to the CCAN members with the link for the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/389900822699126 Thanks so much, Chris
A new Vancouver civic political group has been formed. This group is headed by Councillor Hardwick. Following is the News Release about this https://jaksview3.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/a-new-team-for-vancouver/
Part of the News Release lays out the board members and it says: Besides Hardwick, the founding board of TEAM for a Livable Vancouver Association includes award-winning filmmaker David Fine, information technology consultant and SFU student Sean Nardi, retired educator Sal Robinson, and architect David Wong.
There is also an article about this in the Vancouver Sun Oct 1 2021 by CHERYL CHAN
Hope you find all this information of interest.
Grace from CCAN