CCAN concerned about land assembly, clear-cutting of green oasis for housing proposal (Commercial & 18th – Cedar Cottage)

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Cedar Cottage Area Neighbours (CCAN) http://ccan2013.ca/

MEDIA RELEASE: May 6, 2015

CCAN concerned about land assembly, clear-cutting of green oasis for housing proposal [Commercial and 18th]

(Vancouver) Cedar Cottage Area Neighbours (CCAN) is raising alarm bells about a proposed rezoning that exposes a potential conflict between some of The City of Vancouver’s most high profile policies. A proposed 112-unit development at 18th and Commercial, if approved, would reward speculative land assembly, result in the clear-cutting of dozens of large mature trees on a 33,730 square foot site, and make significant changes to the character of the neighbourhood. Developer Cressey proposes to amalgamate five single-family residential lots at 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695, 1707, 1733 and 1775 East 18th Avenue.  One of these is owned by the City.

CCAN’s Lesley McLean…

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