Monthly Archives: June 2016

Council Approves Rezoning at 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695-1775 East 18th Avenue

To absolutely no-one’s surprise, on Tuesday afternoon City Council voted 10-1 to approve the Cressey rezoning proposal for 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695-1775 East 18th Avenue with only Green Councillor Adrian Carr voting to reject it. As always, Councillor Carr … Continue reading

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Time to End Subsidies for Developers Who Build Rental Buildings

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about Vancouver’s miniscule rental vacancy rate. I’ve heard stories of bidding wars for apartments; rents are through the roof. A tenant I know in a 490 sf studio in a newer building in … Continue reading

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3365 Commercial Drive Public Hearing Gets Contentious

The defunct Public Hearing for 3365 Commercial Dr & 1695-1775 E 18th of May 24, 2016 was one for the books, but the re-do on Thursday did not lack for drama either. The meeting began with the usual formalities, actually … Continue reading

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Vision Vancouver Attempting to Transform All Single Family Neighbourhoods Warns CCAN: Public Hearing June 23

MEDIA RELEASE: June 17, 2016 City Council will hold a new Public Hearing on June 23 (Thurs.) after it voided the May 24 Public Hearing due to an unprecedented walk-out by Councillors protesting the handling of the meeting. Cedar Cottage … Continue reading

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Second Email to City Manager re: Voiding of May 24th Public Hearing

Dear Mr. Johnston We are writing this as an open letter which we will post to our website. We are contacting you again about Council’s decision at a Council meeting on May 31, 2016 to void Item # 3 on … Continue reading

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Letter to Council re vacant City-owned lot 1739 East 18th Avenue

Dear Mayor Gregor Robertson and Councilors’ George Affleck, Elizabeth Ball, Adriane Carr, Melissa De Genova, Heather Deal, Kerry Jang, Raymond Louie, Geoff Meggs, Andrea Reimer, Tim Stevenson RE:   Vacant City Lot 2, Block A, Plan VAP1795, District Lot 753 … Continue reading

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PUBLIC HEARING 3365 Commercial Drive, 1695 to 1775 EAST 18th

PUBLIC HEARING 3365 Commercial Drive, 1695 to 1775 EAST 18th DATE and TIME: Thursday, JUNE 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm PLACE:                       453 West 12th Avenue, City Hall Email, write letters, attend the hearing, speak to City Council Ask City Council … Continue reading

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