Category: Planning & Development

Planning and Development

Port of Metro Van’s land use plan consultation begins

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From the Port Metro Vancouver;

Land use plan update:

Consultation and comment period begins. The public consultation period began on February 1o and runs through to April 13, 2014. All consultation materials are posted online at Port Talk.

Draft Land Use Plan
Interactive Designation Map
Discussion Guide Feedback Form
Discussion Sessions and Webinars

Have question for the Port of Metro Van? landuseplan@portmetrovancouver.com

Downtown Bus Service Review Open House

The Downtown Vancouver Local Bus Service Review is a joint initiative of the City of Vancouver and TransLink. The objective of the review is to develop a near term (one- to five-year) vision for the bus network in the downtown core.

Attend the Downtown Local Bus Service Review open house and learn more about this project, talk with the study team and share your thoughts on how to improve bus service in downtown Vancouver.

June 22, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay St)

 

Public Walk: Comox-Helmcken Greenway June 29

The City is accepting feedback on the road construction of the long-awaited Comox-Helmcken Greenway.

WERA is hosting a public walk of the Greenway on June 29th. We’ll get started at 11:00 am from the corner of Comox & Chilco. A City Engineer will join us to answer our questions about the construction efforts. Everyone is welcome!

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Community Plan Open Houses

Mark your calendars for the next set of open houses which will cover the refined community plan draft directions.

Wednesday, June 19, 4-7 pm at Best Western Sands Hotel (1755 Davie)

Saturday, June 22, 1-4 pm at West End Strawberry Festival (Barclay Heritage Square)

Tuesday, June 25, 4-7 pm at Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson)


ABOUT THE WEST END COMMUNITY PLAN

In April 2012, the City initiated a new Community Planning process for the West End. When completed, the plan will provide long-range guidance on a variety of issues – including housing, transportation, parks and public space, social issues, arts, culture, heritage and more. The new plan will replace the older West End Commercial Policy Plan (1986) and West End Residential Areas Policy Plan (1987).

For information on our planning work to date, upcoming events and opportunities for public involvement, please stay in touch via the following means:

Web & List-serv sign-up: vancouver.ca/westendplan
Email: westendplan@vancouver.ca
Twitter: @westendplan
Telephone: 3-1-1

 

Calling All Recycling Champions!

Vancouver trash talk  is hosting 2 meetings next week for recycling enthusiasts living in West End or Mount Pleasant multi-unit residential buildings.

Come to one of the following meetings in May to learn more about how to start up a food scraps recycling initiative in your own building, meet like minded folks in your community, and share engagement strategies to involve your neighbours in recycling.

Note that free childminding is available, please register as soon as possible.

Two Dates:

Registration Link

For information, visit our website: vancouver trash talk

1365 Burnaby Development

The City has received a Development Application from Amanat Architect to develop a new 6 storey, 21 unit residential rental building with 2 levels of underground parking accessed from Burnaby Street.

Further information on this project can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://former.vancouver.ca/devapps/1365burnaby/index.htm

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West End All Candidates Debate: April 25

A collective of West End community groups, including WERA, are working together to host an All Candidates Debate for the BC election.

Mark your calendars!

April 25, from 7-9pm at Central Presbyterian Church, 1155 Thurlow.


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Trashtalk Project Seeks Recycling Champions

Trashtalk Project Seeks Recycling Champions

316px-oscar-ggdDo you live in an apartment or condo in Mount Pleasant or the West End? Do you want to recycle your food scraps? Do the words “neighbour engagement” and “composting” get you jazzed up?

Then we need you for a unique project that seeks recycling champions to take the lead in creating innovative food scraps and other recycling programs for residents in multi-family buildings. 

With leadership from the Mount Pleasant and Gordon Neighbourhood Houses and the Recycling Council of BC, this is your chance to make a difference!

For project details and information about how to get involved, visit the Trashtalk website: vancouvertrashtalk.wordpress.com

Community Plan Open Houses: April 4, 6, 9

West End Community Plan DirectionsOpen HousesThe following announcements are messages from the City’s West End Community Planning Team.

Plan directions open houses

Since the planning process launched in April 2012, we’ve received a wide range of feedback from residents, businesses and other stakeholders which has helped shape a set of directions. Drop-in to an open house to learn more about the directions and have your say. Your input will help refine the directions and create a draft plan.

Thursday, April 4, 4-7pm
Best Western Sands Hotel, 1755 Davie Street

Saturday, April 6, 11am-2pm
West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street

Tuesday, April 9, 4-7pm
Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson Street


What do you think of the housing issues we have identified in the West End? 

Were you unable to attend our housing info session Feb 26th? View our consultation materials under the ‘documents’ tab (vancouver.ca/westendplan), then give us your comments by filling out our questionnaire. Materials provide you with an opportunity to find out more about the housing issues facing the West End, and also what we’ve heard about housing from both the community and the area housing providers. The feedback you provide here will help inform the draft West End Community Plan directions that we will be coming out with April 4, 6, and 9.

The survey is open until March 24, 2013.

Food Networks Meet n Greet: March 28

Meet and Greet  for West Enders –  And Coordinators of Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Food Networks
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 5 to 6 pm
Venue: Gordon Neighbourhood House (Room 4), 1019 Broughton Street (West End), Vancouver

Download poster (PDF): Meet and Greet, NFN coordinators, West End, 28-Mar-2013

Did you know that a network of Neighbourhood Food Networks exists in Vancouver? The West End Neighbourhood Food Network is hosting the bimonthly meeting on March 28. Anyone is invited to the casual meet-and-greet event. Find out what’s going on around the city and who’s involved.  RSVP requested.

  • Westside Food Collaborative
  • Downtown Eastside Right to Food Network
  • Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute
  • Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
  • Grandview Woodland Food Connection
  • South Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network
  • West End Neighbourhood Food Network
  • Cedar Cottage Food Network
  • Strathcona Food Program
  • Hastings-Sunrise Neighbourhood Food Network

West End Neighbourhood Food Network, with support of Gordon Neighbourhood House

www.foodwestend.wordpress.com, email foodwestend@gmail.com, tel 604-512-9059