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:
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.
Local Food Systems: The West End Context
Tuesday, March 26, 2013. 6 – 8:30 pm
Location: West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street, Bidwell Room
Register by calling 604-257-8333 or online vancouver.ca/westendrec
Register online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5727595392
Hosted by: West End Neighbourhood Food Network and the City of Vancouver’s West End Community Plan team
Are you interested in growing, consuming or recycling food in the West End? If so, this session may be of interest to you. The session will start out by exploring key information about the food system within the West End followed by an asset mapping exercise to collaboratively learn more about what assets exist within our community.
The food system covers all aspects of food, including:
- Waste management
A healthy food system is one in which food production, distribution, and consumption are integrated to enhance the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of a place.
These walkshops are part of the West End Community Plan
Attend a “walkshop” and think about how West End laneways could be used in the future, including surface and landscaping treatments, pedestrian facilities, benches, lighting, traffic calming, parking, and infill housing possibilities. Learn about the history and character of the laneways, and observe and discuss how we design these places. The walk will be followed by a workshop where you can share your ideas for laneway improvements.
The following announcement was received by WERA via email from the West End Community Planning staff team.
Information Session on Housing in the West End
Affordable housing and homelessness are important issues in the West End. As part of the West End community planning process, this session will be an opportunity to find out what we have heard about housing so far (from both the community and the area housing providers), and to share the housing issues faced by your community. City staff will be on hand to answer your questions at this drop-in session.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
5:30 to 8 pm
Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox St
Upcoming Community Open Houses
City staff will share what they heard through Phase 1 of the planning process, and outline the process and ways to get involved as we move into Phase 2 (policy development).
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sands Hotel, 1755 Davie St
Capilano Room from 4 to 7 pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012
West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St
English Bay Room from 11 am to 2 pm
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson St
Garibaldi Room from 4 to 7 pm
The proposed redevelopment of 1401 Comox Street goes to public hearing on Monday, June 11.
City staff is recommending approval (with a few minor modifications) of the proposal to rezone the former site of St. John’s United Church to allow for the construction of a 22-storey market rental building.
Details can be found on the City website at http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20120611/phea20120611ag.htm.
WERA president Christine Ackermann will be speaking at the public hearing, which takes place at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Community Circles are a great way to get together with friends, family, neighbours or colleagues, to have a discussion about some of the key issues facing the West End. You can choose a Discussion Guide (one, all five, or anything in between) that interests you and your group, pick a place and time to get together, complete the Discussion Guide and then submit it online or at the Gordon Neighbourhood House or Community Centre. Discussion Guides can be found here: www.vancouver.ca/westendplan. The deadline to submit your Discussion Guides is June 23rd.
What do you picture? We have a West End Photo Contest where we are looking for photos of great views, special buildings, parks and even the people that you feel express the uniqueness of the community. The photos will be used at community events, materials, and in the Community Plan. Photos can be submitted here: www.whatdoyoupicture.ca/west-end. The deadline to submit photos is June 18th. The top three photos will be showcased at the Ideas Fair in June.