Proposed Area-Wide Rezoning in Grandview Woodland, meeting September 5th (Tuesday) with special guest speaker Elizabeth Murphy

The City of Vancouver is proposing changes to the zoning that covers a large portion of Grandview-Woodland. Find out more about the proposed heritage (RT-5) area wide rezoning at GWAC’s monthly meeting.

TIme: Tuesday, September 5th, at 7pm
Location: Britannia Community Centre (Learning Resource Centre / below library)
Guest speaker: Elizabeth Murphy

Details about the proposed changes to the zoning can be found in the City of Vancouver’s staff report: http://council.vancouver.ca/20170725/documents/p3.pdf

The following diagram shows the areas that would be impacted:

Chinatown Stakeholder Engagement event Aug 23

The City of Vancouver is investigating the potential of a proposed program similar to San Francisco’s Legacy Business Registry and Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund. The City of Vancouver hopes the program may help address retail gentrification and the loss of neighbourhood-defining character in Chinatown and adjacent communities. The City’s aim is to implement the program within 16-18 months of the report from this research (planned for November 1, 2017) with the possibility of extending into other neighbourhoods in the inner city.

The City has hired LOCO BC (Amy Robinson), in partnership with Heritage Vancouver (Bill Yuen), June Chow (of the Youth Collaborative for Chinatown – 青心在唐人街), and Modus (Rob Barrs), to complete this work. We are reaching out to Chinatown residents, and residents of nearby areas that may work, shop or dine in Chinatown, to help understand how community members define a ‘legacy business’ in Chinatown and/or a business with heritage or community value.

The information you provide will be kept in the strictest confidence. We will report only collated results, never referring to any individual response without the owner’s permission. If, however, you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so.

The link to the survey is here.