Housing affordability, density, & the future of Vancouver’s Neighbourhoods: An architect’s perspective.

Update: Guest Speaker Michael Geller has very kindly provided his slides: Presentation_GWAC_jan6_2020.pdf

​Thank you to everyone who participated in this very well attended meeting.

— information about the past meeting announcement follows —
GWAC meeting: 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 6th, 2020
Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Under the Britannia Library
Guest speaker Michael Geller

It is the beginning of a new year, generally a time filled with optimism for the possibility of the year ahead and certainly that is what we would hope for all the citizens of Vancouver and the city itself.  There are, however, many proposals on the “table” for Vancouver that can profoundly affect its liveability as well as its affordability and thus, diversity and sustainability.  

Currently there are many major projects, such as the Pearson Dogwood lands, Oakridge expansion, the Bus Barn at 41st and Oak, the Heather lands, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Jericho & UBC developments as well as the Squamish development at the South end of the Burrard Street bridge and who can forget the Safeway site proposal at Broadway and Commercial?

We have asked Michael Geller, noted architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades’ experience in the public, private and institutional sectors to share his insights and views on these matters with you and he has generously agreed. 

Come to hear Michael speak and bring your questions.

Seasons’ Greetings to all in Grandview Woodland & to all our very best wishes for 2020!

GWAC is grateful to share a wonderful, diverse & welcoming neighbourhood with you and look forward to working together in 2020 to achieve a meaningful and equitable process to meet the demands of a growing community.

GWAC will not  hold a public meeting in December, instead the next members’ meeting will be held on January 6th, at 7pm in the Learning Resource Centre.
We will send a reminder closer to the date, confirming the next guest speaker.

In the meantime,  if you are concerned about the 

Safeway Tower Proposal…. 

…….and want to know more, GWAC is developing a presentation that we can bring to your house to share with gatherings of concerned neighbours. To arrange an information session, simply write to info@gwac.ca.

Also, as this project is going to profoundly affect those living and working south of Broadway, please share this email with them, suggest they share it with their mailing lists &  to contact us to get on our list.

We are seeking a volunteer to coordinate these “kitchen  gatherings”. so if you or someone you know wishes to get involved, please contact us through info@gwac.ca

The Council is also planning to develop specific communication plans for media, social platforms and our members to respond to the proposal and share information as it becomes available. We  also welcome concerned community members contacting us to get involved in these initiatives.

Next meeting:
​7:00 p.m., Monday, January 6th, 2020
Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Under the Britannia Library