A non-partisan, non-profit group representing the Grandview Woodland community
The Grandview-Woodland Area Council is an association of the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood in Vancouver. We seek to inform and activate residents and to advocate for the protection and enrichment of our communinty.
Nelson is part of our community. School greenspace is public space. Reopen the field at Lord Nelson Elementary immediately.
Over a century ago, public space in Grandview Woodland was granted into the stewardship of the VSB with the understanding that it would be a shared community asset for use by the school community as needed and otherwise available to the broader community, including the students, outside of school hours.
Disturbingly, the greenspace at Lord Nelson was recently fenced and then locked off, without any consultation of the school community or broader community. This lack of consultation is disrespectful and unacceptable.
GWAC is asking that all locks on this space be immediately removed with the space left accessible to the public outside of school hours, pending further consultation on the issue.
Tell GWAC what transportation changes should be made in Grandview Woodland – cycling safety improvements, traffic calming, new ways of using road space for people
Now that the City is “Prioritizing Commercial Drive as a Pedestrian-First High Street”, we need to decide what that should look like as a community
Wally Kunz will present his Little Italy proposal for a new way to use the surplus vehicle lanes on Commercial Drive between First Ave and Grandview Highway – a better way for local businesses and people moving on the Drive
On another note…
Join us for the GWAC Annual General Meeting Saturday, May 6th at 6PM CFEC Room at Britannia Centre 1655 William Street (2nd floor) Add to Calendar
Farewell Celebration for Santa Barbara Market! Music! A couple of short speeches! Singalong! Festivities!
Tuesday is the last day our wonderful Santa Barbara Market will be open!
Yes, it will be reopening, but the new store will reportedly have a new name and new staff. Most, if not all, of the current staff will be leaving.
It would be so sad if the store just closed quietly and if our great community wasn’t able to give them a big send-off.
So let’s meet at Santa Barbara at 1:00 on Tuesday, January 31st, and let them know how much we love and appreciate them … and thank them for their many years of hard work and wonderful fruits and veggies and deli foods!
Spread the word to everyone you know who shops there!
The Public Hearing for the development proposed for 1780 East Broadway on the Safeway Site will begin on Thursday, July 7th at 6pm. The agenda for this Public Hearing is up and it’s already possible to send in comments. Speaker registration for the meeting will open early in the morning on Friday, June 24th, and will be available by 8:30am. A “Request to Speak” button will be available once the speaker sign up is available on the agenda page.
Former City of Vancouver Senior Urban Designer Scot Hein presented an overview of the current state of the Safeway site Rezoning Application on June 6th, 2022 at our monthly GWAC Public Forum. This presentation is available in its entirety in the following video.
Further details about the rezoning application at 1780 E Broadway is in a staff policy report that was referred to Public Hearing earlier this month by City Council. The No Safeway Megatowers group also has further analysis on this rezoning application.