Understanding Vancouver Rats A Discussion about Rats, Other “Urban Wildlife” and Tips for How to Live with Them This Monday, July 5th at 7:00PM
Dr. Kaylee Byers will speak about the Vancouver Rat Project, Canada’s first interdisciplinary program of research which studies urban rats, the risks they pose to human health, and how we can better manage and live with them. Bring your questions.
Just a reminder that there will be no August meeting during our usual summer break. See you all in September.
No Megatowers at Safeway The No Megatowers citizens’ group has lawn signs available for supporters. If you’d like a sign, get in touch at: email@example.com. More information at: nosafewaymegatowers.ca.
How can we rebalance our relationship to nature and reshape our city?
Join us to discuss this question and more at the fifth event of The Future We Want: The Change We Need series. Hosted by the City of Vancouver in partnership with Simon Fraser University, this inclusive thought-provoking morning will feature a panel of knowledgeable presenters, each bringing diverse perspectives. March 4, 2021 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Residents who want to weigh in on the proposal have until Feb. 28 to fill out a survey on the city’s website. That feedback will be reviewed, and used to focus a second round of consultation this spring. A final proposal is anticipated to arrive at city council by the summer.
Join the Grandview Woodland Area Council Annual General Meeting Monday, March 1st at 7:00PM VIA ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677469965?pwd=UUNudXNGYnFiditOZkg0SFROZEl3dz09You’re all invited to join us for the GWAC Annual General Meeting – come, bring your friends and please encourage anyone you think would be a good fit, to run for the Council. We welcome new Directors and the role need not be daunting – make it yours. Come be a voice for your community During our AGM, author, historian and activist Jak King has kindly offered to regale us with his compelling perspective on the process of neighbourhood area planning as he experienced it during the recent formulation of the Grandview Woodland Community Plan.
He’ll take us through the bumps and bruises of a planning process driven by a City rich on developer contributions. He’ll give us his analysis, warts and all, and undoubtedly he’ll offer a vision of a better way.
GWAC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: GWAC AGM Time: Mar 1, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
February 11th, 2021 at 6pm Vancouver City Council will be considering a proposal for a 9-story building at 1766 Frances. It’s your last chance to speak up and to make your voice heard. City Council will hear residents by phone only. Sign up speak: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-829-4238 Send in your letters: via the City’s web comment form For more information on the Public Hearing, please go to the City’s website at vancouver.ca/meetingschedule select: Get Agenda and Minutes, February 11th Public Hearing and to send comments choose: Send Comments to Council Application details: https://shapeyourcity.ca/1766-frances-st Note: the City is only looking at new correspondence on this rezoning. If you’ve already written Council on this matter in the past, please consider writing again.
An avenue to voice your opinion, and gather more information on the proposed towers at the Safeway site at Commercial and Broadway.
Fight the Fortress!
These impersonal skyscrapers will spoil our neighbourhood, the tallest towering over 340 feet high, equal to 39 storeys.
The developer says they will be 30, 29 and 25 storeys tall – on TOP of the retail “plinth”. When the retail “plinth” – section – is taken into account, the building heights will be equal to 39, 34 and 30 storeys above ground level.
The Grandview Woodland Community Plan, which was passed in 2016 after painstaking consultation with the Grandview community, agreed to new housing in buildings ranging from 12 to 24 storeys at that Safeway site.
On December 7, 2020, GWAC held a Zoom meeting to discuss the proposed Westbank development on the Safeway site at Broadway and Commercial. If you would like to comment on the proposal, please go to the City’s “shape your city” site and fill out the comments form. https://shapeyourcity.ca/1780-e-broadway
This is the biggest development proposal to hit East Vancouver in decades. The site has languished for a long time, but now the developer, Westbank Corp., is putting forward a massive three-tower proposal, with heights up to 30 storeys above a six-storey retail and office plinth and almost 700 residential units — market rentals and condos. The City of Vancouver has designated this piece of property as a “transit-oriented development” site with two and possibly three transit lines converging there.
The Westbank proposal is very dense — definitely NOT the more moderate, lower, mixed-height concept envisioned in the City’s approved Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.
And the massive scale of the proposal threatens forever the very nature of the much-loved and low-rise Commercial Drive area.
Join Grandview-Woodland Area Council (GWAC) at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7th, via Zoom, to learn more about the proposal and have your say on whether or not this is the way the city should proceed.
If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to info [at] gwac.ca and we’ll send you the Zoom link.
Regular monthly meetings hosted by GWAC are on hold, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Britannia Community Centre and the Learning Resource Centre at the library, our usual meeting space, have been temporarily closed. Please stay safe. You can also reach us at our Facebook page here and via our normal email: email@example.com.