We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1885 E Pender St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey social housing building for the Aaron Webster Housing Cooperative. The zoning would change from RM-4 (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:
64 social housing units as defined by the City of Vancouver’s Zoning and Development Bylaw
A floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.92
A floor area of 4,805 sq. m (51,718 sq. ft.)
A building height of 19.5 m (64 ft.)
29 vehicle parking spaces and 144 bicycle parking spaces
Susanne Dahlin, Chair of the Britannia Planning and Development Committee, will provide some context for our discussion of the proposal from the City of Vancouver to include up to 300 units of residential housing on the Britannia Community Centre site, as part of the Renewal process. Following Ms. Dahlin’s introduction, GWAC will lead a series of discussions to better understand the preferences of the participants regarding housing on the community centre site.
Grandview Heritage Group https://grandviewheritagegroup.ca We meet to talk about the history of the Grandview neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC, including the heritage buildings, commercial history, and the evolution of our dynamic high street, Commercial Drive. Join us! We meet most months on the third Thursday at 7:00 pm, currently via Zoom. To get in touch with us, email email@example.com.
Grandview Garden Club https://grandviewgardenclub.blogspot.com We have a speaker every month on a topic of relevance to Vancouver gardeners. Yearly membership is $20 and we meet via Zoom on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. A Zoom meeting link is sent to members a few days before each meeting. (When we return to face-to-face meetings, we’ll invite occasional drop-ins again.) Our past two meeting topics were “How to use shrubs as small trees in your urban garden” and “Ferns”. The joy of Zoom meetings means we can recruit speakers from outside Vancouver. For April, the talk will be “Attracting birds to your garden”. Join the club! To get in touch with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Britannia Neighbours http://britannianeighbours.blogspot.com We are a little group that looks after the Napier Square Greenway (between Choices and Sweet Cherubim at the Napier St. entry to Britannia). We’ve been maintaining this garden for over 20 years! Weather permitting, we meet most spring, summer, and fall, on Monday afternoons at 3:00 to weed, prune, plant, rake, chat. We learn a lot about gardening and we invite you to join us. Please wear a mask and bring your own tools for COVID safety. For more information email email@example.com.
As of today, roads in the section of Grandview bounded by Clark Drive, Grandview Highway, Commercial Drive, and First Avenue have a new speed limit of just 30 km/h, down from the city default on local streets of 50 km/h. This is a trial for what many hope will become a more widespread change in traffic habits in Vancouver.
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)
You know that foul cloying odor of cooked rotten flesh, sulfurous rotten eggs, and burned hair and bones that drifts over and sometimes hangs in the neighborhood in nice weather in the summer? Well, it’s set to get worse. Sign the petition here—>https://bit.ly/2LwsHX7 In 2010, after years of campaigning by the neighborhood to get West Coast Reduction (WCR) to control the odours coming from the plant at the foot of Commercial Drive the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board rejected calls for stricter odor limits coming from the plant. The plant processes animal waste including fish, bones, fat, blood, and feathers, with the odor drifting across our neighbourhood sometimes as far as Penticton or Slocan Streets. In recent years the situation finally improved somewhat when the odours have only occurred during the nicest weather carried into the neighbourhood by the westerly winds common during fair weather. Now with the permit extension application, the company intends to increase its emissions output. In the application West Coast Reduction states that it plans to increase emissions of Ammonia from 1.692 tonnes per year to 2.16 tonnes, Nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 52.782 tonnes to 67.534, Sulphur Oxides (SOx) from 1.082 to 1.384, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) from 2.901 tonnes to 3.712, Total Particulate Matter from 42.555 tonnes to 49.899 tonnes and Methane from 102.234 tonnes to 126.257 tones. In addition, they wish the permit period to extend for 15 years from 2021 to 2036 If you wish to provide comments on this application, you may do so by either: Email to WestcoastReductionComments@metrovancouver.org; webform by visiting www.metrovancouver.org and searching for “Air quality Notification” then clicking on Westcoast Reduction Ltd.; or by regular mail to Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Division Metro Vancouver 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C., V5H 0C6
The No mega Towers At Safeway Site has improved again! https://bit.ly/3rEiEyx Click on the link Scroll halfway down the page to “email mayor and councillors” Click the embedded link An eloquently written letter addressed to the mayor and the council members will pop up already addressed. Sign your name. Hit send. It’s so very easy to voice your opinion.
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.