Reimagining Streets and the Public Realm: Towards a Green & Connected City

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

Register for free here—>https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reimagining-streets-and-the-public-realm-towards-a-green-connected-city-registration-142715484857

AGM March 7th with special guest speaker Michael Kluckner. A Century of Planning in Vancouver: From Bartholomew to City Plan

Michael Kluckner

A Century of Planning in Vancouver:
From Bartholomew to City Plan

Over 90 years ago Vancouver hired Harland Bartholomew & Associates to create Vancouver’s first city-wide plan, providing a template for the ambitious young city that was poised to amalgamate with two neighbouring municipalities to become the modern City of Vancouver. Automobile-oriented transportation and industrial growth were priority considerations.

Author, and Grandview-Woodland resident, Michael Kluckner will explore what was implemented, what worked and what did not, and track more recent changes in legislation and development, such as the vision for False Creek, condominium living and the push for compact communities in both the city and the region.

GWAC Annual General Meeting 
2:30pm, Saturday, March 7th,
Canucks Family Room

GWAC will report on the year’s activities & hold elections to to form a new Council. 

Agenda
Call to order & establish quorum
Council Introduction
Approval of minutes of 2018 AGM
Directors’ Report
Treasurer’s Report
Transportation Committee Report
 Election to Council
 Adjournment

We encourage all residents to consider standing for election to the Council.  If you care about: 

  • our neighbourhood & our neighbours,
  • proposed changes & their possible impacts,
  • ensuring concerns are addressed;
  • and wish to consider new ideas and initiatives for Grandview-Woodland,
    this is your opportunity to do so! 

Together in 2020/21 GW can achieve a meaningful and equitable neighbourhood to meet the demands of a growing City, but only if its residents are involved. You do not need special qualifications to stand for election only that you care about the future of Grandview Woodland. We encourage all community members to consider becoming a part of the Council, to represent its interests to the City and beyond. 

** In order to stand for election, or to vote on the election of Directors it is necessary to be a resident of GW and a registered  member of GWAC.  if you are not already registered as a member you may register  at the meeting as a  member by  signing in with your name, street address and email address; A sign-up table will be available at the front door to enroll new members and supply your ballot.  Please consider coming a bit early to avoid a line-up.

GWAC writes City Council asking for delay of Grandview-Woodland Community Plan amendments, Public Hearing on January 28th

GWAC wrote City Council to ask for a delay of amendments to the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan. The changes are in the package that also includes the rezoning of two blocks in the Plan area. 

The Public Hearing for the proposed changes is now scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th. This will be a continuation of a previous meeting with debate on item #4 to start at 3pm. This item is #6 on the agenda and it will likely be up sometime after 4:30pm and the item will begin with a staff presentation before speakers are heard.
council.vancouver.ca/20200121/phea20200121ag.htm

Further details: Area -wide rezoning at Public Hearing continues Jan 28, 2020, 3pm (Nanaimo / Kitchener / Charles St), Grandview-Woodland Community Plan amendments


Attn: Mayor Kennedy Stewart and City Councillors:

Re: Please delay and defer changes to the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan

The Grandview-Woodland Area Council would like to convey our deep concerns about the very long list of amendments to the Community Plan that have been included in item #6 of the agenda for the Public Hearing on January 21st. This item reads as follows (emphasis added):

6. REZONING: Rezoning of Certain Properties in the Nanaimo Sub-area of the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan, and Related Plan Amendments

The wider community of Grandview-Woodland never received any public notification of the Plan Amendments, nor were there any Open Houses to discuss changes to many sections of the Community Plan that have wide impacts across the neighbourhood. The full final text and final diagrams for the Plan Amendments have not been included in the report.

Thus, we kindly request that Council sever the sections of this item on amending the Community Plan, and at this Public Hearing limit the discussions and final votes to only to the rezoning of parcels in the two identified blocks (Kitchener and Nanaimo and E12th and Nanaimo St).  Please vote to delay and defer any changes to the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (GWCP) until a later date.
In this manner, due process can be followed with considering changes to the Community Plan, the full text of the proposed changes as well as completed illustrations can be reviewed, and this matter can be considered after public consultation and feedback.

Thank you for your consideration, 

(a link to the letter is available here on the City’s website)