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RPSC Steering Committee Meeting Date: April 21, Wednesday Time: 7:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting—contact norm.dooley@gmail.com Guest Speaker–Kirsten Robinson–Lead Planner for Heather Lands Re-development Agenda: 

 

Everyone is Welcome!

 

In October 2020 City of Vancouver announced its latest climate emergency plan.  You will find the document here: Climate Emergency Action PLan

 

ANOTHER HOLBORN STALL ON LITTLE MOUNTAIN CONTRACT

 Holborn Properties, the giant international development company that owns the privatized former Little Mountain Social Housing site in Vancouver has applied for judicial review of the Freedom Of Information decision ordering their contract with BC Housing to be made public.

“It’s another attempt to hide the details of the contract,” said former MLA David Chudnovsky whose application for FOI began the process.  (CBC Producer Jeremy Allingham subsequently made the same request for FOI.)

Chudnovsky commented, “They’re stalling again.  We’ve been asking to see the details of the deal for 13 years.  What have they got to hide?  We need to know why a thriving and successful social housing community was demolished and how it’s possible that the site is still a huge vacant lot.”

In September a Freedom Of Information Adjudicator ordered BC Housing to release the full contract to Chudnovsky (and Allingham).  Holborn’s appeal to the BC Supreme Court could [...]

RPSC has responded to the Vancouver Plan.  Below are two documents from RPSC. One is a letter to Mayor and Council expressing the group’s concerns. The second incorporates feedback to the Plan that it sent earlier to the Planning Department (Cory Dobson) following his attendance at a RPSC meeting.

RPSC to Mayor & Council re- Van. Plan

Vancouver Plan — ideas submitted to Cory Dobson

 

Balfour and Other New Re-developments in RPSC

 

  1.  Another large site will be coming on stream — the Balfour site.  ( Review RPSC Community Visions document, November 2005, Ch. 30, p. 65 (our website) and Cambie Corridor Plan, 2018, Ch. 6 Unique sites, pp. 153-161.)  RPSC has received the initial proposal for a rezoning submission from Wesgroup. Please review the attached material and forward your comments to Allan Buium    abuium@telus.net  by  SEPTEMBER 4th. We will collate the responses and submit them to Wesgroup for discussion.

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  1. Don’t forget to check out the revised proposal for the Oakridge Transit site — vancouver.ca/Rezoning application, 949 West 41st Avenue…
  2. New Development at 33rd and Main—Here’s an item that you may find of interest — further rental redevelopment along Main St. — goodmanreport.com   (go to “development sites” then “under contract”, Main & East 33rd Ave.) –  It may be a good idea to review the City’s plans for future rentals along arterials as well as off– [...]
The presentation on the Queen Elizabeth Park Master Plan.  Take a few minutes to review the Plan and send your response, to the two Questions on p. 23, to Leila Todd. leila.todd@vancouver.ca)  The timeline is not included in the pdf but if you have specific questions ask Leila. Once community engagement proceeds, RPSC will be contacted.

Queen E Park Master Plan 

 

City of Vancouver Complete Streets Policy cfsc6-Presentation

Cambie Corridor Monitoring Report to City Council–March 2020 CCP3 – Report, 03_11_20

Two groups of UBC students enrolled in Econ 364-A  have completed research reports on urban development issues at the request of RPSC.  You will find their reports below.

 

1. The Role of CACs in the Redevelopment of RPSC-–The-Role-of-CACs-in-the-Redevelopment-of-RPSC 2. Vancouver’s Housing Strategy and Its Impact in the RPSC Area—Review of Vancouver Housing Strategy   Thanks to those six students and to Professor Catherine Douglas for their work and assistance on topics of interest to our community.

 

 

The sale of the Little Mountain Housing site now holds an unofficial record for “sale in progress”. It began twelve years ago and still has not yet been completed.  People, understandably, have lost track of just where the process of rebuilding the site is at and what will be done. Here are some key facts and dates that describe the situation and what it means for housing in Vancouver.

Ten Facts About Sale of Little Mountain Housing Site

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