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RPSC Steering Committee Meeting Date: Nov. 18, Wednesday Time: 7:00 pm

 

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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

The sale of the Little Mountain social housing property, Vancouver’s first social housing site in 1954, has been dogged with controversy, delays and a lack of transparency.   Here are sixteen important questions that have yet to be answered by either the developer/owner, Holborn International, or the Province of British Columbia.

Unanswered Questions about the Sale of Little Mountain Social Housing Site to Holborn International

Students from the Global Engineering Leadership program in the UBC Faculty of Engineering completed two community based research projects in the summer of 2019. The projects were sponsored by the RPSC Community Visions Committee.

Project One–A study of vehicular traffic along W. 33rd Ave. between Ontario and Main and the traffic along Main St. at the intersection of 33rd.  The project reviewed a previous traffic study from 2011 and found significant changes in current traffic volumes compared to those of six years ago.  Final Report LM Traffic Study

 

Project Two–A team of five engineers examined current household waste reduction and recycling practices in the Riley Park area.  Using interviews, questionnaires and self-monitoring, the team identified what local residents are currently doing and obtained insights into how recycling practices can be improved. Final Report – Waste Awareness

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