January 18th, 2022 Public Hearing – Vancouver’s Ugly Duckling Looks To Get Jacked Up

Public Hearing – January 18th, 2022Anyone who grew up in a small town in the Canadian Prairies can vouch there’s not a lot to do, especially at this time of year. So it may sound hard to believe, but one of my loving wife’s favourite activities was heading to her hometown’s only 7-Eleven for Slurpees... Continue Reading →

November 16th, 2021 Public Hearing – Abcellera Hopes To Pause Vancouver’s Rezoning Quarantine

Public Hearing – November 16th 2021(Update – November 19th, 2021 – Despite relatively few speakers, city council only finished Items #1 & #2, meaning you still have time to comment on the rest, which will be heard on November 25th, 2021. While the last public hearing offered some unique stories, including one person’s recollection of... Continue Reading →

Strike Three! Urban Design Panel Throws The Book At Latest Version Of SkyTrain Focused Housing

5163-5187 Joyce StIt’s ironic that buildings around the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain station are prohibited by the similarly named area plan from exceeding the Telus Boot’s height, as four high-rises are now planned there. While Burnaby debates which structure will become the region’s tallest, on this side of Boundary Road, opponents decry this development as the new... Continue Reading →

Public Hearing – October 6th, 2020 – World Class Aspirations Seek To Light Up Downtown, As Vancouver’s Rental Conversion Continues

Public Hearing – October 6th, 2020Like anyone that has spent time at city hall, Hannah and I were well familiar with La Taqueria Pinche, but their new location has some gremlins, or rather a few existing, unpermitted mezzanines. That’s led to this night’s lone text amendment as, despite the struggles of operating a business during... Continue Reading →

February 25th, 2020 Public Hearing – Vancouver’s Excessive Beauty Fails To Attract Interest Amidst A Rental Housing Revelation

February 25th, 2020 Public Hearing Admittedly, I debated whether it was worth my time to write this article, as frankly neither Hannah nor I expected this meeting to generate much attention. Granted, the first item is somewhat notable, as it will simplify the regulations that govern passive house projects, but the next two; a heritage... Continue Reading →

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