The Jericho Lands Soar Forward On The Wings Of A Magical Urban Design Panel Experience

Jericho Lands Planning ProgramAt ninety acres, it’s unlikely the Urban Design Panel will ever again get to examine something as large as this former military base, now dubbed the Jericho Lands. These volunteers were clearly excited by this process, a sentiment I didn’t share it as I’ve sat through enough of these meetings to know... Continue Reading →

Refined Humility Guides The New St. Paul’s Hospital To Urban Design Panel Support

1002 Station St – New St. Paul’s Hospital (DP-2021-00085) Phase 1A – Revised Concept Apparently I’m not the only person tired of seeing the Urban Design Panel examine the new St. Paul’s Hospital, as city staff started this event by expressing hope it would go faster than the last review. That meeting concluded with a request... 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 – March 11th, 2021 – Times Takes Its Toll As Langara Grows Up, The Granville Strip Fills Out, And The River District Review Turns Green

*Update* - March 12th, 2021 - City Council has approved Item #1, and has finished hearing speakers on Item #2. That said, one can still submit comments, or speak on Items #3 & #4, which will be heard at the Public Hearing reserve date on April 1st, 2021.Public Hearing – March 11th, 2021By nature, public... Continue Reading →

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