January 25th, 2022 Public Hearing – SkyTrain Focused Homes Forced To Undergo A Skyline Shave To Fit In

Public Hearing – January 25th, 2022If we hadn’t included it in a title years ago, this public hearing would have been a great setup for a “Grand Slam” pun. In fact, if it wasn’t for a significant amount of public support, city council would never have considered the policy updates that allow for Item #1.... Continue Reading →

High-rise Dancer Once Again Leaves Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel Demanding An Encore

601 Beach Crescent (DP-2021-00162)As another year draws to an end, this proposal under the Higher Buildings Policy was a stark reminder that almost four have passed since Hannah and I started City Duo. It was first revealed only a couple months after we began to recap our experiences at Vancouver’s civic meetings, and it’s hard... Continue Reading →

Not Ready For Prime Time – Vancouver’s Gateway Dancer Stumbles Into A Four Month Delay

601 Beach Crescent (DP-2021-00162)There’s nothing like the atmosphere of a “super” Urban Design Panel meeting, and even senior city staff admitted they were excited to present this proposal under the Higher Buildings Policy. Granted, its general shape wasn’t up for debate, as after three revisions, over three years and despite an ongoing lawsuit, city council... Continue Reading →

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