Public Hearing – December 2nd, 2020 – A Pleasant Hope Shines Through East Van’s Trees, While Rental Homes Look For A Safeway Through Vancouver’s Asphalt Transformation

Public Hearing – December 2nd, 2020Update 12/03/20 – The public hearing has recessed, and will resume on December 10th at 6pm. As such, one can still send in correspondence or sign up to speak on Items 6 & 7.Considering the difficulties we’ve all experienced this year, Hannah and I are grateful Vancouver’s second last public hearing... Continue Reading →

Hit The Road! Urban Design Panel Recommendations Push Camouflaged Social Housing To The Edge

2924 Venables (Alice Saunders House)When Hannah and I started writing City Duo, we wanted to put some good into the world by preventing misconceptions over our city’s growth. The planned expansion of this senior’s social housing building has already been the victim of that, as it was met by protests when it was first introduced.... Continue Reading →

January 21st, 2020 Public Hearing – Laneway Landlords Condemn Violation Of Homeowner Rights As Moderate Income Rental Homes Break New Boundaries

January 21st, 2020 Public Hearing - Update 01/22/20 - The public hearing has recessed and will resume on January 28th at 3pm. As such, one can still send in correspondence or sign up to speak on Items 5 & 6. The first public hearing of 2020 finally tests what the relatively new Moderate Income Rental Housing... Continue Reading →

June 11th, 2019 Public Hearing – Local Business Owner Fights for East Van Renters as City Council Prepares to Reject 21 Rental Homes in Shaughnessy

June 11th, 2019 Public Hearing Last month, Hannah and I predicted this public hearing was going to be a rough one, and unfortunately it seems like we were right. While the elimination of over over 2,000 sq.m (20,000 sq.ft) of retail and living space has blunted opposition to the rental homes in Hastings Sunrise. Then... Continue Reading →

January 15th Public Hearing – The Choices of a New City Council – Seniors or Million Dollar Views? Are Rental Buildings Worth the Cost? & How Valuable are Community Plans?

January 15th, 2019 - Public Hearing The start of the new year marks the first time our new city council will host a public hearing, which could give us glimpse of their intentions for the next four years. Though some may believe non-market seniors housing, two simple 6 storey rental buildings on Hastings Street, and... Continue Reading →

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