Treated Like Garbage – Vancouver’s UDP Requests Resubmission Of Pearson Dogwood Care Home

650 West 57th Avenue - DP-2019-00686 - Dogwood Care Centre - Pearson Dogwood Parcel B As the rezoning application for the Pearson Dogwood site was approved just months before Hannah and I began to document our city's growth, we often learn a lot at these Urban Design Panel reviews. Though even someone who had closely... Continue Reading →

Operational Sacrifices Help The New St. Paul’s Hospital Win Urban Design Panel Support

1002 Station Street and 250-310 Prior Street (New St. Paul's Hospital and Health Campus) Something Darren and I have learned over these last few years is how powerful even one small voice can be in public consultation. For instance, we never expected our recap of the Urban Design Panel's recommendation for resubmission of the new... Continue Reading →

UDP Feels Senior’s Housing will be Good for the Neighbourhood, but Needs to be Better for Its Residents

2499 East 48th Avenue (Sunrise of East Vancouver) Some proposals fit so well into their surrounding neighbourhood, it's actually puzzling why they're still required to go to the Urban Design Panel. Certainly Hannah and I didn't notice anything controversial about this application for a 4 floor assisted living building when we attended its open house... Continue Reading →

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