New Homes in Kerrisdale – a Dream for Some a Nightmare for Others

Crofton Manor Redevelopment When Darren and I returned to St. Mary's Kerrisdale Church, we were both feeling a bit nervous. The last time we were here, residents in the neighbourhood wanted city staff to eject us from the building. That didn't happen this time, but there were plenty of upset voices at this early and... Continue Reading →

New Affordable Housing Proposed for Kerrisdale! Wall Group Proposes Expanded and Integrated Crofton Manor

Crofton Manor (2803 West 41st avenue)   Some would say it would have to be awfully cold out for Vancouver to consider more density near the heart of the Kerrisdale Village. Maybe there is a shred of truth to that, as in January City Council approved an "issues report" which contained a city staff recommendation to... Continue Reading →

YMCA Departure Leaves Broken Heart at Pearson Dogwood Parcel C – Will UDP Support Mend that Wound?

There's no question that the YMCA's decision to abandon the Pearson Dogwood Lands left a huge hole in this building. That said, there are other lesser issues that have been well handled, as the applicants have created a road network that, while not complete is still functional, and includes dedicated space for HandyDART vehicles. The tree covered podium, with soil 3 meters deep, was designed to provide a... Continue Reading →

Growing a Community with Care in Oakridge

950 West 41st Ave - Jewish Community Centre As Darren wanted to catch the summary of one last project at the UDP, we arrived at this open house about hour after it started. The event was held in the central area of the community centre, which was absolutely packed with people. That said,  it was hard to say who was there for... Continue Reading →

UDP Plants a Forest of Tree Jokes – Approves of Pearson Dogwood Parcel A

500 W 57th Avenue (Pearson Dogwood Parcel A) The February 14th UDP meeting started with the development application for the first phase of the Pearson Dogwood redevelopment. The applicant team introduced the project by  first discussing the need to fit in with the neighbourhood, and how they tried to accomplish this. They explained the brickwork was not only for insulating purposes, but... Continue Reading →

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