Generous Amenities Help Middle Class Rental Homes Wash Away A Brutal Past

2538 Birch St (DP-2021-00628)Given the tone of this Urban Design Panel meeting, you would never know that this proposal under the Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program had once gone through a passionate public hearing. With hundreds of letters, both in support and opposition, the decision came down to a single vote on city council,... Continue Reading →

From Zero To Hero – Moderate Income Rental Homes Given Room To Succeed

2406-2484 Renfrew StThe Urban Design Panel is known for striking fear into the hearts of even the most confident applicant teams, yet this was the first time in a long while I’ve felt anxious about attending a meeting. I would like to think that’s understandable, as this was the first in-person event since March 4,... Continue Reading →

October 5th, 2021 Public Hearing – No Boos Expected For Vancouver’s Town Centre Rental Homes

Public Hearing – October 5th, 2021As comedy can help keep powerful institutions humble, I’ve joked that perhaps Vancouver’s new Auditor General should examine if public hearings are held primarily for the taxpayer funded catering. Hannah often notes even bad humour occasionally reflects some truth, and Item #1 demonstrates how enacting wider changes can be more... Continue Reading →

February 11th 2021 Public Hearing – Moderate Income Rental Homes Face Danger In Vancouver’s Quiet Place While A Landmark Rises From the Ashes

Public Hearing – February 11th, 2021Update 03/03/2021 – After several nights of hearing from public speakers on Item #3, city council will finally decide its fate on March 4th at a back up meeting set to start at 3pm. Items #1 and #2 have already been approved.It’s odd to write about a public hearing where several... Continue Reading →

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