Passive Innovations Help Stripped Down Rental Homes Survive City Council’s Worst Fears

1250 Granville St (DP-2019-01014)Decisions have consequences, and city council’s referral of an amendment to allow more rental homes between Davie, and Helmcken on Granville Street back to their staff had a large impact here (pg 13). Hannah and I recognize the compromise in that request for further public consultation, as Councillors De Genova, Fry, Hardwick,... Continue Reading →

West End Lego House Clinches UDP Support – French Character Set To Dazzle Hollywood North

1289 Nicola Street - DP-2018-00038 - By The Bay Admittedly, neither Hannah nor I knew about this application before this revised version was scheduled for review by the Urban Design Panel. Then again, as it was submitted over a year and half ago, maybe we just forgot about it. Even some of Vancouver's wisest voices have... Continue Reading →

West End Passive House Towers Rejected by UDP

1444 Alberni- UPD Meeting  Panel Consensus: Having reviewed the project it was moved by Ms. Spoelstra and seconded by Ms. Brudar and was the decision of the Urban Design Panel: THAT the Panel recommends resubmission of the project with the following recommendations to be reviewed by City Staff: Review the massing and density of the building and... Continue Reading →

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