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Rezoning for high-rises at odds with West End’s character, critics charge

October 31, 2012

Council faces resident opposition in efforts to balance sense of history with push for density globeandmail – British Columbia

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Vancouver considers funding options to support development in Grandview-Boundary

October 30, 2012

City officials will begin to consider options this week on how to pay an anticipated $ 35.8-million tab for infrastructure to support a higher-density commercial district at Grandview-Boundary With all that development comes the need to upgrade local waterworks, sewers, sidewalks, bicycle lanes and street networks, according to a staff report, scheduled to be received [...]

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Vancouver backpedals on ‘thin streets’ proposal

October 7, 2012

The City of Vancouver’s “thin streets” proposal to add more housing to laneways and underutilized streets has been dropped by council as a top priority following a major public outcry. Dozens of residents came to a public meeting this week to voice opposition to the proposal, part of a plan to increase affordable housing and [...]

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Vancouver seeks suggestions for new community gardens

October 4, 2012
Vancouver seeks suggestions for new community gardens

New community garden plots on Vancouver’s west side would be a valuable amenity for the “hidden density” in the city’s single-family zoned neighbourhoods, according to city councillor Andrea Reimer. Global TV BC News

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Vancouver seeks suggestions for new community gardens

October 4, 2012

New community garden plots on Vancouver’s west side would be a valuable amenity for the “hidden density” in the city’s single-family zoned neighbourhoods, according to city councillor Andrea Reimer. Vancouver is asking residents to suggest new locations for community gardens that could be established in 2013. The city already has more than 3700 community garden [...]

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