City of Vancouver Initiatives
Happening in our Neighbourhood - Latest Reports & Information
Arbutus Greenway Visioning Process - January 24th meeting
SHPOA members are encouraged to participate in the pop-up consultation stands and the Talk Vancouver Survey. Feedback will be collected from all across the city and will not be prioritized based on residence or proximity to the Greenway. It is important we participate in the consultation process to ensure that our voice is heard. Click here to read the report.
Early Effects of the HCA on FSD Prices -
There has been much speculation about
whether the HCA would cause a change in property values in FSD. We
now have some early data to review. Click here to read the report.
Character Home Zoning Review
The City of Vancouver is conducting the Character Home Zoning Review to look at options for the retention of heritage and character homes in single-family (RS) zoning districts. The SHPOA Board circulated an information sheet detailing our reservations about the process. Details here (English) or Details here (Chinese) The Board sent a letter to the Mayor and Councillors on behalf of SHPOA. Read the letter.
Judge upholds Vancouver HCA in First Shaughnessy
The BC Supreme Court has upheld the Heritage Conservation Area bylaws passed by the City. You may read the full decision here. If this decision stands, we believe it is likely that 2nd and 3rd Shaughnessy face the risk of similar regulations, limiting property rights, being imposed upon them in the near future.
Heritage Action Plan Public Advisory Committee Reports
Urban Planning Meeting with Gil Kelley
Gil Kelley, Vancouver's new Chief Planner, held an urban planning meeting on September 28th. The meeting covered Vancouver growth, planning, and how other cities are dealing with the issues. One of our directors wrote a report on the meeting. Click here to read the report.
SHPOA Position Paper on Heritage Conservation Area
A draft paper outlining the SHPOA Board's position on the HCA was circulated to members for comment. There were 24 email responses - 17 in support, 6 against and 1 neutral. Read the Position Paper...
First Shaughnessy HCA: IMPORTANT NEIGHBOURHOOD BYLAW CHANGES