1569 west 6th ave, helten, 19 oct-2010

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1569 west 6th ave, helten, 19 oct-2010

  1. 1. OPPOSED to Rezoning 1569 West 6 th Avenue <ul><li>IN FAVOR OF good planning, respect for existing community zoning guidelines and plans, respect for community wishes, transparency in density transfers. </li></ul><ul><li>By Randy Helten, 19-Oct-2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Current site: Development potential, yes.
  3. 3. Current view
  4. 4. Current view
  5. 5. This design by Nick Milkovich Architects with Arthur Erickson (as design consultant) was approved in 1999, but never built. Why is today’s proposal so RADICALLY DIFFERENT? What has happened to good planning in Vancouver?
  6. 8. This is what the rezoning sign says. No joke! “150-storey tower”! So how tall is that?
  7. 9. It would be the third tallest building in the world, here in Vancouver.
  8. 15. <ul><li>150 storeys! Unthinkable? Why? </li></ul>
  9. 16. Because…. <ul><li>Planning has a history in Vancouver. </li></ul><ul><li>Zoning, community plans, guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive consultation has produced them </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens trust that our elected officials and civil servants at City Hall are working in the public interest, in good faith. But that is being eroded. </li></ul>
  10. 17. Density transfers, staff reports <ul><li>Council passed motion on July 8 for transparency in information about density transfers. This staff report on rezoning at 1569 West 6 th SHOULD represent best practice. Yet experts can hardly figure it out. </li></ul><ul><li>The Planning Department staff report is very difficult to read, even for experts. Facts are not presented clearly. Needs serious improvements. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not fair for this neighbourhood to suffer the extra density from the Woodwards project in another neighbourhood. </li></ul><ul><li>Council needs to ask whether or not this neighbourhood is getting a reasonable return for the increased density being proposed. </li></ul>
  11. 18. Dysfunction at City Hall needs fixing <ul><li>Something is wrong with the way rezoning and development applications are being handled in Vancouver today. What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be fixed. </li></ul><ul><li>Current path is killing public participation, as public input is written off. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to improve the situation so that everyone wins and people regain trust in the system. Otherwise, it will become more expensive and divisive for everyone. </li></ul>

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