I understand that during the day tomorrow, Thursday, engineers will be lifting Brookhouse, 1872 Parker, to its new site on the same lot; the remains of the Edwardian house are being moved north and west from its present location. The move allows the developer to build a number of infill units on the lot as part of his Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the City.
The developer is the same one that developed the Jeffs Residences five years ago at Charles and Salsbury. On that occasion, another Queen Anne style house was saved by being moved a few feet from its original site, and we recorded much of the event.
We have been following the evolution of Brookhouse for some time now (see here for a look at what the interior looked like in 2012), and I know all heritage enthusiasts will be happy to see this project finally start moving forward; watching the old house fall apart under the battering of the elements has been distressing for many.
There is an upcoming opportunity to get up close and personal with all the folks running for office in the Provincial election. But the format is much different than in previous elections, allowing for a more vigorous discussion.
Joint All-Candidates’ Meeting for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Vancouver-Hastings,
Monday May 1st in Gym D at Britannia from 6:30pm.
The meeting is sponsored by GWAC, Britannia, REACH, VPL, Kettle, and Aboriginal Friendship Centre. Quoting from their release:
All ten candidates running in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Vancouver-Hastings have said they are coming.
The format for this event is different from All-Candidates Meetings in previous elections.
6:30-7:00 — Everyone is welcome to enjoy socializing over a free light meal (vegetarian soup or chili, buns, butter, salad, and dessert).
7:00-7:45 — Each candidate will have an opportunity to make a 3-minute prepared statement.
7:45-9:00 — Participants will sit at either Hastings or Mount Pleasant tables while candidates in their riding visit their tables to have informal conversations about the issues that concern them — World Café style.
Should be interesting!