Grandview Rezoning Public Hearing

June 13, 2018

The public hearing for the “Increasing Housing Choice” rezoning in Grandview has been set for Tuesday 26 June at 6:00pm at City Hall.

To repeat what I have written before, I approve the addition of a lot more multi-family buildings in Grandview.  However, unless we guarantee through regulation that they can be afforded by the median income family in Vancouver, then let us not kid ourselves that this is helping the affordability crisis.  As I showed in my short video of some months back, these kinds of market developments are not only unaffordable to the majority, they often destroy currently affordable accommodation.

If you are in the mood, sign up for a speaking spot and enjoy your five minutes (no more) of face-time with City Council.

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Broadway Closure This Weekend

June 13, 2018

With First Avenue restricted why not close Broadway as well?

Work on the rebuilding the Commercial SkyTrain station will involve significant traffic closures this weekend and into next week according to a press release published in the Hive.

TransLink says East Broadway between Commercial Drive and Victoria Drive will be fully closed from 9 pm on Friday, June 15 to 8 am on June, 17 to allow crews to remove a temporary work platform used to construct the new pedestrian overpass across Broadway to provide an additional connection between the Expo Line platforms and the Millennium Line platforms.

There will also be a full eastbound closure of Broadway along the same stretch from 11 pm on Sunday, June 17 to 5 am on Monday, June 18 and a full westbound closure from 11 pm on Monday, June 18 to 5 am on Tuesday, June 19 …

Transit passengers are also affected as beginning this weekend on an interim basis, the No. 9 trolley and 99 B-Line bus stops will move to the west side of Commercial Drive to allow crews to rebuild the sidewalks and install a new, permanent 99 B-Line canopy and queuing system.

Due to this construction, the main station entrance this weekend next to Shoppers Drug Mart will be closed, requiring passengers to enter or exit the station from Commercial Drive or the Broadway entrance on the south side of the street.


Image: Duck Intersection

June 13, 2018