There is a public hearing at City Hall tomorrow evening (Tuesday at 6:00pm), item #6 of which of which concerns changes to the Grandview Community Plan. Specifically:
“To rezone portions of the 2300-block of Charles Street and the 2300-block of Kitchener Street from RT-5 and RT-5N (Duplex and Multiple Dwelling) Districts to C-2 (Commercial) and RM-8A (Multiple Dwelling) Districts, and to rezone portions of the 2400-block of East 12th Avenue, the 2800-block of Nanaimo Street and the 2400-block of North Grandview Highway from RS-1 (One-Family Dwelling) and RT-5N Districts to RM-8A and RM-12N Districts. And to make related Referral amendments to the Grandview, BroadwayCommercial and Nanaimo sub-areas of the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.”
The Staff Referral Report notes that a certain amount of consultation has been conducted for “the immediate neighbours”. However, a number of folks believe that any changes to the long-fought-over Plan need to involve a much wider consultation in the neighbourhood.
This is a public hearing and so if you want to have your opinion heard, you can write to Council and/or book a spot to speak at the hearing.
my voice echoed down the line
like a bedlamite
the quiet electronic crackles,
hung in the dark night
as if my question had gone,
disappeared down a deep and endless well.
Minutes passed, maybe hours.
In the end, I whispered “I love you”
and put down the receiver
as the bitter sting of nausea overwhelmed my throat.