The Broadway Plan is almost upon us. It will be going before City Council in May for approval. Before then, the public is offered one last chance to make comments until March 22nd.
According to an email I received, you can:
- Learn more: Detailed information on the Draft Plan, planning process, and engagement opportunities are available on our Shape Your City website.
- Take the survey: Provide feedback through the online survey which is open until March 22, 2022. Take the survey here.
- Attend the open houses:
- March 2: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 East Broadway) from 4:30 – 7:30pm
- March 5: CityLab (510 West Broadway) from 10:30am – 1:30pm
- March 7: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (2305 West 7th Avenue) from 4:30 pm – 7:30pm
- Talk to the team: Book a time to chat over the phone with a member of the Broadway Plan team through our Office Hours.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, those of us who have seen the utter futility of so-called public consultation in this City for the last dozen or so years may wonder whether it is a worthwhile exercise. Clearly the Planners have already decided what they want, and this is just a PR operation.
In a report about the development at 1477 W. Broadway, the Fairview/South Grandview Action Committee noted that:
“7 times throughout the Report, City staff state that the proposed height and density of the proposal aligns with the Broadway Plan Refined Directions, even though the Broadway Plan is not finished, nor has it been approved by Council.“
In other words, the fix is already in, and these “consultations” are basically just to make us all feel a bit better about a process we have no control over.