Thanks for all your letters. Lora agreed to put the one below it on our blog. Thanks, Lora! David McLellan The Chair, Development Permit Board c/o Alison Higginson, Project Facilitator, Development Services 453 West 12th Avenue Vancouver BC V5Y 1V4 Dear David McLellan, The Downtown Eastside Housing Plan of 2005 recognized that our neighbourhood is […]
Letter sent to the Development Permit Board by CCAP To: Alison Higginson, Project Facilitator Development Services May 9, 2008 Stop the condo project slated for 58 W. Hastings We have a number of points to make: The Downtown Eastside, where this development is happening, is a real community of mostly low income people. We are […]
May 1, 2008 City council meeting regarding the Downtown Eastside and the need for Mechanisms to control the rate of change and for a vision. The notes are here.
Click Here for CCAP Report on DTES Hotels April 2008 Nearly half of the privately owned residential hotel rooms in Downtown Eastside are closed, in grave danger of being closed, or unavailable to people on welfare because their rents are too high.
Development tsunami could squeeze more into homelessness. Carnegie Action asks for urgent meeting with City Councillors The Carnegie Action Project (CCAP) has asked for an urgent meeting with City Councillors.”We need to insulate the Downtown Eastside from the eco density plan,” said CCAP’s Wendy Pedersen.”The city’s own numbers show that even without greater density, condo […]
On March 22, 2008, 60-100 DTES residents packed the Carnegie Theatre to talk about condo towers coming to the DTES. Paper and pensils were passed around the theatre and residents wrote questions about eco-density for the senior planners and put them in a box. These are the questions we didn’t have time to answer. We […]
On March 20th about 60 people without homes, who live in hotels and in social housing packed into the Carnegie Theatre to discuss condo towers and zoning changes in the DTES with city hall Planning Department staff, Brent Toderian (Senior Planner), Jessica Chen (DTES Planner) and Ben Johnson (Housing Centre). City plans for eco-density can […]