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Arbutus: One more neighbourhood on the warpath about development

November 6th, 2010 · 39 Comments

From the community grapevine:

The City of Vancouver Planning Department has scheduled an Open House at the Hellenic Centre for 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 17th.   Obviously Larco Investments has gone back to the drawing board to make some changes to its development plan.  The Urban Design Panel made some recommendations for changes to the plan. We think the presentation that  our association, ARCCA ,  made to the members of the Panel influenced these suggestions for change.
Now we are being asked to “Have Your Say!” on the new plans.
We have 6200 signatures on our petition calling for a commercial upgrade, only, on the 7 acres.  At last count, Larco’s plans had 540 units with fewer shops, underground parking and the recreation centre for the Village probably would not be rebuilt.
With 40,000 people in our broader community, we need the shops and services not 1000 more neighbours and 500 more cars!

Doreen Braverman

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