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Four years after CityPlan, two areas adopt Visions, but Dunbar opposed major change

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Council accepts Dunbar’s vision for neighbourhood: Planners said rejection of the report, which was opposed by some residents, would have undermined the future of the CityPlan.: [Final Edition]

Ward, DougView Profile. The Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, B.C] 11 Sep 1998: B4.

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The so-called Dunbar Community Vision was endorsed unanimously by councillors after they had heard critical presentations from Dunbar residents who said the report would bring too much density to the affluent single-family neighbourhood.

One Dunbar delegate, John Geddes, said the report would make it difficult for Dunbar residents to stop higher-density projects such as row housing. Geddes said that the Dunbar visioning process had upset he and his wife, Glenna, “more than anything else in our lives.”

CityPlan — the city’s blueprint that will guide the city’s development over the next 50 years — began moving into action last year when the first two neighbourhoods, Dunbar and Kensington/Cedar Cottage, were chosen to begin their planning process.

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