Be it Resolved that the Strathcona Residents' Association supports the Vancouver Coastal Health application for two new supervised injection sites within the Downtown Eastside Mental Health and Substance Use Drop-In Centre (528 Powell St.) and the Heatley Integrated Health Centre (330 Heatley St.) as part of a harm reduction response to the growing drug crisis.
"Be it resolved that the SRA supports the demands of the Social Housing Coalition BC for 10,000 new units of housing to be built every year in BC" *
Be it resolved that the SRA formally endorses the 30-30-30 housing mix (shelter/subsidized/supportive - affordable rental - market) as a model for a healthy community where everyone can thrive."
"Be it resolved that the we support the removal of the viaducts in principle only, on the express condition that the removal in principle is a necessary precursor to the development of an Eastern Core Strategy. We do not support the physical removal of the viaducts without said strategy; a strategy than involves all the local stakeholders and that explicitly results in the reclassification of Prior Street from an 'arterial' to a 'local residential street' with incumbent major reductions in traffic, improvements to safety, and redesign of the public realm."
That the Strathcona Residents' Association recognizes and values the significant and valuable work that Great Beginnings Clean Streets team does here in Strathcona and DTES, particularly with regards to dangerous trash on the streets adjacent to Strathcona Elementary. We also appreciate that this program serves an important function in providing meaningful opportunities for people who might otherwise face employment barriers, allowing them to work and contribute to the community.
Be it resolved that the SRA supports the City of Vancouver’s removing the Georgia & Dunsmuir Viaducts with the following conditions: that local area collector status and improved amenity are provided to Prior/Venables Streets; that a plan to stitch the urban fabric of Main Street back together is developed; that safe, quality connections are provided to False Creek and Strathcona Park; that traffic be routed around, not through Strathcona; that affected existing bike routes be re-established; that the City of Vancouver think creatively about solutions that mitigate the affect of traffic
Be it resolved that the SRA request that Prior / Venables Streets be downgraded from truck route to local collector street between Main Street and Clark Drive, and that the City of Vancouver provide an alternate truck route from Main Street, via National-Thornton-Malkin-Raymur-Parker. And be it further resolved that the SRA supports the City of Vancouver’s plan for a bridge connecting Malkin Avenue to Clark Drive.
Be it resolved that The SRA supports the Venables Prior Greenway Project (VPGP) as described below: The Venables Prior Greenway Project (VPGP) proposes to traffic calm and beautify Venables/Prior Street from Gore Avenue to Commercial Drive, with the ultimate goal of returning these streets to their former status as neighbourhood streets. The aim of the VPGP is to proceed incrementally: 1. to reduce traffic lanes from four to two by reinstating 24-hour parking; 2. to introduce further traffic calming measures such as corner-curb bulges and bus bulges; 3.
That the SRA recognizes and appreciates the work Villa Cathay Care Home does for Chinese seniors in our community; that we support their application to expand and improve their facilities as detailed in their re-zoning application; and that we work with the Villa Cathay and their architects to ensure appropriate street frontages and Community Amenity Contributions
That the accept the City’s offer to participate in the Area Planning process by having an SRA representative on the committee, that the SRA contact the City in this regard, and that the SRA duly elect or appoint a representative.