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Strathcona, Vancouver's First Neighbourhood

Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
S.R.A Newsletter
A quick note

1. Reminding residents about the important Local Area Plan - open house tomorrow,
July 20 at the Strathcona Community Centre from 11am - 3pm.

This 30-year plan proposes some pretty significant changes to our neighbourhood and the surrounding area, including things like housing, land use, traffic and building heights on Hastings. If you live or plan to live in Strathcona, you should probably check it out.

2. City Staff have agreed to meet with...

S.R.A Newsletter
Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

A reminder that tonight is the first of two open houses as the City presents the Local Area Plan "Emerging Directions", at the Japanese Language School, 475 Alexander 3:30-7:30.

There will be a second open house at the Strathcona Community Centre on Saturday, July 20, 601 Keefer Street, 11am - 3pm. (Chinese translation available).

These open houses are important opportunities for the community to view and comment on planning...

S.R.A Newsletter

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

There is a lot of important news to share with you in this newsletter, much of which has the potential to bring significant change to our neighbourhood. In the spirit of that last statement, members of the SRA Council have each contributed reports on each of them.

In this newsletter:

Local Area Plan - "Emerging Directions" open houses,
and what the Plan might mean for our neighbourhood.

City's...
Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, July 14, 2013
S.R.A Newsletter

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Tomorrow, the City of Vancouver is holding a public hearing into Viaducts Removal and Related Area Planning (ie. the Eastern Core Strategy). Specifically, regarding their June 18 report, which can be read here: http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20130625/documents/rr1.pdf

I have sent the following letter as Chair of the SRA, outlining support for the prescribed community engagement policy set out in the report, as well as some...

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RE:
Update - Dunsmuir and Georgia Viaducts and Related Area Planning

City Council will hear speakers on this matter at the Standing Committee on Planning, Transportation and Environment on June 26, 2013. Speakers will be heard starting at 2:00 pm.

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RE:
Dunsmuir and Georgia Viaducts and Related Area Planning

The above-noted Administrative Report dated June 18, 2013 will be presented to Council on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The presentation will be...

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Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

1. City Report on Viaduct Removal

Today, the City of Vancouver released an 80 page report on the Viaducts and Eastern Core Strategy.
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20130625/documents/rr1.pdf

Having skimmed throught the report:

A.) It does promise consultation and discussion as part of the two year and $3 million Phase II, which is contingent on an upcoming vote to remove in principal. This does more or less...

Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Friday, June 21, 2013
S.R.A Newsletter

Hello Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Together with other Strathcona neighbours, as well as residents and business owners from the 200 block of Union, I attended the first 3 hours of an all-day Council meeting yesterday at City Hall. Thanks to everyone who came out and for hanging in as long as your schedule permitted!

A big thanks to Pete Fry (SRA Chair), James Johnstone and Norbert Ruebsaat for speaking to Council on this issue at the meeting.

The result of the...

Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 22, 2013

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