Strathcona, Vancouver's First NeighbourhoodStrathcona, 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 »
Please Note: the 7:00pm start time for tomorrow's meeting is a little earlier than the usual 7:15, there has been a lot of response to this event so seating may be limited for late arrivals.. Changes to height and scale are coming to Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside. Up to 12 to 15 stories along Hastings, major rezonings in Kiwassa, over $1billion dollars and a 150% population increase over 30 years.
- How might these affect affordability and livability?
- Are there...
Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Happy New Year!
In lieu of our regular general meeting this month, Wednesday January 8, the Strathcona Residents' Association is hosting a special Discussion of Heights and Built Form as relates to the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan. We are very excited to be presenting notable Canadian urban designer, planner and professor Patrick Condon to discuss ideas around densification and building scale. Joining us for a panel discussion and Q+A...
Recycling/Green bin pickup missed on account of Friday's snow is scheduled for tomorrow (SUNDAY)
Quick note from City of Vancouver via Twitter:
@strathconares Hi! Just got word that we r coming back for garbage, recycling, and green bin tmrw (sun). Make sure you leave 'em out! :) ^JC
Hello friends and neighbours,
Word yesterday that the Strathcona / DTES Local Area Plan is now being made available to the public. The plan represents nearly two years of work involving local residents, stakeholders and staff, and will involve the next thirty years of growth anticipating 10-12,000 additional residents for the DTES. The plan covers everything from housing and building heights, to arts & culture, heritage, health & well-being, economy, transportation and...
Christmas comes early!
Announced today after nine years of waiting and dedicated work by parents, Strathcona Elementary is getting funding for seismic upgrades! Thanks to Education Minitster Peter Fassbender, School Board's Patti Bacchus and the hard work of local parents and allies.. HOORAY!
From Stephen Hui, Georgia Straight
THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT has announced funding for seismic...
Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some community announcements and coming events, plus an update on the Ming Sun building.
Look for some important updates in the near future regarding the Strathcona/DTES Local Area Plan, including a citizen-led symposium on heights, densities and built form in lieu of our scheduled SRA meeting January 8, followed by a City-led built form study workshop regarding proposed heights and densities in the Local Area Plan on January 11. The Local Area...