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 »
Dear Neighbours,City Council Staff heard on May 17th the draft of the False Creek Flats area plan, including the proposal for an arterial to be built alongside Malkin Street, National Street or Williams Street. Based on the vote we took during our SRA meeting in April, the SRA sent in a letter to Council opposing the proposal of Williams Street serving as this main arterial. Despite the letter sent and community representatives speaking at the hearing, Council are...
May 15, 2017Mayor and Council City of Vancouver Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4
Strathcona Residents Association: Comments on proposed False Creek Flats draft report Dear Mayor Robertson and Councillors of Vancouver, As you will be aware, the Strathcona Residents...
Due to the unavailability of speakers for our May SRA Meeting, we are postponing our gathering to discuss "The Diversity of Strathcona" to next month's meeting on June 6th. We will also revisit the Centerm Port Expansion and the city's plans for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus in the False Creek Flats.
SRA concerns about the Centerm Expansion Project
(CEP) proposed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA).
The regular monthly meeting of the SRA will be on Weds, April 5, at the Strathcona Community Centre.
This month’s meeting will be focused on several looming developments in the neighbourhood. It’s a great chance to find out more about what’s going on – and to share your perspective.
We currently have several openings on the board and would love to find a few residents who are concerned about Strathcona’s future, would like to get more involved and have a few hours a month...
Dear Strathcona Residents
Two Important and timely items to share for tomorrow (Tuesday):
1.) Motion to make Legalizing of Secondary Suites Easier in (RT zoned) Strathcona...
With new developments and rezoning planned for Chinatown, what is the future of the neighbourhood?
Tomorrow, Wednesday March 1, 7pm at the Community Centre
— in addition to our regular SRA meeting
we are hosting a very important panel discussion on the future of Chinatown,
our special panel guests include:
For our upcoming SRA Meeting on March 1 at 7pm in the Strathcona Community Centre, we have invited several stakeholders to participate in a panel discussion on "The Future of Chinatown". With many new property development projects underway in Chinatown, our community has raised concern during the December SRA Meeting about implications for Chinatown's residents, businesses and culture. Given that the future of Chinatown is very closely linked to that...
The Vancouver Park Board are currently considering a renewal for Strathcona Park (between Prior St, Malkin St, Raymur Ave, and Hawks Ave).
As a way to provide input to the Park Board at the early stages of planning - rather than reacting to near complete plans - we would like to seek input from Strathcona residents on what the community would like to see in a re-designed Strathcona Park.
All responses will be anonymized, presented at an upcoming SRA meeting, and shared with...
During our SRA meeting in November 2016, we had a chance to meet with the City of Vancouver's Public Engagement team to express our thoughts, concerns and needs for Union Street as a gateway for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, local services and motorists. We have distilled our opinions and communicated those to the City during the last months.
In December 2016, the Vancouver City Council allocated a 0.5% emergency property tax increase to combat the fentanyl crisis, which included overdose response, a new fire truck and crew, mobile medical unit, training, supplies, and a commitment to a long overdue community policing centre for Strathcona.
A formal motion to support this commitment was announced last week, and will be voted on (tomorrow) morning, Wednesday January 25.
You can read the city staff proposal here: http...