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Urban Design Panel Minutes Address: 601 Beach Crescent Permit No. DP-2021-00162 Description: To develop a 53-storey mixed-use residential building with 303 market residential units, 152 social housing units, and commercial space at grade; all over three levels of underground parking consisting of 453 vehicle spaces and 911 bicycle spaces. The proposed building height is 163...
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July 12 2021 DEVELOPMENT PERMIT BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED Anyone may attend the virtual Development Permit Board meeting and speak on this application. Register to Speak: https://survey.vancouver.ca/s3/request-to-speak-at-a-development-permit-board-meeting
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ABSTRACT: The consequences of the constant urban rumble extend beyond childhood. Numerous studies have linked noise pollution to increased anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Even small increases in unwanted ambient sound have significant effects. In 2011, for example, scientists studying people living near seven major European airports found that a 10-decibel...
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ABSTRACT: Children and teenagers are among the most vulnerable—though not the only ones at risk. A Danish study found that long-term exposure to traffic air pollution may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They found that those most at risk were people who already had asthma or diabetes. 2 Studies have...
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Excerpt: Vancouver city councillors are scheduled to debate and vote on a rezoning application Wednesday, for what could be the city’s fourth tallest building — a condo tower at the north end of the Granville Bridge. The project will need to be changed from its current 17-storey zoning if the developer, Pinnacle International, is to...
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Is this a good deal for the city? Nicolas Schmitt On Sept. 30, the rezoning of the 601 Beach lot goes back to city council for discussion and decision. It is an important case. It should be rejected. The proponents mention two advantages: the social units coming with it and the completion of the Granville...
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Excerpt: Vancouver council will consider a proposal this week for the 55-storey skyscraper, which would be one of the city’s taller buildings, intended to form a southern “gateway” to downtown along with Vancouver House’s similarly twisting design just across the Granville Bridge to the west. The property, at 601 Beach Crescent near False Creek’s north...
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Excerpt: Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced a new Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians by rapidly creating new affordable housing. The initiative will also help support Canada’s economic recovery by creating employment...
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Excerpt: …comprehensive information would be very useful for anyone to track the implementation and impacts of  the West End Community Plan. One would expect the City of Vancouver’s planning department staff to have been tracking this data for decades, but particularly since the new community plan was adopted nearly seven years ago. Does the Park...
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PUBLIC HEARING TO CONTINUE SEPT. 30: On September 17, 2020, Council concluded hearing from speakers, closed the speakers list and receipt of public comments, heard closing comments from the applicant and referred questions to staff, and debate and decision to the reconvening Public Hearing on September 30, 2020 at 3 pm.   Public Hearing September...
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