Brian Jacson, Vancouver City Planner, will be at the West End Community Centre tomorrow, 28 august 2013 to answer questions about the neighbourhood plan. Here are 5 questions I would ask Jackson about the City’s plan in Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant Charrette Plan doubles neighbourhood population using buildings four storeys high or less..
A Visual History of Vancouver, Bruce Macdonald (1992)
The signature feature of Mount Pleasant is its urbanism. It was built between 1908 and 1915 in the furor and frenzy that accompanied the run up to the opening of the Panama Canal (1915). However, there is evidence that points to the construction window being much tighter than seven years. The chart shows a precipitous decline in the issuance of building permits starting in early 1912. Continue reading
Livable Streets, Walkable Neighbourhoods, Affordable Regions
China Creek Park
Re-zoning neighbourhood land to tower densities is fuelling land speculation and triggering a crisis in housing affordability. How can we reverse this trend, build walkable neighbourhoods and livable streets? Continue reading