Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brentwood Mall, Shape 70-storey tower: Pre-emptive praise 2-years ago suggests Burnaby Council rubber-stamping projects?

This video clip on CBC from 2012, shows pre-emptive praise for future towers at Brentwood Mall. Does it suggest that Burnaby Council is rubber-stamping major developments, with its stance already decided before the legally-required Public Hearings? A Public Hearing is set … Continue reading

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Burnaby development: Too much, too fast? And other reports of Metrotown tower public hearing

We reported earlier about the Public Hearing on July 22, 2014, in Burnaby. Media covered the concerns of some speakers. We provide links below, plus news about another public hearing on August 26, 2014 (unusually timed, during summer vacation), for … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Board July 25, last meeting til Sept, light agenda

The Metro Vancouver Board of Directors will meet at the headquarters starting 9 am on Friday, July 25, 2014. On the official schedule, this is the last Board meeting until September 19. The agenda appears to be very light, but who … Continue reading

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Burnaby community activists challenge planning processes leading to “2 more Metrotown towers” (Public Hearing today)

We have obtained this media advisory from Burnaby community activists Helen Ward and Rick McGowan, and share it here with readers. See our related post here: Important Public Hearing tonight: Metrotown Skytrain station, plus 41- and 26-storey towers in Metrotown, Burnaby (22-July-2014) … Continue reading

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Public Hearing: Metrotown SkyTrain station, plus 41- and 26-storey towers in Metrotown, Burnaby (22-July-2014)

An important Public Hearing will be held tonight, July 22, 2014, in Burnaby. Two major topics are changes to the Metrotown Skytrain station, and two large tower proposals — 41 and 26 storeys. Information is provided below. See links for … Continue reading

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North Vancouver’s Official Community Plan passes first reading. Next up: Public Hearing Sept 2014

North Van City Voices reports that the municipality’s OCP passed first reading last night, July 21, 2014. We carry the article text here for convenience. For more indepth coverage of all related issues please visit their website. OCP Draft Bylaw … Continue reading

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Big week ahead: Will Port Moody go rogue, trigger dispute with Metro Vancouver?

To anyone who is following planning issues in Port Moody and the dynamics of the Regional Growth Strategy of Metro Vancouver, Moody Centre Community Associations’ website is recommended reading. Especially now. MCCA points out some major topics going to Council on … Continue reading

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