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Old Posted Apr 15, 2012, 10:26 PM
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some pics of the completed emery barnes park - taken saturday by me











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Old Posted Apr 16, 2012, 3:39 AM
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The activists seem to be a little peeved about 138 Sequel:
http://dnchome.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/apr17demo/
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2012, 3:51 AM
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I'm not a big fan of the proposal, but really want do the activists really want? This proposal isn't a rezoning it fits within existing zoning, not only that but it provides 20% low income housing. You are not going to get better then that from any private developer and it's ridiculous to expect the government to buy every property that comes onto the market.
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These welfare suites will probly be the cleanest and safest welfare suites in DT Vancouver. Seems like good news for the DTES.
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Thanks for the SpongeBob. The park looks great!
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I'm not a big fan of the proposal, but really want do the activists really want?
I think that they have made their preferences abundantly clear: 100% social housing that will rent at welfare rates; no market housing; and no retail that serves customers who are not current low-income DTES residents.

Okay, duly noted.

Those are all rational positions for organizations like the Carnegie Action Project to take and they advance the interests of their constituencies and supporters. If the site were owned by the City, the Province, or the Federal Government then those would be reasonable demands to make if the use of the site was not already determined. However, as Jlousa notes, this is a privately owned site which does not require rezoning.

The very reasonably priced condos proposed in the 138 Sequel development are not by any stretch of the imagination 'luxury condos for the rich'. They are affordable ownership properties which, not for nothing, many of the paid staff and program administrators working in the non-profit social services community in the DTES could afford. The people who will buy and live there will choose to do so with full cognizance of the DTES being a predominantly low-income community, and I suspect that most of the purchasers will likely be people who already have considerable connection to the neighbourhood and its low-income residents and the new and existing businesses that provide invaluable local employment.

Furthermore, there will be 9 welfare-rate rental apartments and 9 moderately priced rental apartments. We don't yet know the size of these homes, so it's impossible to say whether these are inexpensive or expensive on a per-square-foot basis.
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The developer bought one of my ex-bf's photos to be used somewhere in 138 Sequel apparently. My ex, rather than be happy that someone paid money for his student work, was upset that an "evil" developer had made the purchase. This is the mentality of some folk, but a good example of why I'm glad we're no longer together.
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This upcoming Monday's Development Permit Board meeting may be a bit more colourful than the usual DPB meeting:
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...rd/dpboard.htm

On the agenda for the meeting is a development 138 E. Hastings.

Yesterday "Protesters storm City Hall over proposed high-rise":
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local.../19646176.html
http://www.straight.com/article-6626...uver-city-hall
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This upcoming Monday's Development Permit Board meeting may be a bit more colourful than the usual DPB meeting:
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...rd/dpboard.htm

On the agenda for the meeting is a development 138 E. Hastings.

Yesterday "Protesters storm City Hall over proposed high-rise":
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local.../19646176.html
http://www.straight.com/article-6626...uver-city-hall
'high-rise'?
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I can hardly believe this stuff:

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Prot...217/story.html

So clearly they are profiting from the current drug situation and don't want to fight for their new turf....
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2012, 4:41 AM
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they want to remain in poverty and don't want condos in their hood

apparently thats their part of town and it better stay that way
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I glad to see this proposal still active as I hadn't heard anything on it in over a year and though it was dead.

It's for 1155 Hornby and the plan has now been revised to a 20 storey tower from the previous proposal for 18 storeys. FSR is going from 5.5 up to 5.94 and it will include the rehabilitation of the Murray Hotel. Henriquez and Partners are going to be very busy for a while.
Back again - but going back to an 18 storey tower it seems:

http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...DFs/Update.pdf
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420 - Howe St. closed this year.
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420 - Howe St. closed this year.
Pics by me at about 3:00 pm:

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So THATs why the Pacific Centre food court was so busy this afternoon !
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2012, 8:09 AM
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and that would explain why all the food carts were set up on howe - i could hear a number of aircraft overhead this afternoon downtown
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2012, 2:30 PM
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Strange that they will be doing the crane installation on a Monday and not on the weekend.

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Project: Crane Installation
Project Start: 2012/04/23
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The east bound curb lane on 1700 Davie and 1200 Bidwell Street will be closed between 7:30qm - 8:00pm.
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A notice went around the office that Cadillac Fairview is replacing the membrane under the sidewalks around the TD Tower - Georgia St. first, then Howe St.
It's supposed to take all summer.
The curb lane will be closed and pedestrians will be diverted into the curb lane.
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2012, 1:41 PM
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Wow, the city does have balls then. Sequel 138 in the DTES approved:
http://www.cknw.com/Channels/Reg/New...spx?ID=1691816
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2012, 2:23 PM
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Wow, the city does have balls then. Sequel 138 in the DTES approved:
http://www.cknw.com/Channels/Reg/New...spx?ID=1691816
LOL!

Go Gregor Go!
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2012, 3:24 PM
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I read in the Province that one of the speakers threatened there would be murders if the drug dealing was pushed out of the neighbourhood. I'm glad the city didn't cave to such threats and approved it.

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Swanson feared the city's housing plan for the poorest neighbour-hood in Canada would be subverted and the policy of having each single-room-occupancy be replaced if the aging hotels that contain them are demolished. In stark contrast, some opponents yelled into the mic and made thinly veiled threats of reprisal murders if the open drug trade on the block was disrupted.

Fern Jeffries, a member of the False Creek Residents Association, said: "We seek a balanced community with a rich and tolerant mix of residents."

She said she was a longtime resident of the Downtown Eastside and looked forward to having her daughter buy an apartment in Sequel 138, so she could be in walking distance. Jeffries disparaged government actions that have failed to clean up the area: "Our streets have been turned into mental-health wards."

A heckler called her a "fascist."

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/business/...#ixzz1syL254WN
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