Getting bored yet?
I wasn’t able to identify the firm or designers who did the Concord Community Park by the time I posted some pics here. Fortunately I ran into Derek Lee from PWL, who sent this:
… a pic of the North East False Creek temporary park that our associate Katya Yushmanova took on her commute this morning. She was instrumental in the park design among several of our other talented staff who pulled this off.
Notice the new paint job on the ground plane that is intended to celebrate the brilliant colours and forms reminiscent of our world’s fair – certainly a colourful a shot of joy in the proverbial arm of False Creek.Read more »
Charleson Park, Saturday, while I escaped for a few hours from the steady drumbeat of 2018 civic election tweets, robocalls, e-mail and paper flyers. The well-known bullshit overdrive.
I do have to express my disappointment that there’s no one busting photo-ops in a chicken suit. What the hell, already! Have we grown up a bit or something?Read more »
The Save Our Skyline YVR advocacy group aiming to protect Vancouver’s public views and view cones issued a survey to Vancouver mayoral and council candidates to understand their positions on public views.
The future of Vancouver view cones and public views were a contentious issue during the PavCo Tower rezoning council vote this past July, and the Northeast False Creek (NEFC) Plan council vote earlier in February. The next Mayor and Council will be voting on upcoming NEFC rezonings for a Concord Pacific development, which includes buildings planned to protrude through the view cones. They can also decide to review and adjust the existing view cone policies, which was a frequently discussed topic during the debate on this topic throughout the year, as the last review was almost a decade ago.
All mayoral and council candidates were asked to participate in the survey. They were provided with all the resources and policy documents needed to answer the questions proposed. If candidates did not provide an answer, their positions based on their past voting records (if incumbent), or known public statements online or at public hearings, were included when applicable.
Any late candidate answers will be added to the website as it is received up until this Saturday’s close of polls at 8pm.
To view the candidates’ full answers to the questionnaire, click here.SUMMARY
The survey questions aimed to learn about candidates familiarity with and positions on tower development in light of the existing policies on public views.Read more »
During these waning days of the Vancouver civic election, I took an afternoon pause to enjoy our wonderful city — and reflect on the decisions that have made it what it is.
Perhaps, too, we could all reflect on what Vancouver might have become had the city’s voters made different choices.Read more »