Rezoning critics to rally at Vancouver City Hall
Representatives of neighbourhoods across Vancouver plan to show up at city hall on Friday (November 16) to protest significant rezonings in their communities.
Terry Martin, who ran for council in 2011 under the banner of Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver, is helping to promote the rally, which starts at 12:30 p.m.
Martin said that Vision Vancouver councillors have ignored strong neighbourhood opposition against massive property redevelopments. These include rezoning applications like those for a 22-storey rental building at 1401 Comox Street and a 19-storey tower at East Broadway and Kingsway. Both projects were approved by council this year.
In Dunbar, a number of residents are organizing against a planned six-to-seven-storey seniors’ facility.
“What we’re hoping to do is to band neighbourhoods together so that we all support each other,” Martin told the Straight by phone.“