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View cone demolition – another nail in the coffin of affordable housing

Yesterday, Vision Vancouver approved the application for a tower adjacent to BC Place Stadium. The application is from BC Pavilion Corporation or PavCo, the provincial Crown corporation originally created to manage the Expo 86 site. The tower, one of three … Continue reading

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Affordable rents: There’s a way, just no will

Over the last number of years, Vision Vancouver has been offering developers significant incentives in the form of waiving development cost levies or DCLs in return for a commitment from the developer to provide purpose-built rental housing. (See my June … Continue reading

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Vision’s Vision is Getting Blurry

In politics, as in our personal lives, sometimes we need to revise our expectations. Other times, we have to admit we are wrong; we are required to concede that we simply did not do enough. In the case of Vision … Continue reading

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Heather Place Development to Further Erode Affordable Housing

Just wanted to share with you the latest COPE press release. For Immediate Release, March 11, 2013 HEATHER PLACE DEVELOPMENT TO FURTHER ERODE AFFORDABLE HOUSING (Vancouver, BC), On the heels of a recent poll by Insights West showing 40% of … Continue reading

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Letter to the Vancouver Courier

I submitted this letter recently to the Vancouver Courier in response to this article.  To the Editor, Re: “Vision rides high as Vancouverites fume” (Vancouver Courier, Dec. 24) Allen Garr has it 50% right. Vancouverites sure are fuming, and who … Continue reading

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