The City Episode June 25, 2013

Zoned Out? Towers, Upzoning, and the Future of Grandview-Woodland

5:03am - 6:01am

In June 2013, City of Vancouver planning staff released the draft community plan for the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood in the heart of East Vancouver. Residents are shocked at the proposed 22-36 storey towers and the upzoning of substantial parts of the neighbourhood known for its existing affordable housing stock and unique feel and character.

Where did these directions come from? Are planning staff listening to the community? What does public consultation mean to residents and staff? What are the implications for the neighbourhood? How will condo towers and a growing culture of property ownership affect the neighbourhood?