CVN Letter Supports Chinatown Community in Opposition to Rezoning

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods sent the following letter on June 29, 2016, to the Mayor and Council regarding the rezoning application for 105 Keefer St. and 544 Columbia St., in Chinatown.

CVN joins the local Chinatown community in opposing this rezoning application.

CVN represents a diverse set of nearly 30 neighbourhood associations all across the City of Vancouver.

This letter is also available for download as a PDF:
CVN Letter to Council – Chinatown – Keefer St.- June 29-2016.

For additional information about the rezoning application, see:

June 29, 2016
City of Vancouver Council

Re: Rezoning Application for 105 Keefer St. and 544 Columbia St., Chinatown

Dear Mayor Gregor Robertson and Councillors,

We join the local community to OPPOSE the above rezoning application. We are concerned about the development pressure currently being forced onto this vulnerable community and request that this application not be approved as proposed.

Please listen to the community for a better design of a much smaller scale that fits into the heritage character of the Chinatown neighbourhood and minimizes the impacts on the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden across the street.

Please ensure the new development is revised in a way that the local community supports. Sincerely,

Larry Benge, Co-Chair

On behalf of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Member Groups of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Arbutus Ridge Community Association
Arbutus Ridge / Kerrisdale / Shaughnessy Visions
Cedar Cottage Area Neighbours
Chinatown Action Group
Citygate Intertower Group
Community Association of New Yaletown Crosstown Residents Association
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council Dunbar Residents Association
False Creek Residents Association
Grandview Woodland Area Council
Granville Burrard Residents & Business Association
Joyce Area Residents
Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association
Kits Point Residents Association
Marpole Oakridge Community Association
Norquay Residents
NW Point Grey Home Owners Association
Oakridge Langara Area Residents
Residents Association Mount Pleasant
Riley Park / South Cambie Visions
Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Association
Strathcona Residents Association
Upper Kitsilano Residents Association
West End Neighbours Society
West Kitsilano Residents Association
West Point Grey Residents Association