CVN letter to Council (for July 6): OPPOSED – CD-1 Rezoning: 1405 East 15th Avenue and 3047-3071 Maddams Street

July 6, 2021
City of Vancouver Council

Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councillors, 

Re: CD-1 Rezoning: 1405 East 15th Avenue and 3047-3071 Maddams Street, 

Public Hearing July 6, 2021


The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) concurs with the concerns raised by our member group Cedar Cottage Area Neighbours (CCAN) in their opposition to this project. Count this letter as opposed.

As noted by CCAN, the project doesn’t conform to the policies under which it is being proposed.

* This project is not on an arterial. There is a lane and City easement between this proposal and the arterial.  All development over the easement is disallowed since 1963 in perpetuity. The easement document from Land Title shows this.

The block faces for this project are on East 15th Avenue and Maddams Street, NOT the arterial.  The City says that if a lot faces off an arterial, within100 m from an arterial, then it can only at most be built to 4 storeys.

* The City’s policy states that only two projects can be built within 10 blocks of each other on ANY arterial to maintain neighbourhood character and this project will make three.

Please refer to the CCAN letter for more information.

Thank you,
Steering Committee,
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
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council
Dunbar Residents Association
Fairview/South Granville Action Committee
False Creek Residents Association
Grandview Woodland Area Council
Granville-Burrard Residents & Business Assoc.
Greater Yaletown Community Association
Joyce Area Residents
Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association
Kits Point Residents Association
Marpole Residents Coalition
NW Point Grey Home Owners Association
Oakridge Langara Area Residents
Riley Park/South Cambie Visions
Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Assoc.
Strathcona Residents Association
Upper Kitsilano Residents Association
West End Neighbours Society
West Kitsilano Residents Association
West Point Grey Residents Association