City Hall is applying the wrong planning paradigm in Norquay, DTES, Mount Pleasant, Marpole, Granview-Woodland, and West End according to the neighbours. The people are mad as hell and won’t take it anymore. Join us 24 September at the front steps of our City Hall to keep our democracy free of the wrong kind of growth. The neighbourhoods are saying they welcome investment, but will not cede their future over to large scale development. People have clearly indicated a preference for a human scale urbanism, and consultative planning processes.
The Mount Pleasant Implementation Committee sent this letter to the Director of Planning and City Council. The issues are remarkably similar across the neighbourhoods. Ideas from Mount Pleasant can inform new directions in the Historic Quartiers. One idea is to introduce charrettes to the City of Vancouver planning process.