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The Impact on "Old Vancouver" –
The City of Vancouver’s "Historic Area Height Review" and "Heritage Rehabilitation and Transfer of Density Programs Review"

Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut St.
Admission: $5:00; Heritage Vancouver Members free
Registration at 7:00pm, Conversation at 7:15pm

Image of Old VancouverHeritage Vancouver welcomes guest speakers Jessica Chen and Marco D'Agostini from the City of Vancouver for an evening of conversation about new planning initiatives that will impact the future of Vancouver's Historic Areas.

Jessica, Central Area Senior Planner for the Downtown Eastside, will provide an update of the Historic Area Height Review process.

Marco, Senior Heritage Planner, will talk about the Heritage Building Rehabilitation Program for Gastown, Chinatown, Victory Square and the Hastings Corridor as well as the City's density transfer program.

This will include consideration of future incentives for these areas as well as strategies to mange the creation of density and to increase its absorption.

Vancouver's Historic Areas, which are listed on Heritage Vancouver's 2009 Top Ten Endangered list, are currently considered to be under threat due to the freeze on the transfer of density, the lack of other significant incentives and the threat of over-height buildings.

This is an opportunity to find out what the city is proposing and contribute your ideas on whether the City's policies will continue to threaten "Old Vancouver" or contribute to preserving it well into the future.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Attend an Open House and fill out the City supplied questionnaire.
Open Houses: Historic Area Height Review
(at the Interurban Gallery, 9 East Hastings Street)
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and
Monday, May 4, 2009, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Bring your written and oral comments on the Historic Area Height Review to Heritage Vancouver's meeting (they will be incorporated into the city's planning process).

Background materials:

View the City's Historic Area Height Review: vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/hahr/
Density information: vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/heritage/review/index.htm

For additional information, 604 331-8430 or e-mail info@heritagevancouver.org.

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