It used to be that the downtown eastside referred to a couple of blocks of ‘skid row’. Now the term is used to apply to the entire Oppenheimer Planning District – from Victory Square, through Gastown, Strathcona, Thornton Park — all the way to Clark Drive. The city has now released its “Emerging Directions”, and we have another chance to have a say. Unfortunately past meetings with planners have had no results, and the document only reflects the concerns of certain low income members of the community. The document does not reflect the views of those of us who want to see a balanced and mixed community – one that can develop and sustain economic and social development.
Check out the Emerging Directions at: http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/downtown-eastside-local-area-plan-open-house-boards-07182013.pdf
Complete the survey at: http://vancouver.fluidsurveys.com/s/dtes-lap/?l=en