COMMUNITY PLANNING Plaza of Nations and Rogers Arena We have supported the collaboration between Aquilini Developments, owners of the Arena, and Canadian Metropolitan Properties, owners of the Plaza of Nations. These developers have worked with our association to prepare their proposals which will include both residential and commercial uses. The big ’win’ for residents is […]
Good evening Mayor and Council: On behalf of the False Creek Residents Association and the Crosstown Residents Association, let me offer you my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013. While it’s 2013 according to the GREGORian calendar, many of us measure time from 1990 – when the City of Vancouver agreed on a package of amenities that […]
We recognize that the whole city should be engaged in the discussion of the removal of the viaducts. The viaducts serve as a major transportation corridor providing access to the city core from the eastern part of our city. The area around False Creek has the potential to be a significant heritage and green space […]
Article from National Post, September 29, 2012 By Brian Hutchinson Joe Wai remembers when this city’s Chinatown wasn’t synonymous with danger, drugs and filth. When people weren’t warned to steer clear of the place. Back in the 1970s, businesses thrived. Neon signs illuminated even alleyways, and restaurants remained open all night. “The sidewalks were jammed with […]
From Openfile by Michael Aynsley According to News 1130, there wasn’t much opposition to the Rogers Arena towers development when the City of Vancouver hosted the first open house on the comprehensive proposal Monday night. The developer behind the proposed project is the Aquilini group. If approved, the buildings would surround Rogers Arena. The idea […]
From the Globe and Mail By: Hadani Ditmars “Just look at all this wasted space,” says Larry Beasley, as he drives underneath the Georgia Viaduct near Quebec Street on a sunny February afternoon. “Think of what we could do here – more green space, housing…” “Yes and the new park could replace some of these […]
GlobalTV’s Ron Bencze looks at the controversy brewing over Concord Pacific’s seemingly low tax bill for the Northeast False Creek property and the potential conflict of interest of political donations to Vancouver City Councillors. A member of the FCRA Board of Directors, Sean Bickerton, is interviewed along with responses from the city.