Why is the City of Vancouver considering the construction of a massive concrete structure in a residential neighbourhood to be a “Minor Amendment” to a previously approved development application? The original application did not include a large, sunken, concrete structure with the capacity for 700+ people and an artificial turf field. Shouldn’t the construction of … Continue reading Big Changes. Not A “Minor Amendment”
Open Letter to the City of Vancouver Thank-you for forwarding the new information regarding the updated traffic study and tree assessment. Some comments on the traffic study: The introductory sentence says it all – “As requested, Bunt & Associates (Bunt) has prepared this letter report to support the construction of a new playfield, spectator seating … Continue reading Biased Traffic Study Not Good Enough
3 April 2019, 4 - 7 pm Many of you will have received this notice in the mail from the City of Vancouver announcing the long awaited Open House at Notre Dame. The postcard says this is a Notice of Development Application. To be clear, the school is asking for a “minor amendment” to the … Continue reading Notre Dame Open House
The old field house at Clinton Park is getting a new lease on life with the help of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. Come to the party! Notre Dame Neighbours will be there, along with the Clinton Neighbourhood Committee. Stop by our tents to say hello. We'll have flyers, petitions and information boards. Activities for Clinton … Continue reading Clinton Park Day
New Traffic Study Announced! We just received an “auto-response” email from the City of Vancouver’s Andrew Wroblewski. He’s the project facilitator for the Notre Dame Open House. We wrote to ask him when the Open House might happen. It turns out it’s postponed until sometime in April. One reason for the delay is that the … Continue reading Open House Postponed
Click here to see a larger PDF version of this diagram with links to related documents Click here to see a larger PDF version of this diagram with links to related documents How the Notre Dame sports field went from a grass practice field to the much more extensive McCarthy Stadium is complicated. The diagrams … Continue reading Notre Dame Stadium Timeline
The diagram below is designed to show, at a glance, the changes between the grass practice field for Notre Dame School that was approved by the City in 2008 — and the stadium that is proposed in the "minor amendment." It also outlines the far greater impact the new plan will have on the neighbourhood.
The City of Vancouver has a long held, and widely publicized, aim of being the greenest city in the entire world by 2020. That’s next year folks! Hundreds of thousands of words have been written on the strategies and initiatives for reaching this goal. See Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan. It all so good in … Continue reading Greenest City 2020?
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 The following news story ran on CBC radio's local news cast this morning, and a longer version of the coverage is available here online: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/field-feud-neighbours-rally-against-proposed-east-van-school-football-stadium-1.4940270
This wonderful letter to City Hall was written by Sarah Groves who is both an environmental scientist and artist. 04 December 2018 Dear Mayor & Councillors: Re: Request for development permit amendment at Notre Dame School and environmental stewardship Although environmental issues did not feature prominently in the October election, environmental stewardship is the backbone … Continue reading Another Letter to City Hall