Big Changes. Not A “Minor Amendment”

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”

Another Letter to City Hall

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

An Open Letter to City Hall

Our Notre Dame Neighbours group has written many, many letters to the City of Vancouver over the past few months expressing our concern over the glaring lack of community consultation re the proposed Notre Dame McCarthy Stadium. We've quoted permits and traffic plans and made points about parking, noise, traffic, safety, drainage and fears for … Continue reading An Open Letter to City Hall

A Visual on the Notre Dame Stadium Problem

An aerial view of Notre Dame School and the surrounding area shows at a glance why the addition of a destination sports facility on that site and in this neighbourhood is such a bad idea. A comparison of the size and location of Notre Dame School as compared to other high schools with sports fields … Continue reading A Visual on the Notre Dame Stadium Problem