A MISTAKE WAS MADE The City of Vancouver now admits that they made a mistake in considering Notre Dame’s plan for McCarthy Stadium as simply a “minor amendment”. The mistake was first acknowledged at the Notre Dame Open House on Wednesday evening by the City’s Project Facilitator, Andrew Wroblewski. It was then confirmed in an … Continue reading City Admits McCarthy Stadium Was Never 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”
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
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?
In a welcome development, Vancouver’s Fire Prevention Division has requested an updated traffic study for the area around Notre Dame Regional Secondary. This comes nearly six weeks after Notre Dame Neighbours asked the fire department how McCarthy Stadium crowds and traffic will impact emergency response times at our Number 14 Firehall. Here’s what Rick Cheung, … Continue reading Fire Department Concerned About McCarthy Stadium Traffic
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