Voices has received the following request for assistance from our neighbours. The public hearing has not yet been scheduled.
Details of the proposal are here: http://www.cnv.org/Property-and-Development/Projects-and-Developments/Current-Developments/1301-1333-Lonsdale-Avenue
Please message Council: CNVCouncilMembers@cnv.org
“From Your Concerned Neighbours – Please Help Save Our Neighbourhood”:
1301-33 Lonsdale – Hollyburn – 19 STOREY TOWER PROPOSAL
URGENT – YOUR HELP IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW – PLEASE SEND MESSAGES TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL !!!!
Hollyburn has been working with City Hall for the last several years on how to build another over-height, over-density tower on the NW corner of Lonsdale and 13th – opposite the over-height and density Onni towers. The Hollyburn tower will be 19 storeys high (even higher than the Onni tower on the NE corner) and run along Lonsdale from the Nando’s chicken location to the camera shop. The building will have a few street level shops and 144 MARKET RENTAL UNITS – mostly 460 to 690 square feet, plus a few at 1,000 square feet – with rents from about $1,200 to $3,000+ per month – and only half the units will get a parking space!
Our Community Plan calls for a maximum 12 storey building along the Lonsdale corridor. The City has agreed to a Density Bonus allowing another 3 storeys because this is a rental building (this is allowed in the Plan). Then, the City has agreed to a Density Transfer (from City Hall area) to allow an EXTRA 4 STOREYS!
WHAT KIND OF TRADE IS THIS?
We – the people who live in this City – get a 19 storey tower in a location that should be a maximum of 12 storeys high – AT MOST 15 storeys – with insufficient parking to add to on-street parking issues – the tower will be on this corner for OVER 100 YEARS – in return for this, we get an additional 36 MARKET RENTAL UNITS.
IS THIS A GOOD TRADE FOR OUR CITY?? DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS PROPOSAL??
PLEASE SEND YOUR FEEDBACK TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL NOW! IT IS URGENT THAT WE SPEAK UP! A FLOOD OF MESSAGES IS NEEDED!