An application by the Point Grey Private Hospital on Cornwall and Balsam to change their zoning to commercial is stirring up their neighbours.
A group of concerned neighbours is opposing the Hospital’s growth plans that would see them tear down the apartment buildings on either side (which they also own) and increase the size of the hospital from 75 to 170 beds and from three floors to four.
An Open House to discuss the rezoning of this area is taking place today, Tuesday April 24th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at St. Marks Anglican church at 1805 Larch Avenue.
Last modified: April 30, 2012
just everyone is trying to solve the problem we have in here, we are just out of our minds that nothing is working to solve this problem. in our area, renfrew height, there is a noise concern that an owner puts a plate at the back of the house for 24hours. That extremely disturbing us epecially at night time because winds could blow the plate to the nearby metal post. That absolutely create noises that even we closed our windows, we still able to hear the noise at all. we are so concerning on the family that lives next to the owner, the owner’s address is 3249 e23rd ave vancouver bc v5r1b6 canada. who can help us at all? we are seeking for help, please take a look at the plate at morning/afternoon/night time. Or you could spread this problem to everyone around you. Thank you, Please help us!!!
I encourage residents to write to Mayor Gregor Robertson @ email@example.com to disallow the re-zoning from ‘residential’ to ‘commercial’ for this commercial institution.
Do you want Cornwall Avenue to turn into Broadway – I think not.
F*&king NIMBYs… you can always count on them to show up. Good thing the NIMBYs didn’t win when your home got built eh? Hypocrites.
It would be a shame to lose 16 rental suites with this new development. Approval increases the likelihood of the removal of more relatively affordable residences in the future.
The City of Vancouver’s ‘Kitsilano Neighborhood Plan’ designated the proposed area as an ‘Apartment Area’ in 1976 and it would be a good idea to keep it that way.
A lot of buildings in this area, including the 2 to be scrapped in this plan, are rentals – a major feature of this neighborhood and contributor of the great character here.
That is what I prefer for my backyard, Mike.
Yes, it removes 16 rental suites, but it adds 100 residents to the seniors’ home. We have an aging population who need somewhere to live with care. It will be a beautiful location for elders to live, close to the beach for walks and fresh air.
One of the comments on the Craigslist posting for the event was that this hospital uses our tax dollars to subsidize the elderly. Yes, of course they do, and I am happy that my tax dollars are used in this way. We have a social safety net in Canada, and we try to care for those who need help. Yes, ambulances will visit the building – I’m glad we have health care.
This seems to me a very good project. Please explain further why I should think otherwise.
Dear anonymous – The plan is too large for the area. The proposed institution will have 170 beds – Richmond General Hospital (a public hospital) has 175. Cornwall Avenue is not as wide as the roads around the Richmond institution.