After the Citizens forum a group of community members met to determine a course of action. RAMP was formed (Residents Association Mount Pleasant) with the following mandate (to be changed as needed):
The Residents Association Mount Pleasant (RAMP) is a non-profit coalition of volunteers who recognize the unique character of the community and strive to maintain this special neighbourhood. Recent rezoning applications threaten to significantly alter the complexion of Mount Pleasant, with large departures in height and density from currently permitted zoning. RAMP seeks to educate members of the public on the true impacts of proposed spot rezoning, and to work on maintaining a livable, affordable and human scale community.
We recognized a few important things:
- Mount Pleasant has a fairly new community plan (pdf) worked on with the City of Vancouver.
- We are not against the redevelopment and increased density of our neighbourhood. So long as it is done within the scale and character of our neighbourhood.