The Public Hearing has been set for the 19-storey rezoning project at 228 to 246 E. Broadway & 180 Kingsway by Rize Alliance.
There is only one way to have council reject this proposal, and that is by sheer force of numbers. If you don’t want to see a 215 ft high-rise tower at Broadway and Kingsway then register to speak.
Date: April 17, 2012, Wednesday (reconvened from Feb 27, 28, March 1, 27, April 4, 5)
Time: 9:30 am (NOTE: early time!)
Place: CITY HALL, 453 W. 12 AVENUE
The speakers list has been exhausted by council, so there is no further opportunity to speak to council on this rezoning. However, you are more than welcome to watch the Council debate on April 17th in City Hall.
Further update: Council voted 9-1 in favour of the rezoning on April 17th. RAMP is currently working on a legal challenge to this decision, further details will follow.
Previous information on registering to speak (saved for archive reference purposes only)
Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (604) 873-7276 or
Public Hearing line at (604) 829-4238 or
send an email to email@example.com. You can still sign up to speak during the public hearing.
Give them your name, phone number and email address. Tell them you wish to speak at the Public Hearing that started on February 27 for the Rize Alliance CD-1 Rezoning regarding 228 – 246 E. Broadway & 180 Kingsway. Also ask them to let you know what number you will be on the list of speakers. Once you register to speak please drop us a line. We are keeping a tally of the speakers. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a sample signup email
Register to speak
I would like to register to speak at the Public Hearing for the
Rize Alliance CD-1 Rezoning: 228-246 East Broadway & 180 Kingsway.
Would you please tell me what number I am on the list to speak?
How to speak at a public hearing.
There are excellent primers on the public hearing process written by residents associations in Vancouver, including a detailed presentation on the website of West End Neighbours (WEN). There’s a short summary on CityHallWatch. The City of Vancouver website contains links on speaking to council and information on public hearings.
What’s the point of a Public Hearing?
- to consider and decide on a rezoning application for a zoning by-law change
- 6 members of Council must be present and are required to hear the public’s comments and concerns before making a decision
- Council will either accept or reject the rezoning application at the end of the Public Hearing
Analysis of development proposal
RAMP has prepared several articles on the proposed development with links from the front page of the website. Please make sure to read the Start Here, Funny Math, and Debunking the High-Rise Myth in Vancouver.