On March 10, 1870 the settlement know locally as Gastown was given its official name: Granville Townsite. Continue reading “On This Date: Granville Townsite Established (1870)”
What were the defining decisions, actions and events of 2015 in planning and development that could prove to be transformative in Vancouver’s evolution?
This question was the theme for a panel event convened by the Planning Commission on January 26, 2016. Continue reading “2015 in Review – Planning and Development in Vancouver”
The first edition of the online timeline of the Chronology of Planning and Development in Vancouver was launched in January 2016 following a year of development in collaboration with community partners and an advisory group of planning professionals. Continue reading “Chronology of Planning and Development Milestones: Online launch”
More than 20 students registered in the Winter 2015 UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) course on Vancouver’s history will collaborate on the production of a first edition of a chronology of milestones in Vancouver’s planning and development, looking at key themes such as planning policies, built form, land use, transportation, demographics, and politics and governance. Continue reading “What are the Planning and Development Milestones that have shaped Vancouver?”
The Shaughnessy Heights Act was established on March 4, 1914 by the Point Grey Municipality, ensuring that only single family homes could be built in the Shaughnessy Heights neighbourhood. It was followed by the Shaughnessy Heights Building Restriction Act in 1922, which prevented subdividing lots and limited lots to only one house. Continue reading “On This Date: Shaughnessy Heights Act (1914)”