Vancouver Chinatown: Council approves revisions reducing building size in historic area

DAN FUMANO, Vancouver Sun, July 10, 2018

Vancouver city council voted Tuesday afternoon to reduce the maximum size of buildings in the city’s Chinatown, changing course on policies adopted seven years ago.

While the zoning revisions had been supported by community advocates, some local property owners and development industry representatives had opposed the move.

The changes to Chinatown’s development policies were made in response to community concerns about the changing character and the pace of development, especially after 2011 development policies allowing taller, wider buildings, intended to revitalize the area. Read more…

Street scene in Vancouver’s Chinatown district. GERRY KAHRMANN / PNG