Public Opinion: Is Redevelopment destroying Vancouver’s Culture?

Below is the list of the criteria for a building to join the Vancouver Heritage Register, copied from Vacouver.ca:

To be included in the VHR:

  • Sites must have architectural and historical significance
  • The context of the building and its surroundings must still be clear
  • Alterations to the exterior of the building must be limited
  • The building must have been constructed before 1940, with the exception of “recent landmarks”

Surging development projects aren’t just threatening business owners, and the loss of community culture is another concern for many of Vancouver’s residents. Families are now battling property management companies who intend to give Vancouver’s suburban neighborhoods a face lift.

Rezoning Application signs are posted along streets within the Cambie Corridor
Rezoning Application signs are posted along streets within the Cambie Corridor

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