We won! The 105 Keefer rezoning application was rejected on June 13. Thank you to everyone who participated. Read more about it here.
- Vancouver Sun: Daphne Bramham: Preserving Chinatown should be a local and national priority
- Metro Vancouver: Chinatown advocates hold festival against condo project as Vancouver East MP speaks out
- News1130: Controversial Chinatown condo development goes back before council Tuesday night
- Metro Vancouver: Chinatown residents rally to oppose condo beside memorial
- Georgia Straight: Vancouver city council to hold public hearing on contentious Chinatown condo project
- UrbanYVR: Chinatown community organizers vow to stop 105 Keefer Street condos
- Vancouver Courier: Only in Vancouver is $1,650 a month affordable rent
- Vancouver Sun: Opinion: How Vancouver city hall exacerbates the affordability crisis
- Georgia Straight: Controversial Chinatown condo project draws opposing views from two Vancouver civic advisory bodies
- News1130: Chinatown advocate says Vancouver could “lose its soul”
- Metro Vancouver: Even with changes, condo not welcome on important Chinatown site, says group
- CKNW: Locals oppose condo development in Chinatown
- Georgia Straight: Condo tower proposed on culturally sensitive site in Vancouver’s Chinatown
Why you should say “No” to 105 Keefer:
- Taxpayers should not be funding a developer's profits – The additional mass and height that Beedie will be receiving for 105 Keefer will be on the backs of taxpayers. Taxpayer-funded BC Housing will be purchasing Beedie's social housing units. On top of that, Beedie is getting a discount on their DCL (Development Cost Levy) and the City's real estate department determined Beedie doesn't have to provide any Community Amenity Contributions (CACs). Why are taxpayers funding a developer's profits? It's just simply not right. For more information, read this Vancouver Sun op-ed.
- Unaffordable for locals – Its proposed market housing will perpetuate affordability crisis in Vancouver. Million dollar penthouses aren't fit for one of the lowest-income neighbourhoods in Vancouver.
- Economic displacement – It will economically displace Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens and the affordable, culturally appropriate businesses they depend on.
- Lack of design merit – The design has been rejected by City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee twice, including the current proposal.
- Inappropriate use of culturally sensitive site – Located on the Keefer Triangle, the most culturally sensitive area in the neighborhood named #2 on National Trust for Canada Top 10 Most Endangered Sites in 2016.
- Height and mass unfit for area – It’s 4X taller and 3.5X denser than the average building in its surrounding area.
- Rejected by community – Over 1800 combined signatures opposing proposals to date. Past and current proposals have been rejected by Chinatown Heritage Area Planning Committee, Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee, Building Community Society of Greater Vancouver