RS5 Neighbourhood

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laneway house on W 48th Ave

The Wall Financial and Ryerson Church lands on West 45th Ave. are in an area zoned RS5: Single Family Residential with a legal suite and a laneway house permitted. Locally, new houses are being built to  meet this capacity, allowing up to three families to live on one property.

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Laneway house on Yew St. July 2015

RS5 zoning is generating rebuilds, renovations and laneway houses and has not yet reached anywhere near its full potential.

This Kerrisdale neighbourhood has:
-a liveable community
-easy walkability to shops on and near West 41st Ave. and West Boulevard
-retention of neighbourhood character

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Block party on W. 46th Ave – July 2015

Ryerson Church, the Memorial Centre and gym generate a great deal of traffic now, which will be multiplied to dangerous levels by the 87 proposed residences and the new activity centre.

The Arbutus Ridge/Kerrisdale/Shaughnessy (ARKS) Community Vision Directions, developed by people who live and work in ARKS was approved by Vancouver City Council On November 1, 2005.

The following excerpts from the ARKS Vision Directions show how the proposed redevelopment of the Wall Financial and Ryerson lands defies the Council-approved Vision.

ARKS Direction 15.9 “Allow Twelve Storey Apartments” is Not Supported:
Percent “Agree”: 26% in the general survey and 27% in the random survey
Comment: This Direction is Not Supported because “Disagree” votes out-numbered “Agree” votes in both the general and the random surveys.
Twelve-storey apartments will not be brought forward for consideration when additional housing planning occurs in the community.

ARKS Direction 15.8 “Allow More Six-Storey Apartments” is Not Supported:
Percent “Agree”: 28% in the general survey and 29% in the random survey
Comment: This Direction is Not Supported because “Disagree” votes out-numbered “Agree” votes in both the general and the random surveys.
Six-storey apartments will not be brought forward for consideration when additional housing planning occurs in the community.

ARKS Direction 11.1 “Maintain Most Single Family Areas” is Approved:
In order to retain the basic character of ARKS, most of the area that is now single family (with suites allowed) should be kept that way (exceptions would only be considered where the community supports new housing choices . . . .)
Percent “Agree”: 86% in the general survey and 84% in the random survey

 

 

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