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Our key objectives:

  • To promote and maintain community spirit and cooperative assistance among the residents of Shaughnessy; 
  • To preserve and protect Shaughnessy's historical single-family character; 
  • To protect the quality of life in Shaughnessy; 
  • To provide Shaughnessy residents with information and help about issues which may affect them.
Happening in our Neighbourhood - Latest Reports & Information

All Candidates Meeting for Mayor of Vancouver - September 13th 7pm

Please mark your calendars!  
Thursday Sept. 13, 2018, 7pm-9pm, at the Hellenic Centre, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver.  
Come and hear what the candidates have to say and ask your questions.  Bring your friends and neighbours

21-unit Townhouse Complex Proposal in 2nd Shaughnessy

The City is considering rezoning a 2nd Shaughnessy lot for townhouses. Here is the link to the rezoning application for 4575 Granville Street where 21 small condos will replace the existing home. 

The Hospice Society has organised an online petition to support their opposition. Here is the link: https://www.change.org/p/gregor-stop-townhouse-development-next-door-to-hospice

School Tax Hike on Residential Properties Assessed at Over $3 million

The government's recent announcement regarding tax hikes on properties worth over $3 million is causing outrage. We have posted a letter from The Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association to Carole James, Minister of Finance, describing the impact this tax will have on worsening housing affordability. You may read the letter here.

The Urban Development Institute has also written to Carole James and Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to express their concern.  You may read their letter here.

March 28th 2018
SHPOA's Board of Directors has sent the following letter to Premier Horgan. You may read the letter here.
April 4th 2018
One of our members has written a letter that clearly sums up how this tax will affect ordinary Canadian families. You may read the letter here.
April 15th 2018
As a result of David Eby cancelling and then re-instating the "town hall" meeting, one of our members has written an in-depth letter to Mr. Eby that discusses many problems with the tax. You may read the letter here
May 12th 2018
Saturday's Vancouver Sun published letters on the topic. You may read them here.
May 25th 2018
The Vancouver Sun published an excellent opinion piece by a Point Grey resident. You may read it here.

Here is the link to the petition opposing the new provincial surtax on property.  Please sign it and send the link to your neighbours and friends anywhere in B.C. who you think may be concerned:  https://www.change.org/p/b-c-voters-and-members-of-legislative-assembly-say-no-to-new-provincial-surtax-on-property-拒绝省政府新施的物业附加税  

We want to hear from SHPOA members. Please visit our shaughnessy voices page to read what our members have to say.

Rezoning Application for Arbutus Shopping Centre Development

The City of Vancouver has received a rezoning application for 2133 Nanton Avenue, to amend the existing CD-1(642) Comprehensive Development District. Visit http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/2133nantonavenue/index.htm to view the details and provide feedback through the online form.

The proposal is to increase residential density and to increase the maximum allowable building heights on the Western portion of the site (Blocks C + D), increasing the height from 8 storeys to 12 storeys, and to increase the number of social housing units and increase the size of the Neighbourhood House.   The increase in building height may well affect the views of Shaughnessy residents on hills above the Greenway.  

Wake Up Vancouver is a group of concerned citizens who send out news articles on civic topics in Vancouver. If you are interested, the best way to sign up is to visit:  https://www.endthewaste2018.com/matrix/ with password Stopvision2018.

Letters to Mayor & Councillors Requesting That Interim Procedure Be Rescinded

SHPOA has written twice to the City concerning the Heritage or Character Buildings Review Interim Procedures and has received one email response. Click here to read the July 18th letter to the City. 
Here is the original news release from Raymond Louie and here is the link to the video of Fairchild TV and Sing Tao newspaper reporters interviewing Heather Deal after the March 7th council meeting  https://youtu.be/RXOevDqCJeA.
Here is the letter we circulated to members on Sunday.

City Proposal to Remove Benefits of RS-5 Zoning

The Interim Procedure of the Heritage or Character Buildings Review limits the FSR of new homes replacing pre-1940 homes in 2nd Shaughnessy, contrary to provisions of RS-5 zoning. The SHPOA Board has sent the following letter to the Mayor and Councillors. Read the letter.

Character Home Zoning Review

The City of Vancouver is conducting the Character Home Zoning Review to look at options for the retention of heritage and character homes in single-family (RS) zoning districts. The SHPOA Board circulated an information sheet detailing our reservations about the process. Details here (English) or Details here (Chinese) The Board sent a letter to the Mayor and Councillors on behalf of SHPOA. Read the letter.

The BC Supreme Court has upheld the Heritage Conservation Area bylaws passed by the City.  You may read the full decision 
here.  If this decision stands, we believe it is likely that 2nd and 3rd Shaughnessy face the risk of similar regulations, limiting property rights, being imposed upon them in the near future.

SHPOA Position Paper on Heritage Conservation Area

A draft paper outlining the SHPOA Board's position on the HCA was circulated to members for comment. There were 24 email responses - 17 in support, 6 against and 1 neutral. Read the Position Paper...