A Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 for a proposal to rezone a single-family property & build a 4-storey, 21-unit townhouse development at 4575 Granville Street directly adjacent to Vancouver Hospice. This development is NOT affordable housing - and will severely disrupt peace, privacy & access for the 150 Vancouver residents (and families) who come to the hospice each year to die.
The Public Hearing is our last opportunity to stop this development, and save your community hospice! Click here for 3 ways to help
Letter from Vancouver Hospice Society
Since we first learned of a rezoning application to build a townhouse development at 4575 Granville St (directly next to our hospice at 4615 Granville St), VHS staff, volunteers and supporters have all been working hard to convince City Hall to reject the proposal.
If built, the direct proximity of this development to the hospice (see image) will severely disrupt the peace, privacy, and access to services for more than 150 individuals and their families who come to the hospice each year for end-of-life and bereavement care.
The application was submitted under the Interim Rezoning Policy for Affordable Housing Choices. While VHS supports the City’s initiatives to increase affordable rental housing units in Vancouver, at approximately $3800 for a 3-bedroom unit, this development is neither affordable to the average citizen, nor is this location functionally compatible with the essential elements required for operating a hospice. Read the full letter here.
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.
We want to hear from SHPOA members.
Please visit our shaughnessy voices
page to read what our members have to say.