Rev. Brian Postlewait, Executive Director
On Behalf of Mission Possible
January 15, 2011
Mayor Gregor Robertson
Vancouver City Councillors
City of Vancouver
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4
Dear Mayor Robertson and Councillors:
I understand before the council is a decision regarding rezoning to increase density in the Downtown Eastside. It is our opinion that local area planning needs to be implemented to consider growth priorities for this community and the impact that a height increase would have on this fragile and important neighbourhood.
We believe that the demands of a growing city, market investment, and the prosperity of Downtown Eastside residents can be balanced. However, simply increasing density without understanding clearly the impact or exploring a third party consultation process to dream about what this community ought to be, seems unwise.
We strongly urge the council place rezoning on hold until these concerns are adequately addressed.
Thanks for your concern and hard work on our behalf,