I'm in a dysfunctional relationship - with West Vancouver. You know I moved out of West Van in July, right? I was just getting too bitter about the clash of ideas in regards to housing, being ripped off in rent, and all the bloody traffic on Marine Drive. Well, I'm moving back.
Turns out I'm not the only one that's getting fed up though:
West Vancouver Council moved unanimously to commence community consultation and draft a bylaw that would address form and character in West Vancouver homes.Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News.
You can watch the 'boisterous' council meeting on video and read the full meeting agenda from October 20th here.
I touched on this topic back in February 2014 when West Van held its first public Info Session. What came from the Info Sessions were recommendations from West Vancouver's Manager of Community Planning, Stephen Mikicich. You can read those recommendations from June 2014 here.
Except for a few hometown architects (Whitney Smith, Harwell Hamilton Harris) and a few stray writers and professors (Jean Murray Bangs, Jack Hillmer, Esther McCoy) almost no one knew of them, [Charles and Henry Greene], except as relics of the past (Hess 2007, 8).
Dan White's Orchard Way Vernacular once stood here.