Category Archives: Redevelopment

Demolition at Pearson

We knew it was coming…we’ve had so many planning meetings and seen so many maps and memos – but it became real when the first Pearson building came down in August. The first buildings were old buildings – the old … Continue reading

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Modular Housing Springs Up

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Parking Lot Redevelopment

The parking lot at the main entrance of Pearson has recently been greatly reduced. We are down to about 40 parking spots – where before there were closer to 100. For now, parking on the street is free so if … Continue reading

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GPC Residents heard at City’s Public Hearing

On July 20, 2017, three GPC Residents were able to go and speak at the City of Vancouver’s public hearing on the rezoning application. Several more were heard in a new method – pre-recorded video contribution. This enabled people who … Continue reading

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Feedback on Housing Design

The redevelopment planning continues for the land on which George Pearson Centre sits. In 2016, members of Resident Council became concerned that very few residents were directly engaged in the planning. It is a complex process that is inherently difficult … Continue reading

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Part of Pearson Land to be SOLD to developer Onni Group

It is a slow process, but then something big happens. VCH is selling most of the Pearson-Dogwood lands to a developer. Back in September 2014, Vancouver Coastal Health posted a Request for Proposals regarding the Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment. While they … Continue reading

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Changes to the Redevelopment Plan

In the months following the City of Vancouver’s approval of the land use policy statement, residents at Pearson had heard no news about the redevelopment. Then in September there was a memo. The revised plan looks quite a bit different. … Continue reading

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City Council reviews VCH policy application

Just two days ago, on January 22, 2013, City Council’s Planning, Transportation, and Environment Committee met to review VCH’s application for new policy for the Pearson Dogwood site.  The application refers to the existence of supported housing units as well … Continue reading

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Reaching Consensus and Aiming for Suitable Supported Housing in Vancouver

On December 9, 2013, a collaborative report on housing and support options was released by the Pearson Residents Redevelopment Group (PRRG), the City of Vancouver’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC) and the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD).  … Continue reading

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VCH and City of Vancouver host Open House at George Pearson Centre

On Sept 12 and 14, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) planners hosted an Open House – the third one so far. The purpose was to share the plans with the public and gather feedback regarding the … Continue reading

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