Tag Archives: Character Homes

Election 2018

Vancouver Civic Election 2018 Slate This is a critical election. There is finally an opportunity for a big change at city hall with most incumbents not running again. We need a new direction from Vision’s failed decade in power. The … Continue reading

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Zoned Capacity – Grandview Plan

Housing affordability – Rush to Zone By Elizabeth Murphy, Common Ground Magazine, July 15, 2016 Grandview-Woodland slated for rezoning under the draft community plan is being rushed through for approval by City of Vancouver council before the end of July 2016, only … Continue reading

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Federal Housing Issues

Opinion: Federal action needed on housing  Foreign investors: Funding and taxation regulations – even criminal laws – must be addressed By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  October 17, 2015 Canadian cities like Vancouver need federal policies to address housing affordability issues. … Continue reading

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Federal Election: Transit infrastructure essential

Opinion: Civic infrastructure funding essential Make investment in transit affordable, and democratically implemented By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  October 3, 2015 JULY 2 2015. Transit troubles in Vancouver, B.C. on July 3, 2015. The vote is no for the proposed … Continue reading

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Heritage retention a priority

Opinion: Retaining our character and heritage homes must be a priority By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun September 14, 2015 Elizabeth Murphy believes that Vancouver needs a balance of incentives to encourage retention that is fair to homeowners, so that … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s growth by the real numbers

Opinion: Let’s plan for people, not profit Misleading: Figures city uses to justify increased residential zoning don’t stand up to scrutiny By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  April 2, 2015 Vancouver can do better than build a concrete jungle of … Continue reading

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City’s Heritage Action Plan needs work

Opinion: City’s plan insufficient to preserve heritage homes Building-codes changes needed to make renovation, restoration viable By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  June 9, 2014  3:29 PM Two Tudor-style houses known as the Two Dorothies were recently saved from demolition … Continue reading

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Saving Character Homes

Opinion: We’ve saved character homes before  Vancouver could improve policies to reduce demolitions of character buildings By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  May 24, 2014 The City of Vancouver has approved a demolition permit for the Legg House, an … Continue reading

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