Screening Room: 2010 – Today

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Have you heard from the City of Vancouver, that an extensive CONSULTATION PROCESS took place at Little Mountain?  Are you curious to know what was ACTUALLY said? Who said it? And whether the community approved or disapproved the plan? Look no further.  This is the complete record of the public process.

This digital archive is intended for use by students and engaged citizens.  Institutional use is on a nominal fee schedule, please contact me for rates. (vaisbord@gmail.com)

Each VIMEO page displays a short summary of the meeting. By looking to RECENT POSTS, down the right side of this page, highlights of certain meetings are noted.

Stanley King visioning exercise at Little Mountain, 2010

Stanley King visioning exercise at Little Mountain, 2010

MEETING #1 (Short version)
The Stanley King Experience.
In February of 2010, the community of Little Mountain gave 3 hours of their time to engage in a community visioning exercise led by Stanley King.

MEETING #1 (Complete version)
The Stanley King Experience.
Feb. 3, 2010.

Jim Green to former Little Mountain residents: "We have done absolutely nothing."

Jim Green to former Little Mountain residents: “We have done absolutely nothing.”

MEETING #2
“We have done absolutely nothing”
Jim Green (speaking for the developer) at the first meeting of Former Tenants of Little Mountain Housing.
Feb. 14, 2010.

MEETING #3
Introduction to the Little Mountain Advisory Group Process.
What will be happening here?

MEETING #4
Community hands-on planning.

MEETING #5
The North East Quadrant (adjoining Main Street Homeowners) look at the site plan.

Little Mountain community visits Olympic Village construction site - May 2010

Little Mountain community visits Olympic Village construction site – May 2010

MEETING #6
The Olympic Village Tour.

MEETING #7
Advisory Group workshops 6 site-plan options.

MEETING #8
“Density 101”
How density is calculated by the City of Vancouver Planning Department.

MEETING #9
Five Little Mountain site plans are critiqued according to Traffic and Permeability.

A meeting by the community for the community of Little Mountain

A meeting by the community for the community.

MEETING #10
A Meeting by the community for the community.  What happens when the community hosts their own meeting on Little Mountain? Pretty well everything gets said that needs to be said.

MEETING #11
Second Meeting with Former Tenants of Little Mountain.
(same evening as Meeting #12)

MEETING #12
1st Open House Preview for Advisory Group.

MEETING #13
Review of 2nd Open House by Advisory Group. Includes review of public comment forms.

MEETING #14 Urban Design Panel #1
This is the edited “highlights” short version of the meeting at Vancouver City Hall.

MEETING #14 Urban Design Panel #1
Full Length version of the meeting at Vancouver City Hall. Duration is 1:48.

Little Mountain Advisory Group tours Arbutus Walk.

Little Mountain Advisory Group tours Arbutus Walk.

MEETING #15
Arbutus Walk Tour (standard definition).

MEETING #15
Arbutus Walk Tour (high definition video).

Little Mountain Advisory Group participates in density exercises.

Little Mountain Advisory Group participates in density exercises.

MEETING #16
Presentations and discussion of urban design principles with regard to Little Mountain, and specifics of site plan and landscaping.

MEETING #17
Architect seeks community approval to expedite the planning process. Held in Holborn Group office space.

MEETING #18
Holborn holds a meeting with former tenants of Little Mountain in their office. This is their first meeting. Tempers of both community and former residents are high, and several arguments erupt.

MEETING #19
Head of BC Housing Corporation meets with Former Residents of Little Mountain for the first time. Very important messages given to the tenants about who is to blame for delays in re-development.

MEETING #20
FIRST Advisory Committee Density Exercise – COMPLETE.

MEETING #20
UBC Students present ideas on Little Mountain – EXCERPT – 4 min.

MEETING #20
James Cheng’s Modern Architecture Slide Show – 15 min.

MEETING #21
SECOND Advisory Committee Density Exercise – COMPLETE.

Economic Analysis of Little Mountain redevelopment

Economic Analysis of Little Mountain redevelopment

MEETING #22
Recap of Density Exercises.
The Financial Analysis of the Little Mountain site.
Coriolis Consulting explains the economic conventions which regulate development in Vancouver.

MEETING #23
Part 1 – the Density reaction.

MEETING #23
Part 2 – The Economic analysis.

MEETING #23
Part 3 – A memorandum to the community of Little Mountain

MEETING #23
Where is the lowest density model?

MEETING #23
We are completely screwed!

Each styrofoam block demonstrates one story of height in new Little Mountain plan.

Model of Fsr 2.7 from Little Mountain July 2011 Open House

MEETING #24
OPEN HOUSE preview for the Advisory Group.

OPEN HOUSE July 2011 – density study:
DENSITY MODELS – THE MOVIE”  A digital short.
From FSR 1.4 to FSR 3.25
The seven architectural models viewed from seven angles.

OPEN HOUSE July 2011 – video 1
Community commentary.

Community members line up to see plans for new Little Mountain at first night of Open House, January 2012

Little Mountain Project Open House: Entrance to Brock School – Main Street at 33rd Avenue

OPEN HOUSE July 2011 – video 2
Community commentary.

Holborn Group's computer simulation of a walk through Little Mountain.

Holborn simulates walk through Little Mountain.

OPEN HOUSE – Holborn Group shows computer simulation of Little Mountain Project
July 2011.

MEETING #25
Open House public comments analysed.

MEETING #26
It’s getting HOT in here.
Discussing the new “final” design – short 10 version

Little Mountain Neighbourhood resident speaks to TV News on February 28, 2012.

Little Mountain Neighbourhood resident speaks to TV News on February 28, 2012.

MEETING #26
It’s getting HOT in here.
Discussing the new “final” design – long version.

MEETING #26
Those are fighting words  – 3 min clip from meeting.

MEETING #26
CBC TV report of Mtg 26.

MEETING #26
Global TV report of Mtg 26.

OPEN HOUSE January 2012
Holborn Group presents their proposal for future development at Little Mountain. The community makes a number of comments and observations.

MEETING #27 – Short version
Open House Feedback Analysis. North of 33rd Avenue Residents Association have a strong media presence at this meeting – broadcast on the evening news.

North of 33rd Residents Association - Feb 28, 2012

North of 33rd Residents Association – Feb 28, 2012

MEETING #27 – Full meeting
Open House Feedback Analysis. North of 33rd Avenue Residents Association have a strong media presence at this meeting – broadcast on the evening news.

MEETING #27 – Heritage Analysis
Heritage Value Analysis of the last existing social housing building.

MEETING #28 – Short Version
Consensus Building at Little Mountain Advisory Group – The Card Exercise.

MEETING #28 – Complete Mtg.
Consensus Building at Little Mountain Advisory Group – The Card Exercise.

Olympic Village vs Little Mountain densities

MEETING #29 – 7 minute clip: The Moment of Truth.
The City’s Position on Little Mountain.

MEETING #29 – Short Version
The City’s Position on Little Mountain.

MEETING #29 – Complete Mtg
The City’s Position on Little Mountain.

MEETING #30
Traffic and Transportation Issues at Little Mountain.

MEETING #31
Affordability and Amenities

MEETING #32
Former Little Mountain Housing Tenants attend Holborn Meeting.

MEETING #33 Urban Design Panel #2
Vancouver City Urban Design Panel reviews Plan – 2nd Review.

MEETING #34
Sustainability Policies that apply to Little Mountain Redevelopment.

City Staff and Community Members await the outcome of the June 27th, 2012 Council Policy Meeting on Little Mountain.

Little Mountain Advisory Group Members await the outcome of the June 27th, 2012 Council Policy Meeting.

MEETING #35
The Community’s Position on Little Mountain.

The Little Mountain Policy is argued at City Hall – PART 1 of 2.
The Finale of the Community Consultation Process from 2010 to 2012.

The Little Mountain Policy is argued at City Hall: Part 2 of 2.
The Finale of the Community Consultation Process from 2010 to 2012.

 

In 2013 the process continued with the spot REZONING of a small parcel of land for one new seniors’ building at Little Mountain. The URBAN DESIGN PANEL was convened to critique the design.

The Design Panel Looks at the First NEW Building at Little Mountain
The Urban Design Panel convenes for the third time on the subject of Little Mountain, to consult on the 1st new social housing building to be erected on the site. At last, something of beauty emerges from the seemingly endless conflict of community and government at Little Mountain.

Vaisbord records Gary Andrishak - new Little Mountain Architect 2013

Vaisbord records Gary Andrishak – new Little Mountain Architect 2013

MEETING #38
Meet the NEW Architect for Little Mountain –
Gary Andrishak of the IBI Group.

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COMING UP:
MEETING #38
NOVEMBER 2015 – THE REZONING PLAN

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