Two more years

Well it will be two more years of city planning and attempts to find solutions to the difficult (insurmountable) problems that city planners identified in the Whitecaps Stadium proposal. From the community side of things, the game is not over yet. While mainstream media trumpets the news that the stadium has been approved, this is…

City Council to Determine Fate of Stadium Proposal

More speakers will be heard by City Council tonight as the debate continues over the fate of the stadium proposal. A decision should be forthcoming on Tuesday, during the regular council session. Of course, emotions are still high on all sides, but now that the world cup is over, the timely soccer moment has passed….

Stadium Proposal before City Council Tonight

By now there are over 160 members in the Gastown Residents Association, asking council to vote no to the proposed stadium, and to work with the Whitecaps to find a better location for the project. What about False Creek Flats, or the old Empire Stadium near Hastings Park, or use one of the existing stadiums…

Gastown Parent’s Concerns

Wendy Pedersen's letter: I am a member of the Central Waterfront Coalition and a parent of two young children who lives near to the proposed stadium on the Waterfront. There have been up to 80 kids living in my co-op in the last few years and my views are representative of many who live here…

Urban Design Visionaries Speak Out Against Stadium

Erickson and Thom Agree that Comprehensive Plan is Needed for Central Waterfront World renowned architects and urban design experts Arthur Erickson and Bing Thom have come forward to voice their opposition to the proposed Vancouver Whitecaps stadium.They were prompted to speak by their concerns about the stadium’s location, the failure of the stadium’s design to…

Stadium Issue Heating Up

Many discussions on the stadium indicate that most residents are not in favor of the proposal. It was great to see that the technical report from the consultants also indicated some serious problems with the proposal. The technical review commissioned by the city found it was “at odds with the scale, character, and activity in…