Since 2009, staff have been working, at Council’s direction, to develop and complete the Chinatown Neighbourhood Plan. One of the most significant pieces of policy work completed during this time was the Historic Area Height Review (HAHR). The objectives of the HAHR were to provide direction for growth and development in the Historic Area; maintain its character and general building scale; and ensure that future new development potential generates public benefits and amenities for the area. Council approved the HAHR Conclusions and Recommendations report in January 2010, and implementing policy and by-law amendments in January 2011.
The VCRC was active in gathering community support for HAHR conclusions and in advocating for greater benefits for the Chinatown Community.