Church Rezoning versus Single Family Neighbours

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Cheryl Chan in the Vancouver Sun  reports on the  Dunbar Ryerson United Church located in Kerrisdale that has  a bucolic setting in Kerrisdale. The land is currently zoned  for single family  housing and is a massive block and a half in size.  The church itself needs some major repairs and the congregation went to the City to change the zoning of its property along the east side of Yew Street beside West 45th Avenue from single family to a comprehensive development zone. After that change, Wall Financial would then develop an eight storey   forty unit condominium and scaled two and half level townhouses on that part of the site which now houses the church’s community centre and an income generating rental home.

Seeing that the church badly needed funding for a rejuvenation of their stone church’s roof  and for a siesmic upgrade, this made sense. It also would allow more…

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