Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee

The committee works to preserve and protect the heritage and character of the historic Gastown area.

Terms of reference

The committee works to preserve and protect the heritage and character of the Gastown area (zone HA-2) by:

  • Advising the Director of Planning on matters relating to Gastown
  • Working with all City departments to develop and implement policies and programs that affect Gastown  

Meeting frequency

The committee generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month, except August, at a location in Gastown. Meetings typically start at 4:00pm and run for 3 hours.

Time commitment

Members may also serve on the Design Review Subcommittee or on another issue-related subcommittee, requiring about three additional hours a month. Significant preparation time is required for all meetings.

Attendance requirement

Members may miss no more than four consecutive meetings without obtaining leave of absence from the committee. Membership will be terminated following the fourth such absence.


The Committee consists of 10 members, representing the following groups in Gastown:

  • One community architect representative
  • Two community business representatives
  • One community engineer representative
  • One community heritage representative
  • One community hospitality representative
  • One community resident owner
  • One community resident tenant
  • Two local property owners

Members are appointed by City Council for one-year and two-year terms. A newly-elected Council may reappoint members in a one-year term for one additional year. No member may serve more than four years.


Terms expiring December 3, 2017:

  • Glenda Bartosh (Community Resident Tenant)
  • Mahbod Biazi (Community Property Owner)
  • Shelley Bruce (Community Heritage Representative)
  • Brady Dunlop (Community Architect)
  • Franke James (Community Business Representative)
  • Glade Schoenfeld (Community Engineer)
  • Samuel Sugita (Community Resident Owner)
  • Eddie Emerman (Hospitality Representative)
  • Vacant (Community Business Representative)


  • City Council: Councillor Kerry Jang
  • City Council: Councillor Raymond Louie
  • Park Board: Commissioner Michael Wiebe
  • Vancouver School Board, Liaison, Janet Fraser
  • Staff: Zlatan Jankovic, Planner

Meetings, agendas, and minutes







Resources for potential and appointed members

The Procedure Bylaw regulates the procedures of Council and its committees and other bodies.

Procedure Bylaw PDF file (150 KB)

The Code of Conduct Policy sets minimum expectations for the behaviour of Council officials, staff, and advisory body members in carrying out their functions.

Code of Conduct Policy PDF file (140 KB)

The Accessibility Event Guidelines help to ensure events are accessible to all, and were developed in consultation with the Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

Accessibility Event Guidelines PDF file (210 KB)

Contact the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee

Staff contacts
Zlatan Jankovic

Phone: 604-871-6448