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Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee

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

Terms of reference

The committee works to preserve and protect the heritage and character of the Chinatown area (zones HA-1 and HA-1A) by:

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

Meeting frequency

Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of each month, except August, at 5:30pm. Meetings take place in the Board Room of the Chinese Cultural Centre at 50 East Pender St, Vancouver.

Time commitment

Monthly meetings last about 3 hours each. Members may also serve on subcommittees which are formed from time to time. Preparation for all meetings is required.

Attendance requirement

Member 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.

Membership

The committee consists of 13 members from the following groups:

  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia (two members)
  • Chinatown Merchants Association (two members)
  • Chinatown property owners (two members)
  • Chinese Cultural Centre (one member)
  • Chinese Benevolent Association (one member)
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society (one member)
  • Heritage Vancouver (one member)
  • Planning Institute of British Columbia (one member)
  • SUCCESS (one member)
  • Member-at-large (one member)

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 November 4, 2018 (or until successors are appointed):

  • John Atkin (Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society)
  • Marianne Amodio (Architectural Institute of British Columbia)
  • Andrew Larigakis (Architectural Institute of British Columbia)
  • Joseph Lau (SUCCESS)
  • Edmund Ma (Chinatown Property Owner)
  • Inge Roecker (Heritage Vancouver)
  • Mark Shieh (Chinatown Property Owner)
  • May So (Member-at-Large)
  • Raymond Tam (Chinese Benevolent Association)
  • Grace Wong (Chinatown Merchants Association)
  • Michael Yu  (Chinatown Merchants Association)
  • Vacant (Chinese Cultural Centre)
  • Vacant (Planning Institute of British Columbia)

Liaisons

  • City Council: Councillor Kerry Jang 
  • Park Board: Commissioner Erin Shum
  • Vancouver School Board, Liaison, Allan Wong

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 8, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 8, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2018 Cancelled    
May 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 14, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 12, 2018 Agenda  
September 13, 2018    
October 11, 2018    
November 8, 2018    
December 13, 2018    
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes
Apri 13, 2017 cancelled
May 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2017 cancelled
July 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2017 cancelled _ _
December 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2016 cancelled - -
March 10, 2016 cancelled - -
Apri 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 12, 2016 cancelled - -
June 9, 2016 cancelled - -
July 14, 2016 cancelled - -
September 8, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 13, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2016 cancelled - -
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
 January 13, 2015 cancelled
 February 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 4, 2015

Agenda

Special Urban Design Panel and Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee joint workshop

Presentation

 

 March 10, 2015 cancelled
 April 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 May 12, 2015 cancelled
 June 9, 2015 cancelled
 July 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 September 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 October 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 November 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 December 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 14, 2014 cancelled
February 11, 2014  Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2014 cancelled
April 8, 2014 cancelled
May 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2014 cancelled
July 8, 2014 cancelled
September 9, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2014 cancelled
November 18, 2014 cancelled
December 9, 2014 cancelled
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 8, 2013 Agenda Minutes
February 12, 2013 cancelled
March 12, 2013 cancelled
April 9, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 14, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2013 Agenda  Minutes
July 9, 2013 cancelled
September 10, 2013 cancelled
October 8, 2013 cancelled
November 12, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2013 cancelled
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2012 cancelled
February 14, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 13, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2012 cancelled
May 8, 2012 cancelled
June 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 9, 2012 Agenda Minutes
November 13, 2012 cancelled
December 11, 2012 Agenda Minutes

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Resources for advisory committee members

Contact the Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee

chapc@vancouver.ca

Staff contacts
Zlatan Jankovic
Planner

Phone: 604-871-6448