First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel

The First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel advises City Council, the Development Permit Board, and the Director of Planning on development and design issues in First Shaughnessy, with a focus on preserving the special character of this heritage conservation area. 

The advisory design panel also advises the City's Director of Planning concerning the implementation and effectiveness of the approved planning policies, regulations, and design guidelines for the First Shaughnessy District.

COVID-19 update: online meetings

We're transitioning to virtual meetings as an interim response to the health emergency.

Next meeting: Thursday, June 10, 4:30pm

Item to be heard: 

  • 1064 Balfour
    Time: 4:30pm
    Contact: Oliver Szeleczky, Development Planner, 604-871-6668

The First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel provides expert advice to staff and Council and is not a forum for direct public input. The procedure will remain the same for virtual meetings as in-person meetings. The public may observe meetings in progress but may not address the panel. Members of the public who wish to comment on the application may do so at any time by contacting the development planner for the relevant application as indicated above.

The virtual meeting will be held using Cisco Webex. No software download is required. Use the link below to view the meeting live through your web browser. 

Online meeting password: FSADP

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Join by phone (audio only)

1-855-699-3239 (Canada - toll free)

Access code: 187 234 8896

Consent - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

To view or participate in meetings virtually, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information outside Canada as described below. The City of Vancouver collects your personal information in accordance with section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for purposes of organizing and administering advisory body meetings. For virtual advisory body meetings, your contact information will be shared with the City’s web conferencing provider, Cisco WebEx. Information submitted to WebEx will be stored on servers in the United States and may be accessed in the United States or internationally for technical support purposes. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact the director of access to information and privacy by emailing, phoning 3-1-1, or mailing a letter to 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4.

Following the meeting, minutes will be posted online and can be found in the ‘Meetings’ tab below.

Terms of reference

Meeting frequency

Meetings generally take place every three weeks. Additional meetings may be scheduled if needed, based on:

  • Increased volume of development applications
  • Orientation of new members
  • General business
  • Preparation of recommendations

Meetings are generally held in the Town Hall Meeting Room, Main floor, City Hall.

Attendance requirement

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


There must be a minimum number of seven members of the panel present to make decisions. This quorum includes:

  • Chair
  • Four resident members
  • One Architectural Institute of BC member
  • One BC Society of Landscape Architects member


The panel consists of 14 members, representing the following groups:

  • Four members Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association
  • Four members-at-large, residents of the First Shaughnessy District
  • Two members, Architectural Institute of BC
  • Two members, BC Society of Landscape Architects
  • One member, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
  • One member, Vancouver Heritage Commission

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 expire December 31, 2022:

  • Frank Bailly (Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association)
  • Shawn Blackwell (Architectural Institute of British Columbia)
  • Dwayne Cahill (First Shaughnessy District Resident)
  • Nicole Clement (Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association)
  • Tom Everitt (Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver)
  • Alexa Gonzales (British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects)
  • Dean Gregory (British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects)
  • Vik Khanna (First Shaughnessy District Resident)
  • Adrian McGeehan (Architectural Institute of British Columbia)
  • Kathy Reichert (First Shaughnessy District Resident)
  • Richard Sirola (Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association)


  • City Council: Councillor Colleen Hardwick
  • Staff: Susan Chang, Development Planner, 604-871-6199
  • Staff: Kathy Cermeno, Urban Design Assistant, 604-873-7770
  • Staff: May Sem, Urban Design Assistant, 604-665-2168

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

Resources for advisory committee members

Contact the First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel

​Ryan Dinh and Haizea Aguirre​

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