First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel

The panel has been discharged as of June 30, 2024.

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. 

Map of the First Shaughnessy heritage conservation area  (508 KB)

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.

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.

Quorum

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

Membership

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.

Members

Terms expire December 31, 2024:

Four members Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association

  • Sarina Han
  • Richard Sirola
  • Phil Yacht
  • Yanni Guo

Four members-at-large, residents of the First Shaughnessy District

  • Kathy Reichert
  • Simon Feng
  • Robert McKay-Dunn
  • Nicole Clement

Two members, Architectural Institute of BC

  • Tak Chan
  • Scott Mitchell

Two members, BC Society of Landscape Architects

  • Phoenix Chan
  • Kristin Defer

One member, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

  • Vacant

One member, Vancouver Heritage Commission

  • Vacant

Terms expire December 31, 2025:

Two members, BC Society of Landscape Architects

  • Kristin Defer

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

Resources for Civic Agency members