Social Media Package for 105 Keefer Petition
Sample Facebook post:
Beedie’s 105 Keefer project endangers the heart of Chinatown. Directly adjacent to the site is the monument remembering the sacrifices of Chinese Canadian workers and soldiers. Further, every market housing unit threatens to further displace the community’s predominantly low income residents. #StopBeedieAt105
Please sign and share the petition: http://bit.ly/2iI2K5Z
Sample Twitter post:
- Protect the heart of Vancouver Chinatown! Sign petition: http://bit.ly/2iI2K5Z #StopBeedieAt105 #VanRE #vanpoli
- Oppose gentrification and support social housing in Vancouver Chinatown! Sign petition: http://bit.ly/2iI2K5Z #StopBeedieAt105 #VanRE #vanpoli
- A better vision for Chinatown: social housing and community space at 105 Keefer. Sign petition: http://bit.ly/2iI2K5Z #StopBeedieAt105 #VanRE #vanpoli
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更新日期：2016年10月14日 | Last Updated: Oct. 14, 2016
- 119 市價私人柏文單位（賣）
- 25 社會房屋單位為長者
- 1,000 呎的長者文化空間，計劃是廉價出租給一個社區團體
Beedie Living has revised its rezoning application for the third time and submitted its application to the City of Vancouver on April, 16, 2016.
The revised application includes (for more information see here)：
- 119 market units
- 25 social housing units for seniors
- A 1000 sq ft seniors’ cultural space, proposed to be rented to a community group for 10 years at a reduced rate
The Chinatown Concern Group remains opposed to this rezoning application for a variety of reasons (see template letter below).
The first major reason is that, for a location that is considered by some as the “heart of Chinatown,” the development simply is not good enough. This site can and must be developed in a much better way for the community. We want to see 100% low-income housing for seniors at this site as well as at least an entire floor of community space for social activities, to foster intergenerational relationships etc.
The second major reason is that such a project, with majority market housing, will only contribute to the gentrification crisis in Chinatown, which is increasing development pressure in the area, land values, as well as rents. As a result, most visibly, we are seeing the displacement of low-income and working-class serving businesses in Chinatown, leaving elderly residents fewer and fewer choices for food and other daily necessities.
We are anticipating a revised application from Beedie but we aren’t sitting idle until we see that application because we know it will fall short from what the community needs and what should be at this significant site. We see an important first step is for this site to be in public hands so our next step in this campaign is to demand all three levels of government to work together to acquire the site for a community development (i.e. low-income seniors housing and an intergenerational community space with a special emphasis for seniors)
One aspect of this campaign is a petition to all levels of government. An online petition is to come. You can return completed petitions to Chinatown Concern Group, 2/F Carnegie Centre (401 Main St.)
Please let us know if you have any questions about this campaign. For more information about 105 Keefer St., especially news articles on the application, see here. We will attempt to update this page regularly as per our capacity but for more regularly updates, please “Like” and check our Facebook Page or subscribe to our email list.