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Demolition, 971-977 Keefer

Item is a photograph showing the demolition of 971-977 Keefer Street. Annotation on back: "Clearing for relocation of Raymur Ave and site for Raymur housing."

1157 E. Cordova

Item is photograph showing a house at 1157 E. Cordova Street with a car parked out front.

Project 2, part of area "a" : condition of buildings

Item is a map showing the condition of buildings (ranging from very good to very poor) within the boundaries of project 2, area "a". The map also shows the boundaries of project 2 clearance, the boundaries of project 1 clearance and the realignment of Raymur Avenue.

Project 2, part of area "a" : plan of redevelopment

Item is a map showing the boundaries of clearance areas for projects 1 and 2, the proposed land use (residential, commercial, industrial or school and park sites), the proposed ultimate street system, the new streets and lanes in projects 1 and 2, the easements in projects 1 and 2, the sites in project 2 not to be acquired and the buildings in projects 1 and 2 to be retained.

Project 2, area a-2 : condition of buildings

Item is a map showing condition of buildings (ranging from very good to very poor) and sites without buildings in use for storage or parking in the area from Railway Street in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Project 2: identification plan

Item is a map showing city owned property, adjacent lots in same ownership, non-adjacent lots in same ownership, property to be acquired, streets and lanes to be acquired, the boundaries of project 2 clearance, the boundaries of project 1 clearance and the realignment of Raymur Avenue in the area from Railway Street in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Steet in the west.

Project 2, area a-2 : proposed property acquisitions project 2

Item is a map showing boundaries of project in area a, property to be acquired, proposed street widening and city owned property included. Annotations show boundaries of project areas, property too be acquired, proposed street widening and properties already owned by the City. Map has been noted as Preliminary.

Project 2, part of area "a" : aerial photograph

Item is a map in the form of an aerial photograph, which depicting the part of the city covered by the project: from Railway Street in the north to Prior Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Attached label indicates that the map was approved by Council Sept. 17, 1963.

Project 2, part of area "a" : condition of buildings

Item is a map showing the condition of buildings (ranging from very good to very poor), the boundaries of project 2 clearance, the boundaries of project 1 clearance and the realignment of Raymur Avenue in the area from Burrard Inlet in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Attached label indicates that the map was approved by Council Sept. 17, 1963.

Project 2, part of area "a" : pavements, curbs and sidewalks

Item is a map showing the types of pavement, the curbs and gutters, the sidewalks, the boundaries of project 2 clearance, the boundaries of project 1 clearance and the realignment of Raymur Avenue from Railway Street in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Attached label indicates that the map was approved by Council Sept. 17, 1963.

Project 2, part of area "a" : existing utilities, water and sewer

Item is a map showing the water pipes (10" and over), the sewers (15" and over), the direction of sewer flow, the boundaries of project 2 clearance, the boundaries of project 1 clearance and the realignment of Raymur Avenue in the area from Burrard Inlet in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Attached label indicates that the map was approved by Council Sept. 17, 1963.

Project 2, part of area "a" : existing utilities, gas, electricity and telephone

Item is a map showing the gas lines, the overhead and underground electricity lines, the overhead and underground telephone lines, the fire alarms underground, the boundaries of project 2 clearance, the boundaries of project 1 clearance and the realignment of Raymur Avenue in the area from Railway Street in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Attached label indicates that the map was approved by Council Sept. 17, 1963.

Project 2, part of area "a" : plan of redevelopment

Item is a map showing the boundaries of clearance areas for projects 1 and 2, the proposed land use (residential, commercial, industrial or school and park sites), the proposed ultimate street system, the new streets and lanes in projects 1 and 2, the easements in projects 1 and 2, the sites in project 2 not to be acquired and the buildings in projects 1 and 2 to be retained in the area from Burrard Inlet in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Attached label indicates that the map was approved by Council Sept. 17, 1963.

Project 2, part of area "a" : identification plan

Item is a map showing city owned property, adjacent lots in same ownership, non-adjacent lots in same ownership, property to be acquired, streets and lanes to be acquired, the boundaries for project 2 clearance, the boundaries for project 1 clearance and the realignment of Raymur Ave for the area from Railway Street in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clarke Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Attached label indicates that the map was approved by Council Sept. 17, 1963.

Part of area "a" : plan of redevelopment, Strathcona

Item is a map showing the boundaries of project 1, project 2 and scheme 3, the proposed land use, the propsed ultimate street system, the new streets and lanes in projects 1 and 2, the easements in projects 1 and 2, the sites in project 2 not to be acquired, the buildings in projects 1 and 2 to be retained and the area a-6 (north) in the area from Railway Street in the north to Atlantic Street in the south and from Clark Drive in the east to Main Street in the west.

Redevelopment project no. 2 area a-6, including existing blocks 72, 73, 87, 88, D.L. 196 : site plan and general location of utilities plan no. 3

Item is a map created to depict utilities in the proposed project 2 area 6. The map shows fire alarms, sewer lines, water lines, gas lines, underground telephone lines, underground power lines, underground vaults, and curbs. Also noted are existing buildings which may be cleared in future projects, existing buildings in immediate vicinity of area a-6 which may remain, existing subdivisions to be cancelled, easement boundaries, approximate elevations at street intersections, approximate locations at contours and areas for disposal ("private development" and "public housing").

Steve Rosell, special asst. to Robert Andras, 1970-1972 [interview]

Item part is a recording of Steve Rosell, who served as special assistant to Canadian politician Robert Andras from 1970 to 1972, as he responds to written questions about the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association, urban planning, policies, and the surrounding politics. The opening of the tape contains clips from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (Clark Gesner); Steve Rosell begins addressing questions at the 6 min., 25 sec. mark as classical music plays in the background. After Rosell finishes with the questions, the song "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" (Simon & Garfunkel) plays. From the 37 min., 57 sec. mark to the end of the tape is silent.

John Coates, Planning Dept.; Lloyd Axeworthy, E.A. to Paul Hellyer [interviews]

Item part is a recording of interviews with John Coates of the Planning Department and Lloyd Axeworthy, then executive assistant to Paul Hellyer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), about the joint Strathcona-CMHC initiatives to renew housing in the area, as well as the associated history and politics. Interview cuts out at end of tape.

Ron Basford; Kim Ganong [interviews]

Item part is a recording of interviews with former MLA Ron Basford and Kim Ganong. Ron Basford speaks about zoning and funding considerations in attempting to renew Strathcona, and Kim Ganong speaks about negotiations with SPOTA and the City of Vancouver to secure funding for the renewal of properties within Strathcona. Interview cuts out at end of tape.

Dan Coates, ex-asst to Robert Andras 1968-1973 [interview]

Item is a recording of an interview with Dan Coates, who served as an executive assistant to Canadian politician Robert Andras from 1960 to 1973. The discussion touches on Robert Andras' view on urban renewal and planning, the general view of urban renewal at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the desire to include the Strathcona community in the discussion of planning in the area.

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