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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.

East End project area

Item shows building types and proposed layout of buildings and streets in Strathcona as part of the 1957 Vancouver Redevelopment Study.

The Strathcona porch project

Item is a documentary film about the neighbourhood of Strathcona, its history, and a project to promote the beautification/renovation of many of the front porches of the neighbourhood.

The film is divided into four sections. The first section (The Strathcona neighbourhood) is a history of the neighbourhood, and discusses a twenty year renovation ban and the effects it had on the community. It includes footage of many Strathcona houses and porches before the renovations, street scenes of Chinatown and the general neighbourhood, Strathcona community garden, Strathcona School, local community centre, Buddhist temple, East Pender Street, the Strathcona Ukrainian Hall, Hawks Avenue, Keefer Street, and East Georgia Street. The second section (History and process) is a history of the Porch project and an explanation of how it works. It includes an interview with Nora Kelly, from the Strathcona Residents Association, in which she discusses the history of the project, and a short clip from the news program Chinatown Today (1994-04-24). The third section (Getting down to work) is a review of the project results. It discusses the conditions for selecting houses appropriate for the project, how the funding worked, and the execution of the renovations. These subjects are illustrated with footage of porches before renovation, during demolition, and during the renovation process. It also includes interviews about the renovation with homeowner Paul Burke, Judy Oberlander (Porch Project Heritage Planner), and several unnamed contractors. The fourth section (Results) discusses the outcomes of the renovation efforts. It includes footage of completed porch restorations and an interview with Paul Burke about the effect of the restoration on his home.

City of Vancouver Urban Renewal Program : scheme 3 : sub-area 1, Strathcona : appendices

Report includes the following appendices: "Director of Planning's Report on Communications from Organizations"; "Existing Community Facilities"; "Social and Economic Charcteristics"; "Municipal Services"; "Zoning Conditions for Lands to be Rezoned to (CD-1) Comprehensive Development District"; "Terms of Reference of Strathcona Area Council and List of Members"; "Terms of Reference of the Urban Renewal Consultative Committee and List of Members"; "Existing and Proposed Public Housing in the City of Vancouver".

Urban Renewal Program : redevelopment project no. 1 area A-3 : call for development proposals

Folder includes report and enclosures addressed to developers, calling for development proposals for "3 acres of land in a residential neighbourhood . . . owned jointly by [CMHC], the Province . . . and the City of Vancouver . . . bounded by Hastings and Union Streets, Gore and Raymur Avenue, and in which Area A-3 is located, is a central element of the City's 20-Year program of urban renewal embracing some 1,000 acres . . . ". Enclosure 8 is entitled: "Soil investigation for housing development north of MacLean Park" by Paul M. Cook (5 June 1964).

[City of Vancouver urban renewal compilation]

Binder includes the following items: "City of Vancouver : urban renewal and public housing : submission to the Hon. Robert K. Andras; "Urban renewal scheme 3 : proposed revised approach to the Urban Renewal Program in Strathcona"; "Urban renewal scheme 3 : Strathcona sub-area pilot rehabilitation survey".