Members of a Yaletown group suing the city of Vancouver over a building planned in that neighbourhood are rejecting claims they suffer from ‘not in my back yard syndrome’ commonly referred to a as NIMBYism.
The city-owned land at 508 Helmcken where a 36-story building is slated to go up was supposed to become park space according to Jon Green with the Community Association of New Yaletown and he says, by approving the development, the city is violating its own rules.
“We’re so frustrated. The city’s not listening to residents concerns and this isn’t just an isolated case. I mean, you’ll see this all over the city with various community associations having to go through the court system to try and make their voices heard.”
Green says, not only has the city ignored concerns, they have intentionally given false information.
The city has just under three weeks to file a response.