Vancouver City Council will hear from speakers on the revised Grandview-Woodland Community Plan Wednesday morning.
Meantime, the industry association for developers in the region says it’s time City Hall approves the plan, despite opposition.
Some residents will call for a delay on the decision over the Grandview-Woodland community plan, which calls for 10,000 new residents and more than 7,000 new homes over the next three decades.
“Delay and further study is a fairly typical way for interest groups to find ways not to have development occur.”
Jon Stovell, Chair of the Urban Development Institute, says the process takes far too long.
“When you really stand back, and look at it from the point that a new community is going to take some additional growth to people handing them the keys, it could take up to 10 years.”
Stovell says there could be almost 70,000 new homes in Metro Vancouver if it wasn’t for the red tape holding up their permits.