Mayor and Council
City of Vancouver
Re: REZONING: 303 East 8th Avenue (Western Front)
Public Hearing, January 21, 2014

Dear Mayor and Councillors,

The Coalition of Progressive Electors [COPE] is in full support of the application to rezone 303 East 8th Avenue from RM-4 (Multiple Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District to accommodate the existing artist-run centre (Western Front) operating on site.

We at COPE recognize the arts as as a key element in the health of a society and recognize also the responsibility and capactiy of municipal government, through such means as rezoning, to support the arts in our community.  The Western Front has a longstanding history as a nucleus of creativity in the community. The rezoning will enable the Front to serve the community to its full capactiy with a broad range of arts related activities.

Yours truly,

Penny Parry, member of COPE Council Caucus

Letter to Mayor and Council on Western Front application for rezoning