City council last week directed staff to investigate the heritage significance of the newly sold Waldorf Hotel and report back by mid-May. But city hall watchers believe that if the site is designated as a heritage landmark, the city would have to provide developer-buyer Solterra Group significant compensation.
Brian Jackson's appointment as the City of Vancouver's general manager of planning and development last summer generated an onslaught of news stories and profiles.
At Tuesday’s council meeting, NPA Coun. George Affleck wanted to know what made the Waldorf Hotel so different from other lost cultural spaces in Vancouver. Why, he asked, did Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson recommend slapping a 120-day protection order on the property?
Burlesque dancers, rainbow-hued leis, an inflatable palm tree and umbrella drinks all appeared at rally in support of the Waldorf outside city hall Tuesday.