Vancouver issues sign deadline
The City of Vancouver has given a Monday deadline to remove this sign on the side of a building at Broadway and Kingsway. JEREMY NUTTALL/24 HOURS
The City of Vancouver has given a Monday deadline to those behind a large development to remove a sign on the side of a building at Broadway and Kingsway.
At that intersection a sign advertising “The Independent” apartment development is affixed to the north and east sides of a building where the complex is expected to be built.
But according to the company website, the development is still awaiting a development permit.
Residents have complained to 24 hours about the sign.
But the city said it wants it removed by Monday or the developer, Rize, will face further action.
“They asked for an extension and it was denied,” said the city in a statement.
Coun. Kerry Jang said dealing with such infractions is commonplace in Vancouver.
“We enforce it all the time and we see all sorts of advertisements go up all over the city on a regular basis,” Jang said. “People projecting things on the side of buildings from the back seat of a car, through to big signs on the sides of hotels.”
Rize, involved with a number of developments in the city, did not return a request for comment.