After a year as an AIBC representative member of the Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee (CHAPC) for the City of Vancouver, Andrew Larigakis was elected Chair of the committee earlier this year. Andrew is honoured to have been chosen for this role by the other committee members representing Chinatown and City stakeholder groups. Chinatown, we know, is an area with an incredible history and a Vancouver treasure facing unprecedented pressures and challenges. The challenges for the area have been exacerbated by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected all parts of the City.
CHAPC is an advisory design panel to the City of Vancouver providing input on building and urban design issues as well as on City policies affecting buildings and the urban fabric of Chinatown.