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Old Posted Jun 19, 2012, 1:00 PM
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According to the Burnaby council meeting minutes there, the first phase is to replace the Red Robin, Boston Pizza, and everything between kingsway and Save On, and build the new Save On and tower above it. Then Save On can move in there, and they'll demolish the old one. Meanwhile, the building at the south end is getting renovated.
Hmm, odd. Well, I did only talk to a server there. About as reliable as a guy in an orange vest, I guess.
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Metrotown towers too high: resident

http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/159599615.html

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http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/159599615.html

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“We won’t achieve the levels of density of Downtown Vancouver, it’s more dense than Manhattan,” Corrigan noted.
For somebody who is ultimately in charge of developing a densely populated area like Metrotown, Mike Corrigan seems a little uninformed - he doesn't even know the density of DT Vancouver. Downtown Vancouver is not even close to Manhattan densities, let alone more dense.

The 1 square mile that makes up Metrotown had a population of 24 300 in 2001, so today it would be closer to 30 000 - based on 1991 to 2001 growth of 8000 people, vs DT Vancouver's 45 000/sq. mile. The Station Square development alone will add close to 3000 new residents to Metrotown. Add to that the 7 towers that are proposed or under construction, and the very likely redevelopment of Old Orchard and Metrotown parking lots, that's another 7 towers. There are other less obvious properties that will be developed as well.

In 20 years it is very likely Metrotown's 1 sq. mile population will be above 40 000 people.

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People that believe Vancouver has the densist population per square mile downtown than other cities in North America are unfortunately 1) believing the media hype they read in tiny little uninformed snippets and/or 2) haven't actually looked at the facts.

Most people compare all of Manhatten to just the West End in Vancouver. If you take just the West End, the density is give or take 28,000 people per square mile. You compare that to ALL of Manhatten and it has an average of 27,000. So then people go WAIT SEE Vancouver is more dense.

But that's like comparing a 1 square mile block for density in 1 city vs the entire country of Mexico then claiming LOOK Vancouver is denser than Mexico!!!

When you look at the same sized area of the West End in Manhatten and then take density checks, you can find a few areas in Manhatten that have population densities of 200,000+ per square mile. That's 10 times that of the West End.

Hell if you look in other cities you can also find densities in small pockets larger than the west end that take up the same amount of space.

I think downtown Vancouver as a whole has the overall 3rd most density of any downtown core in North America with San Fran and New York topping the 2 and 1 spots. At least it did a few years ago. That may have changed.

But to suggest that Vancouver is anywhere near Manhatten... that's a stretch. They also seem to forget the fact that the West End has had barely anything build in 30 years. Most of the increased densities have happened around Yale Town et. al. in recent years.
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Equipment and crew are on site at the old Thai House location, clearing out the ground floor and 2nd floor. Small scale demoliton/renovation is being done. Maybe building a Sales Centre?
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Equipment and crew are on site at the old Thai House location, clearing out the ground floor and 2nd floor. Small scale demoliton/renovation is being done. Maybe building a Sales Centre?
That's what I assume as well.
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An accident that happened at Station Square 24 years ago was briefly mentioned tonight in CBC The National during the report on the Algo Centre Mall roof collapse in Ontario. These 2 accidents were quite similar.
For those who are interested, you can check out the video http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV%20S...ID/2250712583/ segment at 12:00-12:30
The accident was also mentioned in page 2 of this thread with a web link.

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It's been talked about on and off before.

Here is a report on it:
http://failures.wikispaces.com/Save-...e,+Burnaby,+BC

The main difference is that Station Square was just opening when this accident happened, where the recent case seems to be from lack of proper maintenance so far...
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My guess will be corrosion at the joists holding the parkade roof from all that water seepage.
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For the Save-on-Foods, if you go in the store you can see the rods that were added to stabilize the ends of each truss.
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Closing notice has been posted at Red Robin. Their last day of business is July 8.
So it seems a matter of time before TD bank will also vacant the location next to Kingsway.

Let the demolition starts!
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So if Red Robin and Boston Pizza are getting the toss, are any business going to stay open during destructio- er, I mean, "construction"?
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Closing notice has been posted at Red Robin. Their last day of business is July 8.
So it seems a matter of time before TD bank will also vacant the location next to Kingsway.

Let the demolition starts!
That sucks, there is the cutest Japanese girl that works at that TD branch...use to use that branch all the time when I was in Metrotown.
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That sucks, there is the cutest Japanese girl that works at that TD branch...use to use that branch all the time when I was in Metrotown.
May be the staffs will get transferred to another branch nearby.

Also Red Robin might try to reopen in another location in the area, based on my interpretion of the wording in the notice.
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That sucks, there is the cutest Japanese girl that works at that TD branch...use to use that branch all the time when I was in Metrotown.
LOL ... any pics?

glad to see this puppy moving fast!
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LOL ... any pics?

glad to see this puppy moving fast!
haha, sadly no pics
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