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Old Posted Jul 8, 2018, 3:31 PM
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Well, I think we can all agree that Shangri-La or even Marine Gateway would be a bad fit for Fairview.
But how do you feel about the Frank Stanzl Building?
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But how do you feel about the Frank Stanzl Building?
Twenty-ish floors is fine. Brutalism is not.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 12:22 AM
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We're getting off topic here
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But how do you feel about the Frank Stanzl Building?

That building is great, both in size, form and interiors in great original condition. Needs a scrub outside and a plaza sculpture though.
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The public hearing is this week. Speak, write or sign if you oppose the heights proposed for NEFC.

Write Vancouver City Council, Government of BC, and provincial crown corporation PavCo to protect Vancouver's public views.

Sign this petition by Monday, July 9 at 5pm.

Oppose the PavCo (777 Pacific Blvd) Tower :

http://saveourskylineyvr.ca/
I don't think that this will be a receptive audience for your group's position.
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Well we should all send our letters of support.

Does anyone have the correct email address to send them to before the public events this week?
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For those asking how to voice support in favor of the proposals / building heights at NEFC, here's the links / instructions.

How to Have Your Say
If you want to speak in person register here.

http://vancouver.ca/your-government/...-meetings.aspx

Otherwise, you can use the instructions below to send your comments to city council: (Note, all personal information, aside from your name and comments, will be redacted by the city clerks).

Include your name (anonymous comments aren’t shared with Council).
The deadline to send your comments is 15 minutes after the speaker’s list closes.
If you send your comments during the meeting, use a maximum of 1,500 words.
Comments are posted on the City of Vancouver’s website.

Email: publichearing@vancouver.ca

Mail: City Clerk’s Office, City of Vancouver, 453 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

*If you want to submit a response to council, and need more instructions, let us know, and we’ll do our best to give you some added guidance.
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Absolutely, but I also think any building under six floors on the south side of Broadway is way too short.

If I had my way, I'd have a mix of heights along the norths side of Broadway with a cap at around twelve floors (no buildings below four floors), and have the south side of the street up to twenty floors. Have this type of zoning running from Arbutus to Commercial.

I'd also give some density bonuses to blocks around the skytrain.
I wouldn't like that at all. When viewed from Yaletown, or from Granville/Cambie bridge, the table top strip would look absolutely ghastly. At the moment, VGH's Jim Patterson Pavillion and a couple of buildings built in the 60s-70s are making the skyline there look tolerable.

View from Granville Bridge:
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Sent my letter of support
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Creekside Pop-Up Park (my pics):
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Seems wasteful. Should just build the actual park instead lol
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Yeah, not a good idea. People will get attached to the temporary park, and when it's time to build the real park, guess who'll be standing in front of the bulldozers? Probably going to get the anti-demolition crowd in on it too.
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A few more showing the lighting & volleyball net. My pics.
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... volleyball net.
Hmmm, sand and needles are a bad mix.
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Sorry to sound negative, but everything in the park will be vandalized (logs with graffiti, etc) or damaged beyond repair in no time.

We used to have another nice park nearby: just at the end of the Georgia viaducts, and now it is full of litter, needles and tents.

Why can't this city enforce bylaws to protect and preserve what's built using tax payer's money?

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Sorry to sound negative, but everything in the park will be vandalized (logs with graffiti, etc) or damaged beyond repair in no time.

We used to have another nice park nearby: just at the end of the Georgia viaducts, and now it is full of litter, needles and tents.

Why can't this city enforce bylaws to protect and preserve what's built using tax payer's money?

https://www.google.com/maps/@49.2774...7i13312!8i6656
That's not really a park though, just a grass field that nobody goes except the homeless and junkies.

The NEFC park will be popular with regular people during the day, so we'll see how bad it gets.

As for sand, there's sand at the new-ish kids playground near Science World, and it has stayed needle free as far as I know, hope this stays the same.

FTR I saw a bum cleaning up some needles yesterday. It was a big mess though, not sure if it was his or somebody else's. I have such little respect for people who leave their garbage of any time laying around.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 7:17 PM
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That's not really a park though, just a grass field that nobody goes except the homeless and junkies.

The NEFC park will be popular with regular people during the day, so we'll see how bad it gets.

As for sand, there's sand at the new-ish kids playground near Science World, and it has stayed needle free as far as I know, hope this stays the same.

FTR I saw a bum cleaning up some needles yesterday. It was a big mess though, not sure if it was his or somebody else's. I have such little respect for people who leave their garbage of any time laying around.
I think you got it backward. It is an unnamed park that most residents don't go to because of all the homeless and junkies. Same thing for Andy Livingston and Victory Square.

I have all the respect for a bum cleaning up after other people, and pretty much the only people I give my change to. But for those that litter out of habit, I'm with you.
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I think you got it backward. It is an unnamed park that most residents don't go to because of all the homeless and junkies. Same thing for Andy Livingston and Victory Square.

I have all the respect for a bum cleaning up after other people, and pretty much the only people I give my change to. But for those that litter out of habit, I'm with you.
The fields at Livingston are busy all hours. Try going to Victory Square during weekdays, it's full of people eating lunch and taking coffee breaks (weather dependent of course).

What's the appeal of that small park anyway? What does one do there? Sun tan?
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 7:32 PM
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What's the appeal of that small park anyway? What does one do there? Sun tan?
Hey, don't go judging "Useless vacant lot beside the viaducts that's not even a park" Park until you've been there.
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Isn't that park at the end of the viaducts about to become the location for more "temporary" shelters? I wonder if any trees will be removed. Too bad sharps aren't magnetic so they could be easier to remove. Perhaps manufactures could put a strong piece of magnetic material inside the plastic part. The things are a nightmare all over the planet. I've come across hundreds of them buried & forgotten in Stanley Park, it's just sad...& dangerous. They don't exactly decompose. And they don't belong out in our natural environment.
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