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View Poll Results: Based on options for Broadway Corridor Study, what is your preferred choice?
BRT: Commercial to UBC 19 5.65%
LRT A: Commercial to UBC OR Commercial via VCC to UBC 27 8.04%
LRT B: Main St. to UBC AND Commercial to UBC 14 4.17%
RRT: Commercial to UBC OR VCC to UBC 230 68.45%
COMBO: RRT to Arbutus/LRT to Main St via Arbutus 36 10.71%
BUS: Enhanced Bus Service for all buses to UBC 10 2.98%
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2017, 10:33 PM
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NINBY... Not In Ned's BackYard?

But seriously, usually it takes an entire community to hold up or reroute a SkyTrain line. Now two art galleries can do the same thing.
I think a crotchety old person living in a house can do the same thing.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2017, 2:56 AM
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I had a feeling something about the Emily Carr campus was going to cause problems if the renewal of the neighborhood did not.
It's harder to bulldoze a gallery for aspiring and talented artists than it is a warehouse full of asbestos and contaminated soil.
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It's probably all moot because the GNWC trust will probably want to redevelop that site anyways.

Here's the report will all those maps:

http://council.vancouver.ca/20140204/documents/p1.pdf
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Of interest - description of tunnelling (by mining, not boring, not cut and cover) in Bellevue, WA.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...lling-machine/
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GWAC By-election All Candidates Meeting - M Line comments

This twitter user https://twitter.com/moebius_strip was kind enough to live tweet the council candidates debate put on by GWAC. There's some interesting snippets on their feed, but I thought these were particularly relevant.

https://twitter.com/moebius_strip/st...59906172002304
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Q: if we build a subway we're gonna get high rises. Broadway subway, y/n?
https://twitter.com/moebius_strip/st...59948530262017
One City
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Graves: yes
https://twitter.com/moebius_strip/st...60089676996609
Independent
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Murphy: no position but we need something. Light rail, subway, something
https://twitter.com/moebius_strip/st...60225576624128
COPE (endorsement)
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Swanson: more buses, not subway. Save money and build social housing
https://twitter.com/moebius_strip/st...60497766006785
NPA
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Bremmer: housing and transit linked because so much housing is SFH which makes transit less appealing
https://twitter.com/moebius_strip/st...60810497499136
Green
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Fry: we can do better than subway to UBC. Subway -> high rises -> expensive investment properties
https://twitter.com/moebius_strip/st...58578569883649
Green
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Fry: also doesn't own car. Wants light rail to UBC, not skytrain/subway. No more diesel buses. Also need car share in South Vancouver
It would appear the Vision candidate Diego Cardona had already left by this point.
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Vote for Graves, Murphy or Bremmer. Got it.

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It would appear the Vision candidate Diego Cardona had already left by this point.
Not surprised if so. Purely anecdotal, but a family member who works in Cardona's neighbourhood house says he's a useless pretty boy who's mostly good at buttering people up.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2017, 6:43 AM
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You actually think they will have any input on whether a Broadway line gets built. Hilarious.
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You actually think they will have any input on whether a Broadway line gets built. Hilarious.
Given an ability to pick between a councilor that shares your stances on certain issues and a councilor that opposes them, the choice seems blindingly obvious. Or would you rather no-show until we end up with a council full of LRT types like Surrey?
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Came across this article from the Tyee:

Underground Spaces Already Prepped For Broadway Subway Stations
https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/10/16/U...oadway-Subway/

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Both Brown and Doble said that the space beneath Crossroads at Cambie is being used by tenant Whole Foods.

The Tyee called the Whole Foods, but customer service directed all questions regarding the subway space to the city. Whole Foods denied The Tyee a visit to the space.

Two former employees confirmed the existence of the large space with The Tyee. It’s located on the Broadway side of the store and reached through a service corridor by the meat and poultry department. One side of the room is angled, as if for a staircase.

Some staff have a nickname for the space: the subway room. Managers told staff that it was set aside by the developer for Broadway rapid transit, according to an employee of five years.

“I would describe the room as cavernous,” said the employee. “It’s concrete, has a very high ceiling, about two to three stories high.”

She said Whole Foods used the subway room for storage and seasonal crafts.

“Things like if at Halloween they wanted to put craft-made paper bats around the entire store, the paper bats would be prepped there,” she said. “It was the best room on site to make crafts en masse, because there was space for it. You could let the glue on 200 paper bats dry in there because there’s room to spread them out.”
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https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/10/16/U...oadway-Subway/

Note that the article referenced for the 988 Broadway location is dated 2015 and later articles have indicated that the subway entrance will be elsewhere and only an emergency exit will be on that site.

Regarding 988 Broadway - this is from that project's thread:

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There was an article somewhere that quoted the owners as saying that this building / corner was no longer TransLink's referred site for a station entrance - so there was speculation about the Scotiabank site as well as a mid-block location closer to the hospitals.

Repost from the Broadway Subway thread (February 2016):

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The new office building at Oak & Broadway will only have an emergency exit for the future SkyTrain Station.

The presumption is that if the tunnel is under Broadway itself, then the Scotiabank site would seem like the alternate place for a large stationhouse - or it could be at Laurel on Broadway, closer to the hospitals, if the Oak Street bus can still stop in front of the station.

Otherwise, maybe a tunnel under 10th Ave., but that's not quite consistent with this building retaining an emergency exit.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/02/988-west-broadway/


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Plans for the building originally called for the inclusion of a station entrance for the Broadway Subway, the future underground extension of SkyTrain’s Millennium Line to Arbutus or as far as UBC. However, according to BlueSky Properties CEO Dale Bosa, those plans have been canceled.

“It’s our understanding that the station has moved and won’t be here on the site, so we don’t know the exact location… we did have some communication with the City of Vancouver that the station will not be on the site now,” Bosa told Vancity Buzz.

He adds that although a large entrance is no longer needed, the building will still provide space for an emergency access into the underground station structure. Some plans for the building are being reworked, mainly with a reconfiguration of the building’s permanent retail space and expansion of the office lobby. Under the originals plans, temporary retail space would have occupied the corner space designated for the station entrance.

Vancity Buzz reached out to the City of Vancouver for comment on the precise station location. The following statement was received from a spokesperson: “The City, in partnership with TransLink, has been working with development projects along the Broadway corridor to secure provisional access to future stations. The primary entrance for the future station near Oak Street is still to be confirmed at a future stage of the project’s design.”
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http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/02/988-west-broadway/
Discussion here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...62479&page=357
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