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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 4:28 PM
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Apparently, the reason for the reduction in height may be even more absurd than that.

This proposal (even when reduced in height) will extend into a city-made viewcone. Therefore, if this project proceeds, it will constitute a rare exception to the city's rigidly-applied viewcone policy. But in addition to obstructing a protected slice of the mountains, the taller version would have extended into some of the empty air above the top of the mountain ridge. The shorter version, by contrast, will still block the same protected slice of the mountains but stop short of extending into the empty air above the top of the mountain ridge. Apparently, the idea is that obstructing a protected view of the mountain may be supported by the city in this case but blocking the view of the empty air above it will not. So, the reduction in height is for the sake of our view of the empty air above the mountain, not the mountain itself.

But if someone knows better, then hopefully they can set the record straight.
If true, then this validates one of the many of my reasons for not pursuing a Masters degree in Planning. I saw the writing on the wall almost 30 years ago. Planners exist in a bubble largely filled to the brim with blindness-causing principles.
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 3:48 AM
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If true, then this validates one of the many of my reasons for not pursuing a Masters degree in Planning. I saw the writing on the wall almost 30 years ago. Planners exist in a bubble largely filled to the brim with blindness-causing principles.
To be fair, that's an ongoing problem with anything designed by committee. Ever watched The Pentagon Wars?
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 5:41 PM
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I've seen quite a few of these that include Chinese characters. Not really a big deal - just catering to the demographics of the city.
I don't agree that the downtown population has such a huge proportion of ethnic Chinese residents that the City should "bow down" to their needs. Richmond or Chinatown maybe, but not this part of Vancouver. Totally unnecessary in my opinion.
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 5:45 PM
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Yes, that was the official reason, and yes, it is very arbitrary.

For the record I am not 100% against viewvones, but Vancouver has far too many that are far too strict / low and that are far too rigid (especially regarding sites in and around major transit hubs / stations).
I am 100% against Vancouver's viewcones. I can't see anything positive about them.
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 5:49 PM
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Even Sarah Huckabee Sanders wouldn't read that shit outloud.
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