Originally Posted by CoryHolmes
But it comes with ground-floor retail and commercial space, so that's a huge bonus to the area. Same with the Bosa towers on the other side of 104 and University.
The more street-level retail we get, the better off the whole area will be. Man, it's going to make the D'Corize and it's lovely red brick layout all the more stand-out given it's lack of retail.
I don't disagree, I just think people put too much hype around retail and commercial space a the base of towers. Over 90% of downtown Vancouver buildings have no retail or commercial at the bottom, so people expecting every single building in Surrey to have such are just a tad delusional imo.
I do think that this specific tower, it would be nice to see it match the scale of City Hall and the other Bosa proposal across the street, but at least some is a bonus. Also I believe this is first reading so there is still time for council to do what they did with the other Bosa proposal, and request more size and space.