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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 8:26 PM
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Details on the Taubman development proposal:

http://council.vancouver.ca/previous...981203/pe3.htm
Nice find, thanks!

The retail policy from that report:

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The 1991 Central Area Plan Retail Policy # 5.1 promotes "a variety of viable retail districts by limiting retail concentration". That policy requires a retail impact assessment at a threshold size of 100,000 sq. ft.(9300 m2) . Three current proposals exceed that size. Therefore, cumulative implications for future downtown retail patterns must be assessed (see Appendix A, attached).

This Retail Policy defines objectives for street orientation of retail development in the downtown to serve the primarily pedestrian oriented needs of downtown residents, workers and tourists. Both existing and emerging retail areas are seen to serve these needs. This study should focus on the cumulative potential of these new proposals to contribute to, or detract from, these objectives.
http://council.vancouver.ca/previous...981203/pe3.htm

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The Bay Parkade site would be a great place to see a retail podium with a tower above - but will it happen?

Does the downtown of everywhere outside of CoV still count as the burbs? A lot of areas are building up and becoming quite urban.
I think it'll depend on whether the City allows Holborn to close or divert the alley.
If the alley stays in place, the only way to include a mall corridor would be to have it under or over the alley - but would Holborn consider that viable?

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The Royal Centre plans were from about 2011 I think.
These are from an Avison Young brochure I have.
It would be interesting if the corner banking pavilion were in play.





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2) The Taubmann Group proposed a downtown mall on the current Spectrum/Costco site. I can't recall, but that either died for being too far from the core or because the City did not approve.
My understanding is that the City were willing to consider the Taubman project, and had started to initiate the necessary policy studies by consultants (urban design, retail impact etc) when the executive from Taubman running the project died in a car accident, and the project went with him.

Taubman had other issues at the time, the investigation into the company's head, A Alfred Taubman was around that time. As well as his real estate empire, at the time he controlled Southeby's auction house, and he eventually ended up going to jail in 2002 for price fixing with supposed rival Christie's.
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Thanks for the back story.
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