Originally Posted by hollywoodnorth
thanks for the link...........all I can say is WTF?
"Proximity of stadium to areas of Port Lands with future residential development potential will have liveability impacts (noise, views, shadowing)"
"No development over the tracks east of The Landing building for the foreseeable future."
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so let me get this straight....... Residential Won't Work........OK no probs there...................
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm is it just me or is the #1 issue facing downtown Vancouver a shortage of office space and sites for large plate office towers.......................
am I the only person who can logically put 2 and 2 together.
That land is PERFECT for office towers.........no streets yet so floor plates could be large and well located..........waterfront and mountain views.........jesus sometimes I wonder whats wrong with city staff.
Yes, I think there needs to be a purging of the City staff when it comes to these issues, come on Brent, just fire these clowns who would erode the tax base, prevent the further development of the economy. A 1 million sq. foot office development right by the waterfront would probably fill up by the time it was completed. There are a lot of firms downtown that need to find some room to grow. Even where I work we've got a bit less than 3 floors in a AAA building downtown and we're bursting at the seams right now, but there really isn't anywhere for us to go, I think in a couple years we'll probably have to find some smaller space near by to put a department or two but even then its really a far from ideal situation, basically a last resort.
There are actually plenty of sites around the core that could be re-developed for larger office buildings but the city really needs to relax its zoning, I honestly think Office use in the core needs to be encouraged the way heritage preservation is encouraged, i.e. bonus density. There is significant value in having a larger amount of office space downtown, in terms of servicing it with transit infrastructure, etc. than the alternative where residential development takes precedence and people drive to their jobs in Burnaby and Richmond.