Originally Posted by jcollins
Is that typically a hard hurdle to overcome?
Not entirely sure to be honest. It is a potential road block though.
"Busy Berliner" perhaps may have some input on this. Height of 25 storeys max for major nodes was approved by Council sometime ago (as a general policy) but BB informs me that the density wasn't.
My feeling from news articles, quotes and emails is that the mayor, a number of councilors and city staff planners are enthusiastic about this project, along with several other proposed "highrise" developments. The developments are all falling within their major node planning and support Council/Regional initiatives such as Rapid Transit (LRT/BRT), brownfield redevelopment, etc.