Originally Posted by logan5
So reducing the height at 180 Kingsway really does nothing but shut out potential new residents. If the character of the building is strong then I don't think height matters.
How does it shut out potential new residents? The FSR will still be the same, the units will just be in the low rise portion of the structure not the highrise.
No developer is going to acively remove units they are allowed. They may shuffle them around but I can't imagine a scenario where a developer would underbuild a residential site intentionally.
Jlousa I dont quite understand one of your criticisims, you said you want the broadway side to have a flatiron appearance as well, which i read to mean a triangular tip, but the street does not form a triangle. Do you propose pulling the building away from Watson to form a point at Broadway and Kingsway?
Aside from that I think this project is fine, I don't mind the height at 19 stories, and I think that a change +/- 2 stories would be immaterial. If they wanted to drop a couple floors and keep the height the same, thereby increasing the ceiling height I think that could be a nice change. It seems so few buildings in Van are built without high ceilings, it could be a major selling feature.