Originally Posted by LotusLand
A rail link down Arbutus would be ideal but a dream thanks to West Side residents protecting their isolation
The development although a bit bland is a good scale imo for Marpole. It's great to see South Vancouver get some love with this and Marine Gateway. Hopefully one day 57th and Cambie could be revitalized and those concrete monstrosities are torn down
A) Those buildings aren't that bad.
B) Those buildings are pretty far away from Marpole, and even Marine Gateway.
C) That's a lot of people to evict for aesthetics.
But I do think this is a perfect Catalyst to get people looking at the Arbutus Corridor again. The development is only 2 short blocks away from the tracks, and there are quite a few newer buildings on the south side of 70th there too. It could be a pretty busy tram station.
But I will miss the classic curved roof style Safeway. That one must be one of the larger Safeway's built in that style. There can't be many more left after this one and the one in Burquitlam are gone.