Originally Posted by FazDeH
Any units facing south would actually have one hell of a view of the city, well from 8 floors up or so, if I know my topography and tree line.
Is the reason this development is happening here because land is much cheaper on the edge of the Urban growth boundry? I could think of many places 15 stories would infill wonderfully.
Ya, I'm always wondering about these urban/rural fringe apartment towers myself. London seems to have a habit of building them. There's the ones around Wonderland and Southdale, new one at Hyde Park, and the one just down the road from this proposal on Richmond. I suppose it's better than low density sprawl, but I'm pretty sure that urban living is never what crosses these developers minds (parking lots, often surrounded by big box stores or new subdivisions). Do many other cities build sizeable apartment buildings next to farms?