Originally Posted by LeftCoaster
I love streetwalls but they aren't appropriate on every street, some streets are great with just 2-3 levels.
Sure, but this particular street already has an established urban/commercial flavour. The project sits on a busy intersection with traffic lights, and there is a shopping mall and two office buildings (3 storeys and 9 storeys) directly on other side of the street. Given where the neigbourhood is right now, a more urban form is called for. But when you consider where this neighbourhood (which sits in the heart of Metrotown) will be in just a few years, the use of a suburban form becomes grossly short-sighted.