It is becoming an obvious choice, for first time buyers especially, to choose a condo close to transit.
Anyway Vancouver has succeeded in creating many high density, transit oriented "urban villages" but the missing component has always been the lack of office space in these areas with a few exceptions. It seems that now, finally demand is growing for commercial space, and the low vancancy rates and high lease rates are proof of this. As more office space is built these area will truly become live/work, reducing commute times and increasing quality of life.
Examples of skytrain oriented commercial space in metro Vancouver u/c:
Metrotower 3 (Burnaby)
Originally Posted by LeftCoaster
Brewery District (NW)
Merchant Square (NW)
Marine Drive Gateway (south Vancouver)
Anyways I created this thread so anyone could contribute examples of transit oriented development, new or existing, from their cities, so please feel free to participate!