Comment 68211

By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted August 18, 2011 at 14:41:51

I'm generally against blanket height restrictions and in favour of performance based design codes and assessing individual projects on their own merit. However I believe the City Square project is being done the proper way. It is high enough to give the developers a good return for their square footage but still low enough to fit in.

Remember there are going to be two more towers if and when sales permit. If this was a highrise building, it would be awfully hard to sell out two more towers worth, let alone get the first one off the ground. And what else would go on the block?

I'm all for density and wouldn't mind seeing a few more stories on these towers. In fact they already had to get a variance for the top floor which is set back from the rest. I would just rather see it concentrated in the downtown core where we are so lacking in height. I hate seeing our skyline dominated by the highrises on the edges of downtown, and it's been that way for decades.

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