Comment 92500

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted September 23, 2013 at 11:40:37 in reply to Comment 92494

You found 1330 Marine Drive in Vancouver, not 1330 Marine Drive in North Vancouver (a separate municipality north of Burrard Inlet from Vancouver).

Note that the building is under construction in the Google view.

By the way, I don't think that restricting development to 2.5 storeys is a good idea for any urban neighbourhood, especially one like Strathcona next to downtown and the proposed LRT line. Simply trying to freeze a neighbourhood in time by crude restrictive height zoning is not going to encourage dense mixed use development and it inhibits the natural organic growth of neighbourhoods.

As Ryan has pointed out previously, permissive zoning is better than restrictive use zoning.

It is sometimes difficult to insist on good development projects (as we have found with the 17 storey building on the Thistle site and the broken promises at 427 Aberdeen), but trying to block all denser development in an effort to freeze some neighbourhoods as single family detached residences in certain areas is not the way to go.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2013-09-23 11:44:57

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