RENEE BERNARD (NEWS1130) – Two years ago, after hearing from over a hundred people at a lengthy public hearing, Vancouver city council approved a controversial highrise for Mount Pleasant, with conditions.
The developers have finished another round of revisions and are ready to present them at an open house Monday.
The most controversial aspect of the development for the corner of Broadway and Kingsway is the height of the condo tower, at 21 storeys.
That feature remains unchanged, but the height of the surrounding buildings will be dropped, says Chris Vollan ofRize Alliance.
“The biggest change is dropping the height of the Broadway block by 30 feet, and the Kingsway and Watson blocks by two and half feet, and the East 10th block, at one section, by 30 feet.”
Another focus has been getting each of the five buildings in the project to appear different from one another.
“The block along Watson Street will be three-bedroom townhomes, Broadway will be a brick building, the tower will be clad in wood laminate, which is really cool,” says Vollan.
Though the presentation centre for the project still isn’t complete, Vollan says they’ve already received inquiries from 100 prospective buyers.
The open house takes place at St. Patrick’s church, on 2881 Main Street, Monday, April 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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