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vancouver’s view corridor review exercise missing the point.
December 7, 2009, 9:01 pm
Filed under: commentary

today’s globe and mail includes an article reporting on city of vancouver planning director brent toderian’s decision to allow four new extra-tall buildings on the city’s skyline, including one with a potential height of 700 feet.

the issue at stake is the city’s view corridor’s of the north shore mountains.

by allowing for only a handful of super-tall structures in the downtown core, the city is missing an opportunity to strengthen the existing view corridors with a sound and coherent policy direction. certainly, such a haphazard approach may lead to unintended precedences that could ultimately diminish this city’s extraordinary visual backdrop into the future.


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