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Open House: Glass Skyscrapers Coming to Main Street?

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Open House: Glass Skyscrapers Coming to Main Street?

Time: April 12, 2011 from 4pm to 9pm
Location: Heritage Hall
Street: 3102 Main St
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://stopthedevelopers.word…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: open, house, mt, pleasant
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2011

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Everyone is invited to attend an Open House held at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St) on Tues April 12, 2011 from 4pm-9pm on a proposal to change height restrictions in Mt Pleasant that would allow skyscrapers to come to Main & Broadway.
For a list of links to various media coverage (and info on where you can give your feedback) please visithttp://stopthedevelopers.wordpress.com/  

The concerns are a proposed 26-storey glass tower (at 2 to 3 times higher than any current hi-rise in Mt Pleasant) does not blend into the heritage feel of the area and does not serve as a suitable "iconic landmark" for Main & Broadway,  and the expensive public "benefits" in the proposal (market rental units, large retail space & expensive artist space) will push up land value and push out local small businesses, and will set the wrong precedent for future development in and around Main. 
Members from the citizens Mt Pleasant Community Liaison Group say, "Mount Pleasant is willing to accept density but that's not necessarily synonymous with high-rise buildings. There's a difference between height and density, and you can achieve density between 8 and 15 storeys."

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