City council unanimously endorsed a plan Tuesday night to create a high-density, mixed-use neighbourhood of about 7,000 people around BC Place Stadium and GM Place on the final undeveloped section of the former Expo lands.
The controversial concept includes a new civic plaza plus four million square feet of residential space and 1.8 million square feet of office space.
What it doesn’t include is the 2.75 acres of park space per 1,000 people that city council holds as a goal.
So less parkland, but parks are green right, and city council wants Vancouver to be the “greenest city” right? …few parks in this development sadly.
As proposed, densities in northeast False Creek will be among the highest in the downtown peninsula, the report said, noting the high-density push is being driven by the city’s goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020.
Will this be a success? Will it result in a Vancouver’s first ghetto thus making us truly an international city complete with concrete all rental ghetto?