Plans to build a 20 story tower in the west end met some resistance yesterday, as local residents held a protest against the proposal.
The rezoning would allow developers to build a 20-storey tower on the site and take advantage of the city’s Short Term Incentives for Rental Housing (STIR) program, which includes incentives such as faster permitting process, parking requirement reductions and increased density of the rental apartments.
“It’s completely out of sync with what works in the neighbourhood,” said Godfrey Tait, a spokesman for the concerned residents. “You could maybe have some mixed-market, family-oriented housing, maybe something that wouldn’t exceed six levels, but certainly not another tower.”
The full article is in the Vancouver Sun.