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Old Posted Dec 2, 2014, 11:57 PM
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This is exactly one of the thesis ideas I'm kicking around for grad school (though it might have been done already) - designing a regulatory framework that regulates the negative externalities of density rather than density itself. Unless one prescribes to the anti-urban view that population itself is a negative needing to be controlled, I see no reason to impose FSR caps when setbacks, shadowing, parking etc. can all be held to appropriate standards directly and quantitatively.
I've always thought every property should be zoned according to what you can see by walking around at the site from ground level. Set some fixed key zonings around the city to anchor/group different land uses or building heights together, but then let every neighbourhood develop and change one building at a time, and one block at a time.
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That will be nice. Although the original part of the willow care centre was from 1914 (they fail to mention that in the link) with the additions from the 40s.

Picture of it here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobkh/2787285865/
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:29 AM
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new mid-rise on the drive proposed credit:vancouver4life.com

[IMG]http://http://vancouver4life.com/mer.../#!prettyPhoto[1]/http://vancouver4life.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/mercer_home_slider_1-1000x625.jpg[/IMG]

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Old Posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:44 AM
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From Changing City Updates:

Joe & Rosalie Segal Family Centre at VGH


http://changingcitybook.com/2014/12/...centre-at-vgh/
I yawned so hard my jaw cracked
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2014, 7:48 AM
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Courier story on those two lowrise projects on Dunbar - both of which are proposed to have grocery stores.

http://www.vancourier.com/news/devel...oval-1.1662106


Rendering: Henriquez Partners Architects
http://www.vancourier.com/news/devel...oval-1.1662106
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2014, 9:28 PM
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Remember this proposal for 5th and Burrard?


http://changingcitybook.com/2014/12/...st-5th-avenue/



It has been changed:

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the Urban Design Panel reviewed the project, and unanimously rejected the design. The proposal took liberties with the view cone in the area and was also substantially higher than guidelines suggest.
Here is what the new UDP-safe, viewcone-safe proposal looks like:


http://changingcitybook.com/2014/12/...st-5th-avenue/
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2014, 9:43 PM
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LOL, from avant garde to a pile of nothingness, as usual.
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2014, 10:13 PM
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Seriously how the hell does the "design committee" think the new design is better. Can the city get rid of these losers and put some new people in
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Small retail residential project on South Granville @ West 6th Ave.:

http://changingcitybook.com/2014/11/...st-6th-avenue/

http://www.vancouvermarket.ca/2014/1...l-site-infill/

Depending on cladding - it could look remarkably bad -
but it's for a fashion designer, Zonda Nellis,
so hopefully she's on the ball with the colour of the spandrel (shown in the rendering), etc.


http://changingcitybook.com/2014/11/...st-6th-avenue/
New rendering for this one too.
Looks better - the mullions have been beefed up and suggest some "structure".


http://changingcitybook.com/2014/12/...st-6th-avenue/
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The old one looked better
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The old one looked better
Completely disagree.
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Shipping container housing project - Hastings & Hawks:


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle22175009/

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The Atira Women’s Resource Society, which applied for a rezoning for the project last month, is hoping to create 26 social-housing units in the building, which will use about 90 shipping containers stacked seven high on a lot at Hastings and Hawks on the edge of the Downtown Eastside.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle22175009/
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