Protecting Views of Natural Landscapes

With new skyscrapers planned for Vancouver, some citizens are getting worried about preserving the mountain views. Not to worry, says planning director Brent Toderian.
December 20, 2010, 11am PST | Tim Halbur
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Heights of 500-700 ft. are being discussed for a handful of sites around downtown Vancouver.

"Brent Toderian tried to dampen concerns, saying any developers who want their buildings to hit or exceed the city's proposed height limits would have to go through a rigorous public hearing process.

But even then, he said, the likelihood that most of those seven identified sites will be built on in the near or mid-future is unlikely. And the one site in the downtown identified as having a potential 700-foot tower on it -- at the corner of Burrard and Georgia Streets -- already has a 19-storey office tower."

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Published on Monday, December 20, 2010 in The Vancouver Sun
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