Stadium Living

A future housing development is planned next to Vancouver's GM Place Stadium. 'It’s certainly different than the livability we’ve stressed elsewhere,'says Planning Director Brent Toderian.
November 8, 2008, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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"Some 1,200 residential units are expected to rise at the stadium's site at the northeast end of False Creek, a district that Toderian noted will become an entertainment, sports, and cultural centre. At present, this area houses GM Place, the Edgewater Casino, and the Plaza of Nations, which will soon be the new home of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Noise, traffic, and lack of community amenities are some of the challenges future residents will face. Obviously, these housing units aren't for everyone.

'It's going to be a different kind of buyer here,' Toderian told the Georgia Straight. 'It would be someone with a very urban perspective, someone with a high tolerance and even interest for that kind of environment, individuals who are choosing to live in what would ultimately be an entertainment and cultural district. If you want peace and quiet, it would probably not be your first choice.'"

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Published on Thursday, November 6, 2008 in Straight.com
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