Vancouver Thinks About Building Higher -- And So Do Suburbs
"Developers, spurred on by the cost of land and increasing tolerance for density throughout the region, are banging on the doors of the region's city halls to build higher."
"Vancouver, under pressure to accommodate both a hot condo market and a campaign for more office space in a tightly restricted downtown peninsula, is considering whether to lift current height restrictions."
"And even the most suburban of municipalities are opening the door to heights and densities they wouldn't have considered a decade ago. They're encouraged by Vancouver's successful new downtown neighbourhoods, new kinds of residents, including immigrants, who are comfortable with the idea of highrise living in the suburbs, and the current planning mantra that says cities can save the planet by building more compactly."