Rize Alliance Development – Public Hearing for Mount Pleasant Tower Proposal

Figure A shows a rendering submitted by the developer. Figure B shows the virtual model created by the City. Figure C shows a rendering created by RAMP. Image courtesy of Openfile.ca

One of the most divisive proposed developments in Vancouver in a long time is currently being considered by Vancouver city council. The Rize Alliance Properties development at Kingsway and Broadway promises to radically change the area where Kingsway, Main and Broadway meet. An article from BC Business is in support of this development and offers some insight into the issues. The original development proposal was more aggressive at 26 stories but has since been scaled back to 19 stories following public opposition. Notice in the renderings above how the building height differs depending on which party it was created by and their particular interest. The rendering closest to reality is likely the one created by the City.

It seems to me that this location is an ideal place to increase density since it’s well-located close to public transportation along the Broadway corridor and is a walk or quick bus ride to two Skytrain lines. The anti-development types are unlikely to be satisfied with any proposal put forward but many Mount Pleasant residents are watching this one closely to see what the City will allow.

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Fundraiser Garage Sale for Public Dreams – Saturday July 9th at 9AM!!!

Should be some great items available at the upcoming fundraiser Garage Sale for Public Dreams Society. I will be providing some baked goods and coffee to benefit this great cause. Here’s the write-up:
The board of directors of Public Dreams Society is hosting a multi-family garage sale with all proceeds to go to Public Dreams Society, the amazing not for profit art organization that stages the City’s best free public celebrations: Illuminares lantern festival and Parade of the Lost Souls.So many items to purchase (many of them brand new). Too many items to list but some features are refrigerators, baby furniture, baby stroller, puppy stairs, kitchen items, washer and dryer, sporting goods, mirrors, massage table, costumes, cushions, curtains, etc. See you there!

When: Saturday, July 9th from 9 am to 12pm – no early birds please
Where: 626 East 22nd (one block west of Fraser)
Weather: Rain or shine!

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