A vision to animate the area around Safeway is possible. It is an effort that should involve the community. The Westbank proposal does not do that.
Minor modifications to a massive tower proposal at Broadway and Commercial do nothing to address major community concerns around the project, says the NO MEGATOWERS AT SAFEWAY coalition.
The plan is still much too high and a threat to affordability. It continues to jeopardize the future of the vibrant Commercial Drive neighbourhood, the group says.
“Deconstructing Visuals” article shows the shadows cast by the giant towers go further, the buildings are higher and the plaza is smaller than how the developers’ renderings and claims appear.
You may already have heard: the developers of the Safeway site at Broadway & Commercial have revised their proposal. There are substantial problems with it. It doesn’t come close to meeting the Grandview Woodland Community Plan.
Community opposition to a massive tower development proposal at Commercial Drive and Broadway in Vancouver is growing. A grassroots group has formed under the banner “No Megatowers at Safeway” to fight the development bordering the Broadway and Commercial Skytrain station precinct.