Using a Freedom of Information request to the City of Vancouver, the “No Megatowers at Safeway” citizens’ group recently received documentation detailing the extent of community opposition sent to the city, concerning the proposal to develop three luxury mega-towers and a sprawling Safeway store at Broadway and Commercial in Vancouver.
Safeway site project an example of how Vancouver uses and abuses public input, says article
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.
Modified Safeway Site Plan Fails to Address Community Concerns
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.
Graphics used by Safeway developers distort and misrepresent, says article
“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.
Revised Safeway Megatower Plan a Failure
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.
Luxury megatower proposal is dangerous to local affordability warns citizens’ group
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.