Neighbours in the Vancouver area of Grandview Woodlands tried several times to meet with former Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart to express their concerns regarding the megatowers proposed for the Safeway site at Broadway in Commercial. Mayor Stewart would not meet with them, but did make ample time to meet with the developer of the site.
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.
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.