Resident group concerns:
A Vancouver housing advocate for the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods, Larry Benge, is speaking up about the proposed UBC Broadway corridor motion.
He says they don’t want the area designed as a transit corridor because then Metro Vancouver’s priorities may override the city’s.
He says if the motion passes, it will keep the surrounding areas around the corridor out of the city planing process.
Benge stresses that the area should be defined as the Kitsilano, West Point Grey areas, which the transit corridor will travel through, not the UBC Broadway corridor.
Another concern Benge brings forth is that he does not want Vancouver to become one homogenous city where 16 story high-rises become the norm.
He says he is worried about how the new developments will fit in with the surrounding neighbourhoods’ and take away from Vancouver’s history.
He says one of the most attractive and charming characters about Vancouver is that each neighborhood has it’s own unique look and feel.