Lights out at Vancouver House. Is anyone home? Who are we building for?


Is anyone home? Perhaps more precisely, the question should be “Does anyone live there”? Just a few lights are on, so what about the other units?

Some people wonder about this building, blocking views, unconventional design, and seismic safety. The site was repeatedly up-zoned in permitted height (started at 225 feet, then under the helm of then-chief planner Brent Toderian who changed the policy to 425 feet, and finally to 509 feet at the Public Hearing). The site for this tower included a parcel of land that was publicly owned by the City of Vancouver, sold to Westbank at a considerable discount.

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