MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY 24, 2018
Vancouver, BC - At Tuesday's Vancouver City Council meeting, the Green Party's Adriane Carr voted against the proposed 43-storey B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) tower in Northeast False Creek.
The rezoning will allow the construction of a 400 foot tower that exceeds the current height restriction and will block public views of the North Shore mountains. Councillor Carr submitted an amendment to limit the height of higher buildings to 300 feet but it was ruled out of order.
An overwhelming number of residents voiced their opposition to this project, including a petition signed by over 1000 residents and a letter from the Coalition of Vancouver Neighborhoods which represents 27 community residents' associations. Vancouver has 27 protected view corridors, established by the City to protect the view of the North Shore mountains, the downtown skyline and the surrounding water.
"Council ignoring City policies and allowing the intrusion into our highly valued view corridors sets the precedent for other exceptions. It’s like death by a thousand cuts, each one diminishing the views that give Vancouver its unique character and are so beloved by Vancouver residents and visitors alike," said Councillor Carr.
"The Cambie view cone is important as it is a direct visual connection from city hall framing the North Shore mountains," said Green Party council candidate David Wong, who was part of the original city view corridor planning team when they were established in the late 1980s. "This is the picture postcard that helps define our city and its spectacular setting in nature. Having views of the mountains ensures people maintain a connection to our environment and everyone can enjoy the splendor of Vancouver's skyline."
The rezoning application was approved by city council with 6 councillors voting in favor and 3 councillors including Adriane Carr voting against.
- 30 -
For more information contact:
Adriane Carr - 778-886-4560
David Wong - 604-340-3793