Thursday, November 9, 2017

Beedie's Latest (and Last?) Proposal for 105 Keefer Street

The proposal based on the above model was turned down Wednesday by the City of Vancouver's development permit board. It is the first time since 2006 that the development permit board has turned down a proposal.

In response to complaints by an incredulous development industry, urban planner and director of the City Program at SFU Andy Yan had this to say to the Vancouver Sun:

"Design is no longer the only criteria for the permit board. Now the context must also be included."

Which brings to mind another recent article, this one by Pasha Malla writing in the New Yorker on creative writing programs and the "larger social reality" that impacts the stories that many of these programs were designed to workshop.

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