8/14/08

Townhouses unwanted: Shaughnessy Heights

(original image by eboy)


The privilege of low-density and "everyone's got a view" (confused? read Martha Sturdy's assessment of Vancouver's architecture here) is difficult to surrender even if it means going to B.C. Supreme Court.

Globe and Mail report.

This is a second attack on townhouse typology (again - Martha Sturdy!).

Is it really that wrong to want to build houses that share walls? For those who argue that this development will destroy the character - note that there were twenty development options. Is the fight to preserve the neighbourhood's character or to preserve its property values? As though anyone but other millionaires will buy into these.

Maybe higher density is only for the proles...

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