Can we build high density neighbourhoods without building towers? A Community Forum will be held in Mount Pleasant where the Rezoning Hearings for the 19-storey RIZE Development at Main and Broadway are showing overwhelming neighbourhood opposition for tower forms outside the downtown. Come and join the discussion with a panel of experts.
Date: Monday, March 19, 2012
Place: St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 2881 Main Street at 13th Avenue.
Time: 6:45 – 9 p.m.
Residents Association Mount Pleasant (RAMP) is organizing a Community Forum to look at positive alternates to tower form development for neighbourhood densification. Guest speakers include urban design specialists Lewis N. Villegas, Professor Patrick Condon and Jim Lehto.
Lewis N. Villegas will discuss the new planning paradigm in a multi-media presentation entitled “The Density Fallacy”. Professor Patrick Condon of UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will discuss options to towers that are more resilient, affordable, and compatible with existing neighbourhood character. Jim Lehto, former City of Vancouver Downtown Development and Policy Planner, will explore possible alternatives within C3A zoning. Finally speakers from RAMP will summarize the Rize Rezoning now before City Council at the ongoing Public Hearing.
Read the Vancouver Courier report on the evening here.