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Marine Gateway project narrowly turned down by urban design panel

June 2nd, 2010 · 11 Comments

I wrote in today’s Globe about the impending review of the giant Marine Gateway project at the foot of Cambie, accompanied by some neighbourhood unease about the size of this project, which you can read here.

Since that appeared this morning, the urban design panel has reviewed this project and voted 5-4 not to support it. I’ll post more details tomorrow — sorry, it’s been a long day — but I’ll just note that no one except architect Bruce Haden, the chair, said they thought the project was too dense for that area of the city, though several said they didn’t like the tower design and/or the massing. Many on the panel said it was an exciting concept and a project that would provide an interesting exclamation point to the end of the line, as well as an urban node outside the centre.

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