Height increase to 100′ proposed at Great Northern Way. Open House Sept 24, comments until Oct 22

565 Great Northern Way
A rezoning application for 565 Great Northern Way proposes an increase in the height of a future building from 60 feet to 100 feet. The City of Vancouver is accepting comments for consideration in a staff report on this proposed change until October 22nd. An Open House is organized for the following time and place:

Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 5pm to 8pm
577 Great Northern Way (“The Hanger”)

A number of concerns about this proposed rezoning include the following:

  • the sheer mass of the proposed future building
  • a height increase to 100′ (30.5m) will affect views from nearby streets (for example, East 5th Avenue)
  • the loss of large, mature pine trees that line the northern side of Great Northern Way
  • lack of public consultation prior to the rezoning application

For a height comparison, the Lee Building at Main and Broadway is 81 feet in height. The proposed future commercial office building would be approximately 25% higher than the Lee Building and it would have a considerably larger footprint.

565 Great Northern Way

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