Comment 82241

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted October 25, 2012 at 18:37:56 in reply to Comment 82236

Yes, the current proposal includes the vacant land. But it seems to me that converting six streetwall storefronts into a single glass curtain for one store is not efficient use of the King Street facade. And above that a parking garage? If the proposal had street level retail with 2 or 3 storeys of condos facing King then at least I could believe that they cared about utilizing the frontage on Gore Park.

But as it stands, what they are proposing is a development focussed on Main and James, and plunking the ass end of it on Gore Park.

What I'm saying is: build the front, forget the ass, and put those buildings back into use. Or how about building a code compliant rear staircase and converting the upper levels into higher end condos to complement the tower that will face Main?

In other words, how about giving a shit instead of wasting these buildings on the least important part of the development.

Grocery stores don't need facades. It's a waste.

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