By Jason Leach
Published November 23, 2011
Back in April, I expressed my frustration with the City over their parking requirements putting the brakes on a great proposed development at 922 Main Street East that would have incorporated an existing building into high quality intensification on a major street in a ward that needs investment.
I just got a notice in the mail for a public meeting about the "revised" plans for that site. Thanks to City Hall, the building has been reduced from eight storeys with 56 units and then seven storeys with 48 units down to just five storeys and 37 units.
Yes, this is on Main Street. For comparison, the same architect just designed a five-storey building - the Hellenic Community Seniors' Residence, which also incorporates an old building - on Strathcona Avenue North, a small, residential street next to Victoria Park.
Surely Main Street should be where we want buildings eight storeys and higher.
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