Housing affordability tied to density | Straight.com

Housing affordability tied to density | Straight.com. Here’s an idea that won’t make many friends in Vancouver.  We’re pretty entrenched in the idea of preserving the view envelope and opposing anything over 10 stories tall.  Vancouver has very few examples of economically viable density projects.  Yaletown and the Concord Pacific lands are an example where increased density also helped to pay for a huge investment … Continue reading Housing affordability tied to density | Straight.com

paulhillsdon.com » Blog Archive » Mr. Robertson, Tear Down the Viaducts!

paulhillsdon.com » Blog Archive » Mr. Robertson, Tear Down the Viaducts!. Paul has some neat ideas for replacing the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts.  I do, however, have some concerns. How are the roads in downtown above are going to connect to the land below?  If you plan to keep a connection for Georgia and Dunsmuir, then you’ll need some sort of superstructure to guide the … Continue reading paulhillsdon.com » Blog Archive » Mr. Robertson, Tear Down the Viaducts!

States may direct Obama’s infrastructure funds to roads

Bloomberg.com: News. This is somewhat sad news, but not totally surprising.  States are eager to fix roads that are in a severe state of neglect.  How did they get that way anyway? In any case, a new future definitely does not include roads to the extent that we have them now.  Cities cannot continue to be based on the automobile just for the sake of … Continue reading States may direct Obama’s infrastructure funds to roads

Federal Money for Local Transit?

Vancouver Sun – December 16, 2008 One phrase:  I’ll believe it when I see it.  I think I share Mayor Joe Trasolini’s sentiment. Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini said he’s been told since spring that the funding has been approved and will wait to see what happens. “I’m not getting encouraged and over-excited with promises any more,” he said. I’ve written about the Evergreen Line … Continue reading Federal Money for Local Transit?