In the wake of Ian Campbell’s unexpected withdrawal from the Vancouver 2018 civic election’s mayoral campaign, Vision Vancouver is considering all options, while putting on a brave face. And a somewhat scattered face, as their opponent parties chortle in ill-disguised glee.Read more »
The 90-acre Jericho Lands, a huge greenfield, sits in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood. We all wonder what will rise there.
It’s mostly a former military garrison, now owned by the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Development Corporation, and the Canada Lands Company. You’ll find it amid some of the priciest real estate in Canada, featuring very low density, and very expensive single-family homes. The Lands offer potentially spectacular view sites and nearby ocean-front parks. (Read some background on this site HERE, HERE, and HERE).
Amid the enormous pressure inherent in shepherding an allocation of this multi-billion dollar site, it’s hard to get much of a sense of the possible, ultimate outcome; a veritable bonanza of opportunities to reshape an entire community. What’s to come — cheesy car-centric suburb? A forest of high rises, ripe for speculators? A complete community for average humans — what?
But maybe something beyond platitudes and vague statements is slowly emerging.Read more »