Vancouver city staff are giving their last pitch to council before the public has their say on the demolition of the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts.
Outgoing chief city planner Brian Jackson says condo developer Concord Pacific will be granted increased density, if the viaducts are torn down.
“It results from the fact that one of their blocks was prior, in the previous scheme was severely constrained by the viaduct’s location; with the viaducts gone, they can now develop that block with a significant building in a way which still fits into the fabric of what’s being proposed.”
But, he says, 400 to 500 units could be affordable housing.
Public consultation begins on Wednesday at 2 p.m.