Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Will the Quayside area be impacted - good or bad - by the current and planned high rise developments scheduled for the Quay and Downtown areas? 

Proposed highrises on the books to be built (that we know of):

1: 1 TOWER 26 Stories: Gyro Building at Carnarvon & 6th Street
2: 1 TOWER New Westminster Masonic Hall at 6th Atreet & Agnes Street 
3: 2 TOWERS Plaza 88 west of McInnes overpass ( Images shows one but two are considered likely)

4: 3 TOWERS Larco Development east of Fraser River Discovery Centre

5: 2 TOWERS Bosa behind Inn at the Quay and west of River Market

 A total of NEW 9 TOWERS to join those already builted or in the process of being built.  These towers will house thousand of more people and likely thousands of more cars.  Cars that will possibly further congest our road system, making movement to and from the Quayside area difficult at best.

What are your thoughts?  Like the development?  Worried about the livability of the area?  Will these new residents take the skytrain and not drive cars?   Is this too much development when there are no plans to build new roads or fix the condition of old ones?  Is this too much within only a few square miles of space?  Is there such a things as a 'view corridor' anymore?  Hass Plaza 88 revied the downtown as the City Council had hoped? 

Share your postivies or concerns.