Developer to revise controversial project proposal in Vancouver’s Chinatown

The Globe and Mail reports:

Vancouver’s planning director says he believes the developer trying to build a controversial project in Chinatown will come back with a vastly improved design that the city can approve. … But that is completely at odds with what some of the most vocal opposition groups want: They don’t care if the building is better designed if it remains a condo building. “It’s about the substance of it as opposed to the façade,” said Sophie Fung, a spokeswoman for the Chinatown Action Group, a new activist organization of young second- and third-generation Chinese-Canadians.

What lessons can Chinatown stakeholders and developers learn about collaboration and planning from Vancouver’s rejection of this redevelopment bid? We look forward to reading your thoughts in the comments section below.

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