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Two Vancouver property developments being challenged by neighbours

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Some people who live in downtown Vancouver are upset the city is allowing redevelopment at Cordero and West Georgia.

Randy Helten, for West End Neighbours, says the city seems to care more about the interests of developers because they fund election campaigns.

“It’s symptomatic of what we see happening in many large developments. A very prominent developer, which is also funding the election campaign, able to ask for a dramatic increase in heightened density. It often appears already approved and have already come to the public.”

The neighbourhood group thinks the proposed tower could make living in the area even more expensive.

The proposed re-development almost quadruples the density of the current consolidated site. The proposal also includes a height increase to 26 storeys.

The development would include two floors of retail space, three floors of office space, 184 condominiums and seven levels of underground parking.