Focal Point: Carrall Street

A recent story in the Vancouver Sun regarding an 11th-hour reprieve for the old maple trees on Carrall street, between Water and Cordova, made me want to focus on Carrall Street.

I've heard the project called everything from a 'tiny step in the right direction' to 'the great wall of development', the current demarcation of the 'east' from the 'west'.

Woodward's Redevelopment: Looking Forward, Looking Back

The "Woodward's" redevelopment keeps impressing me, despite reservations I have as to its impact on the area. Usually, as developments of this scale near completion, the goals set out and aspirations laid down at the outset slowly fall off the table and become forgotten. That planned park gets a lower landscaping budget. The aspired-to number of non-market housing units become 'financially unfeasible'. Everything I hear of the Woodward's redevelopment reinforces my initial support for the project, even as it towers over the DTES.

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