An Open House has been scheduled for the highly controversial development proposal at 2220 Kingsway (former Canadian Tire site). The event will be held on Thursday Sept 20th between 5-8 pm at 4875 Victoria Drive (Vancouver Alpen Club). Henriquez Partners Architects has applied to construct 404 dwelling units with mixed commercial development. This rezoning would include three 14-storey towers and a podium that covers the majority of the site.
The article Disrespecting the Norquay Plan on Eye on Norquay notes that many aspects of the recently-passed Norquay Community plan are not being followed. Drawings of the site in the Norquay Plan show a single 14-storey tower (not three), while a large plaza is intended for part of the site (vs. an almost continuous podium).
Further information is available on the City’s website here, and there is also an opportunity to provide online feedback. Detailed analysis of the entire development proposal is contained in a number of separate articles on Eye on Norquay. Westbank Projects was reported to have purchased the property as reported in September of 2011.
Several renderings of the project are included in the city’s website. Here is an example of a helicopter view of the proposal (note the direction and length of the shadows):