(Source: The Province)

Some West End residents are outraged over a proposed 22-storey residential tower in what is already Canada’s densest neighborhood.

Last week, notices went out to residents living in a two-block radius of St. John’s United Church on Comox and Broughton informing them that the unused church, purchased in September for $4.25-million by Westbank Development and Peterson Investment Group — the duo behind the landmark Shangri-la Hotel — is going to be replaced by a high-rise comprised of 180 apartments, 13 townhomes and 81 parking spots.

All residential units would be rentals.

“It’s a disappointment,” said Maris Pavelson, who has lived in the neighborhood for 23 years.

Read Cherly Chan’s full article “West Enders upset at planned 22-storey rental tower in their midsts” in The Province (November 8, 2009).

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