(Source: The Vancouver Sun)

Residents of the West End rallied Sunday against a proposed high-density rental rezoning they say would threaten the character of the beachfront neighbourhood.

About 80 people gathered at the intersection of Harwood and Cardero streets to protest the rezoning application of Devonshire Properties Ltd.’s Beach Towers, expected before city council in the coming weeks.

The rezoning would allow developers to build a 20-storey tower on the site and take advantage of the city’s Short Term Incentives for Rental Housing (STIR) program, which includes incentives such as faster permitting process, parking requirement reductions and increased density of the rental apartments.

Read Andrea Woo and Rebecca Lindell’s full article “West End residents protest high-density rental rezoning” in the Vancouver Sun (March 14, 2010)

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