989 Johnson is a 206-unit, two-tower 15- and 17-storey condominium complex with a six-storey podium. Ground floor commercial spaces will envelop the entire property and two live-work units will be situated south of the 15-storey tower.
Three levels of underground parking will be accessible through a common entrance between both towers. An internal landscaped courtyard will be provided for residents.
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8,978 square feet of ground floor commercial space envelopes the length of the building along Johnson and Vancouver streets.
Oh c'mon, shoe, that's kinda weak.
There's hardly a soul in your photos, is all I'm saying. Across the street the sidewalk is exactly the same width. It's not a big deal.
Perhaps this was something requested by the city, given the increase in dog ownership among downtown residents?
This is a lovely building and I'm thrilled to have it join the neighborhood, but this is definitely an oversight on whomever gave it the green light. Would love to hear the rationale.
CoV Engineering and/or Transportation Department/s would be my guess. Developer would have almost zero say in what the City-owned sidewalk and boulevard looks like, they'd just be on the hook to build it as part of their BP (hopefully... I'm speaking from my development experience in CoRichmond).
I agree that the rationale is probably to encourage larger tree growth, since Vancouver is destined to be a traffic calmed street.
Across the street the sidewalk is exactly the same width. It's not a big deal.
And there's a reason why there's a desire path in the boulevard, as well as footprints in the mulch bed between the sidewalk and parking lot.
The sidewalk on that side of the street is a prime example of why this one should have been wider. Just my opinion as someone who lives in the area and uses those sidewalks daily. Again, whoever made the decision here to stick with a narrow sidewalk, be it the City of the developer, made a bad call. Simply put.
...Again, whoever made the decision here to stick with a narrow sidewalk, be it the City of the developer, made a bad call. Simply put.
I would better be able to accept the "logic" of this design if the CoV itself, barely a year ago, hadn't re-built the wider sidewalk and narrower boulevard on the SW portion of this block. Of course when it comes to pretty much anything to do with the Vancouver Street corridor, logic is not on the city's agenda.
That wide section of grass adjacent to 989 is going to have a "desire path" trampled into it within a year.
...the rationale is probably to encourage larger tree growth, since Vancouver is destined to be a traffic calmed street.
Sounds about right. The calmest downtown street is targeted for traffic calming, many of the street's existing mature trees have earned the Victoria chop, narrow sidewalks are being awkwardly introduced in order to facilitate new trees, and the new trees will (hopefully) lend the street some calm.
Now every Victorian just needs to conveniently forget how we all extolled and enjoyed the inherent calmness of Vancouver Street for decades prior to today.
Even if we accept the contradictory premises of this mission, how the heck could wide (or even normal-width) sidewalks not be an essential ingredient of the calming blend? Shouldn't pedestrians be consideration #1 in any legitimate crusade to calm an area? Or are we saying the pedestrian traffic was so intense along there that it also needed to be calmed?
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