View Corridor

View Corridor | civic intangible | Views of the city, the ocean and the North Shore mountains are protected by development guidelines. Vancouver has 27 of these “view corridors”. First introduced in the late 1980s, the rules allow for super tall buildings only if they don’t interrupt arbitrarily sacred sight lines.

Usage: “Protecting a view corridor is just one of the many ways in which City Hall can take a brave stand against the developers who bankroll them…”

See also: Chump Tower.

There are 0 comments

Lexicon

How Generations of Underaged Partiers Have Avoided Cops and Cover Charges in BC

"On our way up to Jones Lake on Sunday we had to wait for a slow convoy of hungover bush party survivors to pass..."

Lexicon

How Vancouverites Know a Targeted Hit on a Gangster Has Just Gone Down

"Like sunshine after rain and dawn after dark, a report of a burning vehicle usually means a gangster has just been shot at."

The Dusty Rainbows That Sometimes Lead to Pots of Camping Gold

The FSRs closest to population centres are commonly used as a means for city dwellers to access free and remote campsites.

The Unkind Name Some American Border Town Residents Call Deal-Seeking British Columbians

"It's hard to blend in and avoid being outed as a Milk Piranha when your license plate gives the ballgame away..."