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Condo Creep | phenomenon | The slow, creeping infiltration of high-rise condo towers from an urban core into traditionally less dense, lower-rise, industrial, commercial, and/or historic areas of the city (aka Density Creep). Condo Creep is becoming increasingly common in Vancouver and other North American cities, where it is usually the result of expansive re-zoning. Depending on your stance (YIMBY or NIMBY), it can be seen as either a positive thing that creates more housing (even if few can afford it) or the decline of a neighbourhood and the erasure of its character.
Usage | “Since it was re-zoned, the lower Main Street section of Mount Pleasant has seen a lot of Condo Creep coming up from Olympic Village…”
See also: Rennifiation.