Former premier Mike Harcourt supports the Building Community Society in opposing the rezoning application of the 105 Keefer area for a 13-storey condo development.

“It’s a huge bulky nine-story building right beside the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden of the Chinese Cultural Centre,” he said.

“Development should re-energize and revitalize Chinatown, but not overwhelm it. This building dwarfs all of the heritage buildings of the Chinese community along Pender Street and it’s just too much.”

「華埠和煤氣鎮(Gastown)是兩個具特式的社區,我們應尊重他們的歷史傳統,不應破壞整體的感覺,更加不應不重視華埠傳統的重要性。」

Mike Harcourt

English media coverage: News 1130, CKNW 

 

Chinese media coverage: Sing Tao