City of Vancouver has recently granted a development permit for a hirise in the 1241 Harwood Street and is permitting the developer to tear down the lovely Legg Mansion.
The Legg Residence is a grand Arts and Crafts mansion built in 1899 when the West End was one of Vancouver’s most desirable neighbourhoods, but this 115 year-old A-list heritage home will soon be demolished. It will be replaced by a 17-storey condo. Last year more than a thousand demolition permits were issued in Vancouver, many for pre-1940s houses built with a high level of craftsmanship and quality materials. As well as sending more than 50 tonnes of waste to the landfill, each demolition takes with it the history, character and narratives of our established neighbourhoods.
Mayor Robertson and Vision have no appreciation for Vancouver's heritage homes, instead they side with the developers.
Say no to wasteful demoltions and say yes to preservation of our built heritage!
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