Christopher Cheung in The Tyee has prepared a ten minute video featuring “Patrick Condon, chair of the urban design program at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Scot Hein, UBC’s urban designer and former senior planner at the City of Vancouver ” on a site visit reviewing some middle density projects.
Christopher defines and shows examples of what ‘gentle density’ can look like, acknowledging that many citizens may not know that it can be an unobtrusive addition to the landscape, and can blend in well enough to be relatively unread as new infill. This gentle density provides part of the ‘missing middle’, the density between the well-known single family housing form and the more dense apartment tower. It is this blend of density being considered by the City as a way to provide denser form in Vancouver’s residential neighbourhoods.
It is well worth a view.