Old Strathcona community groups worry the area’s historic character could be hurt by a 16- or 17-storey building being considered on the site of a 1940s-era church.
The commercial and residential tower is being suggested for the northwest corner of 81st Avenue and 105th Street, replacing the Strathcona Presbyterian Church that closed last September.
“Certainly, the Old Strathcona Foundation would not be in favour of a building of that size that would butt right against a provincial heritage area,” foundation executive director Karen Tabor says.
“If it’s moving forward, our stance would be to strongly be against anything of that height.”
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