As far as mixed-use redevelopment proposals go, it couldn't be worse. Yay, surface parking gone... but for this? Christ. Might as well keep the parking lot until these developers smarten up.
Agreed. I was optimistic about Co-op's redevelopments initially, but it is clear that they want to remain a suburban grocery store first, a developer or anchor second. Perhaps that's not surprising -as it is what they are - but doesn't bode well for any of their sites to truly contribute to the development of urban vibrancy and integrated into their surrounding neighbourhoods. Most disappointing is Brentwood, followed by this site given it's prominence in a redeveloping area with a BRT being constructed immediately adjacent.Doesn't surprise me. All of the Co-op redevelopment plans have looked like shit so far.