Count me in on approving the highrises...went for a walk out Biggs park the other day...a friend commented on how he didn't care for all those highrises on the waterfront...my reply was " would you rather see homes spread up the side of Mt. Benson ala Port Coquitlam?" Personally I'm all for the increses densification of the downtown, even on the waterfront. The one caveat to that is that access to the waterfront always be maintained, and as has already been noted, not only have the developers maintained the access to the waterfront, I'd say they've enhanced it...just look at the walkway in front of the Pacifica for an example. My beef is more directed towards the folks who chose to prevent the city from extending the walkway past the ferries to the Departure Bay beach...and those were single family dwellings for the most part.
Where the pavement ends"