A local alderman here wanted to build a "european style" town centre in his ward which is manly suburban and industrial uses.
A total of 3 landowners showed interest in becoming part of this new community and submitted development applications for a total of 22 mixed-use buildings with 2.1 m sqft of residential condominiums, 610 thousand sqft of commercial space and 50 social housing units.
Everything was going great until city planning issues a report saying the density was too high and should drop by a thrid. The developers got upset and revised their plans, cutting most of the commercial space and really just submitting a horrible horrible plan, as bad as you can possibly get following under the zoning bylaws.
That's just my rant for today, hopefully the city will be able to talk some sense into the developers.