Summary: Not only do they not know what they want, they don't even know what they have right now.
it's kind of shocking how much surface parking dominates this area.
Hmmm. Funny how nobody mentions that issue. They're worried that houses will be dwarfed by small apartment blocks, but they're not at all concerned that parking lots are next door to houses. What kind of urban neighbourhood rejects small apartment blocks while embracing surface parking lots? Answer: a messed up one. It's just bananas.