Uhh, the other side of the street is mostly retail. I am with G-Man, this is incredibly stupid that they didn't include active retail (or something). Apparently there were zoning issues and issues with building ownership, etc. if they had retail
Unpopular opinion warning. There's something to be said about not having the Quadra Village urban fabric merge with the Hillside/Douglas urban area. If the landscaping is appealing this could be a nice oasis. But the overall design is very generic institutional.