First impressions of Vancouver, boarded up buildings, empty lots, sex shops, sleazy bars- home to pimps, prostitutes, street kids, transients, Vancovuers 2nd largest concentration of rooming houses and SRO's, eye sore. Development everywhere- Yaletown, False Creek, expo 1986. Southern Granville Street is one of Downtown's last frontiers. Downtown South Community Plan 1991- calls for high-density, mixed class, residential neighbourhood around Southern Granville Street, to create a diversity of people, a spirit of place, an alive downtown. Sim City to replace sin city.