The Woodward’s parkades were purchased by the City of Vancouver in 1995 to ensure parking in Gastown, though it was determined that the cost of repairing them would be too great. This article speculates that they will be demolished. It also mentions the costs of repairing other aspects of Woodward’s original architecture, and speculates that Woodward’s may become office space for tech companies. Jim Green, who was still identifying as a “Downtown Eastside activist” at the time of this article, introduces the idea of having the site be combined residential and retail space with a housing co-op. Names mentioned and quoted include Raymond Louie, Ron Yuen, Kassem Aghtai (Fama), Robert Wilson, Jim Green.