Maddox – Continental Street

maddox 1The part of Downtown South between Burrard and Granville was recently lagging behind the area to the east along Seymour and Richards, where condo projects were developed steadily. Now it’s catching up fast – here’s the first of a couple of projects in the area.

Cressey started marketing Maddox, their IBI/HB designed 33 storey tower under 3 years ago. Now it’s pretty much finished, with a pattern of three colours of terra-cotta panels.

It replaced a ‘meanwhile’ park that was built to ‘provide a community green space’ that coincidentally also avoided a lot of taxes, while the housing market recovered from the 2008 downturn. Before that there was a Travelodge on Howe Street, demolished some years earlier.

The street address is a new one, created to recognise that the Granville loops at this end of the Granville Bridge will one day be removed.

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