Monthly Archives: July 2014

41 East Hastings Street

This Downtown Eastside rezoning project on East Hastings was first mentioned here at the end of 2012. The original rezoning version was designed by Perkins + Will for the Atira Development Society, with two floors of commercial space and twelve of residential above that. … Continue reading

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411 Dunsmuir Street

  411 Dunsmuir has just received a major makeover – it’s over 100 years old, and it’s been restored as an office and retail building by new owners. It started life as the Labour Temple in 1911 (designed by Thomas Hooper), … Continue reading

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Opsal is easily the tallest tower in Southeast False Creek – justified by the cost of ‘retaining’ much of the Opsal Steel sheds. Designed by IBI/HB, it was actually a much more complex project, where the sheds were carefully dismantled, restored and … Continue reading

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Choklit Park

This is a small infill development in Fairview. It replaces a house that in turn was once the Purdy’s Chocolate Factory. The factory moved away in 1982, and the former factory became home to a live-work studio for both artist … Continue reading

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The Werks

  Here’s the Werks at 555 W7th Avenue, which started sales in fall 2011 and had finally been completed. There was a period of hiatus for several months while contractors were apparently switched. The design by Matthew Cheng Architects has just 20 … Continue reading

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The Flats – 217 East Georgia

  We first mentioned this Chinatown building three years ago. It is a 9-storey, 26 unit residential building with retail and parking at grade. The lot it’s built on is only 25 feet wide, but the building sits next to a lane, looking … Continue reading

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