Monthly Archives: October 2014

Modern – 1305 Burrard Street

Modern by Amacon has just completed construction on the former Commercial Electronics store location on Burrard Street. A modest (by Downtown standards) 17 storeys in height (due to a viewcone across the site), the final version of the IBI/HB designed tower … Continue reading

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Addition – 1155 Hornby Street

  We posted this project in mid 2012 when details and an initial render were released. It’s one of the schemes that hovered in the background for a long time, but it finally headed to the Development Permit Board in July 2012. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Urban Resort – 39 Smithe Street

We last posted on this project a year ago. Then the on-again, off-again casino project for the western end of the re-roofed BC Place stadium was back (and approved with conditions) with a new Darth Vader design from Las Vegas based Paragon Gaming who … Continue reading

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The Lauren – Comox and Broughton

Initially know as 1401 Comox, then as 1601 Broughton, controversy dogged this West End rental tower (now called The Lauren) since it was first proposed back in October 2009. After its third redesign it was approved after a long public hearing. Designed by … Continue reading

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111 Princess Avenue

We noted that the excavation for this City of Vancouver/BC Housing non-market housing project started just under two years ago. Located on the corner of Princess and Alexander, it’s now just getting the finishing touches before residents start moving in. Until … Continue reading

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South Creek Landing – 2211 Cambie Street

This “architecturally ambitious” project is now close to completion. It received an approval from the Development Permit Board at the end of 2011. The minutes recorded that then Director of Planning, Brent Todarian, said “he was willing to use the term iconic for … Continue reading

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Broadway Central

Here’s an office development on the 500 block of West Broadway that started construction just over 2 years ago. Designed by Studio One Architecture for Orca West (up to now a mainly residential developer) the project, also known as the Neelu Barchra … Continue reading

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