Monthly Archives: January 2015

MEC Head Office – Great Northern Way

While it’s currently on the outer edge of the area we cover, with the promised new Emily Carr University campus (and maybe an extension of the SkyTrain line) Great Northern Way is starting to see some innovative buildings. The MEC … Continue reading

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Voda – 1661 Quebec Street

This 15 storey 174 unit condo building was given the green light by the Urban Design Panel this week. It’s already rezoned, the first of 5 buildings to be built by Concert Properties in South East False Creek in their … Continue reading

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Spot – 2800 Cambie Street

  Here’s the slightly altered version of the newly named ‘Spot’, seen and OK’d by the Urban Design Panel before it gets a Development Permit. It’s a slight variation on the third attempt to design a building for this site. (That’s … Continue reading

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420 Hawks Avenue

Here’s an interesting project that is now a rezoning proposal. The developer, the Atira Women’s Resource Society have developed a proposal to build an ambitious recycled shipping container housing scheme. It would be on Hawks Avenue behind the totally renovated Rice … Continue reading

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333 East 11th Avenue

  We first featured this substantial rental residential building proposed for the corner of East 11th and Kingsway in June 2013. The design, by Acton Ostry, was changed following an initial rejection by the Urban Design Panel. It was first designed … Continue reading

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Beach Towers

Here are two infill buildings that have taken a while to reach approval but which were finally considered by the Development Permit Board. They’re rental infill buildings slotted in around the 1965 and 1968 C B K Van Norman designed Beach Towers … Continue reading

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155 Water Street

We can finally illustrate this Gastown project. The City of Vancouver’s website has recently added the illustrations, elevations and further details of an office and retail proposal The façade of the two storey 151 Water St would be retained, with three … Continue reading

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