Beach Towers

Beach Towers townhouse

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 complex at Beach and Harwood.

Beach Towers midrise


One building adds 15 townhouses on the north side of Harwood, (which we haven’t illustrated) while two others would add more townhouses on Beach Avenue and an eight storey building on Cardero Street. They’re designed by IBI/HB, who have produced a number of versions before the style and scale was acceptable. The rezoning, nearly two years ago came with a requirement for “Design development to the new buildings to develop a contemporary architectural character that is distinctive but complementary with the existing residential building while contributing to the character and visual quality of the West End.”

Update – having successfully obtained the rezoning, the owner has decided to shelve the project for the time being.

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