As if the remarkable number of recent new major office proposals wasn’t enough, here’s another rezoning in the Downtown core. It’s not insignificant either – it’s over 400,000 sq ft of offices in a 31 storey building (with 2 floors of retail). It’s just been approved at a Public Hearing for the corner of West Pender and Thurlow Street, on the block that already has the first four Bentall towers. Designed by Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership for Bentall Kennedy it will replace a small existing office building and a parkade. The design and scale is very similar to the Bentall 5 tower by the same architects nearby – perhaps this will be Bentall 5.2.
We updated the post to show the model that the Urban Design Panel supported in 2014. The building, like MCM’s recent design for Bentall on Thurlow Street, now under construction, will have slightly larger floors on the upper part of the building.