Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lightworks – 22 East 5th Avenue

The Urban Design Panel review this Mount Pleasant industrial/office project, and sent it away for further design work. Now re-worked, christened ‘Lightworks’ and apparently approved, the project incorporates the façade (or the corner) of a 1930s industrial building with manufacturing … Continue reading

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717 Davie Street

We’ve now got more details on an initially mysterious new development application scheduled for an October Development Permit Board meeting. It’s for 94 residential units, in a 7-storey building, designed by MCM Architects. It’s already been reviewed by the Urban Design Panel; here’s … Continue reading

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Gore and Powell

  This project took a while to be developed, but it’s a great improvement for the neighbourhood. It’s one of the more innovative adaptive reuse projects in the city. The unused pre-trial centre (closed in 2002) has been converted to 96 non-market housing … Continue reading

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The Arc – 89 Nelson Street

This site has had three earlier names; it’s also been 10 Terry Fox Way, 47 Nelson Street and Area 5B of the BC Place/Expo District. It’s half of the remaining Concord Pacific land immediately to the west of the BC … Continue reading

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Rogers Arena towers

We first saw this project in mid 2012, and again at the start of 2013. Below is what we believe is the final version, with approved permits for all three towers. Aquilini Developments are developing the towers to wrap the … Continue reading

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