Monthly Archives: January 2016

535 Granville Street

Most of the blocks up the hill to the south of here are part of the Pacific Centre Mall. This building stands alone, and was originally built in the mid 1980s, designed by Charles Bentall, Architect, which would suggest it might … Continue reading

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Ellsworth – 2290 Main Street

  We first featured 2290 Main Street at the end of January 2013, and showed the picture (below) of the model of the building in the fall of that year. Council approved the rezoning, it received a Development Permit and sales started as … Continue reading

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1661 Davie Street

There are already two rental residential towers approved on this block, one to the north, and one across the street. Now Westbank have submitted an application for two more towers located on top of a redeveloped Safeway store. This is … Continue reading

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288 East Hastings Street

We first published this proposal for the corner of Gore Avenue and East Hastings in October last year. It’s the first to emerge from the Downtown Eastside Plan under the new DEOD zoning rules that only permit rental housing – … Continue reading

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1380 Hornby Street

Grosvenor Americas, the North American arm of the Duke of Westminster’s property empire have submitted a rezoning application for a very sharp looking tower to sit on a small site where Hornby meets Pacific. Formerly the home of Il Giardino … Continue reading

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The One A – West First Avenue

We noted a few weeks ago that Pinnacle’s ‘The One’ had completed their first building, but the second was still being finished. So here it is; one of the most dramatically pointy buildings we’ve seen – a feature that wasn’t … Continue reading

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745 Thurlow Street

It’s taken a while, (four and a half years since we posted here) but Bentall Kennedy have finally completed their office project on Thurlow Street, a 300′ tall 400,000 sq ft tower that replaced a less than gorgeous parkade beside … Continue reading

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