Monthly Archives: April 2016

Smithe and Richards

Here’s the proposed final design for a new Downtown South park, located on land acquired by the city for a possible park well over a decade ago. Now with Development Cost Levy funding and some of the Community Amenity Contribution … Continue reading

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308 West Hastings Street

This project has been completed in remarkably short order. It appeared on the Development Permit Board schedule in the summer of 2014. There was previously a single storey former bank here, alongside Victory Square. Here’s the original render of the project, a … Continue reading

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1180 Comox Street

Here’s another infill proposal for Mole Hill, which offers an intriguing example trying to achieve densification on a single 33′ x 131′ city lot. There’s a single storey bungalow here which only dates back to the early 1950s, built after a fire in … Continue reading

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1069 Alberni Street

The Grosvenor building was built a few decades ago, designed by Musson Cattell Mackey for Grosvenor Estates. Recently the building was sold to local investors and developers Kingswood Capital, and as Alberni develops as the place where people with more … Continue reading

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Chinatown – 633 Main Street

Here’s the first project completed in the very small area of Chinatown where buildings can be rezoned to 150 feet in height. There’s another project by Westbank next door that’s not quite complete yet. We first saw this scheme in May 2012, and below is the model … Continue reading

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Vancouver Art Gallery

There’s been much speculation, and relative silence recently, about the fate of the Herzog & de Meuron  ‘stack of boxes’ design for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s proposed relocation to the City-owned Larwill Park site. With no sign of the needed … Continue reading

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