Monthly Archives: June 2016

One Pacific – 68 Smithe Street

In November 2011, while most attention was on the rezoning of the adjacent casino and hotel complex (due to open in the fall of 2017), City Council approved a rezoning on half of Concord Pacific’s land near BC Place Stadium. … Continue reading

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New Jubilee House

Three years ago, just as City Council approved a rezoning for a privately built 13 storey non-market housing project, details of another similar project appeared. This was a development application for the replacement of Jubilee House, to be built in conjunction … Continue reading

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424 and 454 West Pender Street

These two new rezonings were first proposed in February. They’re on the same block, designed by the same architect for the same developer, but separated by two heritage buildings that are clearly not going nowhere (or the buildings would have been … Continue reading

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611 Main Street

We first noted this proposal following the ‘Historic Area Height Review’ that allowed buildings in very limited locations in the Downtown Eastside to a total height of 150′ back in 2011. Most recently we showed you the model that went to the Public Hearing in 2013 … Continue reading

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1155 Thurlow Street

We first posted this very late in 2013. The West End Plan having been adopted, new development proposals started to appear. This tower had been on the radar for a while, with the rezoning submitted, and the Urban Design Panel giving it … Continue reading

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2106 Main Street

The Mount Pleasant Plan allows projects that could add housing along Main Street between 2nd and 7th Avenues. There have been a number of projects proposed, but none built yet. Here’s a further proposal for the east side of the … Continue reading

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1150 Comox Street

Although the Mole Hill housing project was completed nearly 15 years ago, there are still a few privately owned lots that could see further change. Mole Hill’s collection of early houses was acquired with the idea of increasing the size … Continue reading

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