Monthly Archives: November 2016

95 West Hastings Street

Here’s another long-anticipated Downtown Eastside project. Holborn have owned the site across Abbott Street from Woodwards for many years. Now they’ve submitted a rezoning application to build a 10-storey mixed-use building with 132 units of secured market rental housing over … Continue reading

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855 Granville Street

Here’s a development proposal that first appeared over three years ago in 2013, but hasn’t been successful in finding tenants for the proposed retail space. It’s a redevelopment of the Granville (formerly Odeon) cinema complex, which will potentially return to … Continue reading

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Roddan Lodge – 124 Dunlevy Avenue

In the recent announcement of new non-market housing to be funded by BC Housing, the largest project was Roddan Lodge. There’s an existing 156 unit building here, built 40 years ago and designed by Waisman Architectural Group. It is described … Continue reading

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625 West Hastings Street

We posted an image of a small retail building proposed for this site last year. It only had two storeys, which was a little underwhelming given the context of the half-a-skyscraper developed in the 1920s by the Royal Bank on … Continue reading

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1715 Cook Street (220 West 1st Avenue)

This rezoning proposal in Southeast False Creek is for a 10 storey rental building with 104 units. It’s proposed under the City of Vancouver’s Rental 100 policy, so would only have 50 underground parking spaces. It’s designed by Chris Dikeakos … Continue reading

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Framework – 231 East Pender Street

For a while there was a flurry of development activity in Chinatown, although there’s very little currently under construction. We last looked at this apartment building a little over two years ago. For almost 25 years the site had been a parking lot, but in … Continue reading

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1529 Comox Street

Here’s another West End laneway 2.0 project, which like a number of others in the area is designed by Ankenman Marchand for Carrera Management. This is larger than some of the other proposals, with 15 rental units on four floors. It … Continue reading

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