Here’s another Robson Street tower proposal. This is a proposed rezoning, and it’s at the eastern end of the street where the Catholic Charities building currently sits (once the Northern Electric Company Building, built in 1928 and 1947). The existing Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel will be relocated (possibly to Seymour Street).
The proposal is by GBL Architects for Amacon, and includes a 6-storey hotel on the Beatty Street end and the lower floors of the restored heritage building and a 290 foot high residential tower over the 86 room hotel. There would be 131 residential units, with 71 2-bed and 18 3-bed.
The restoration of the Northern electric building (which was built in two phases) is unusual because the proposal includes all four walls – not just the front façade. There will be alterations to create retail frontages for what are likely to be restaurants, given the location and the hotel upstairs.