118-150 Robson Street

Here’s another Robson Street tower proposal. Unlike yesterday’s at 1500 Robson, 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 to a proposed location on Seymour Street, (so we can anticipate a Development Permit for that).

The proposal is by GBL Architects for Amacon, and includes a 6-storey hotel on the Beatty Street end, and lower floors, the restored heritage building and a 290 foot high residential tower over the hotel. There would be 131 residential units, with 71 2-bed and 18 3-bed.

 

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2 Responses to 118-150 Robson Street

  1. Jon says:

    I like the blend of incorporating the heritage building with the modern tower for the design but it looks like the Back Forty bar will be lost as part of the proposal? That’s a hugely popular sports bar which is a shame. Will the tower be taller than the Hotel Blu tower?

    • ChangingCity says:

      Yes, the Back Forty (as it’s currently named) will be redeveloped. The hotel will have a restaurant or two, and maybe a bar as well. There’s a huge new sports bar in Rogers arena, and the Shark Club has been rebuilt, so they aren’t a threatened species in that area yet.

      Hotel Blu is only 20 storeys, so this tower ought to be quite a bit taller.

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