Monthly Archives: May 2017

1133 Melville Street

We have see more office space completed recently than in many previous years – in the past that would have been reason for the development industry to slow down for several years. That doesn’t seem to be happening; instead there’s … Continue reading

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Spot – 2800 Cambie Street

Here’s the built version of  ‘Spot’, approved in early 2015, and now just completing.  It first showed up in April 2012, and was redesigned in the summer if 2013. Council have to live with the design – it’s across the street from … Continue reading

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1055 Harwood Street

Here’s another West End tower, possible thanks to the West End Plan. This is a 32 storey tower designed by NSDA that would replace a 28 unit co-op, sold last year and now to be redeveloped by Strand Developments with Intracorp. The … Continue reading

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Gabriola – 1523 Davie Street

The former home of sugar magnate B T Rogers has seen better days. Named after the island where the stone to build it was cut, Gabriola went from being a family home to a chopped up rental building and then, … Continue reading

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500 West Broadway

The Urban Design Panel have already reviewed this office and retail building designed by W T Leung (who has probably designed more office buildings along West Broadway than any other architect) it has a cut away corner that would allow … Continue reading

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The Post – 349 West Georgia

Various designs and ideas circulated about what would happen to the 1950s Post Office that fills an entire city block. In November 2016 Musson Cattell Mackey submitted a rezoning that would see an office tower, some large format retail and two residential towers. … Continue reading

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400 West Georgia Street

There have been hints that this site on West Georgia would be seeing an interesting proposal. The rezoning has now been submitted, and the design is certainly intriguing. Westbank are proposing to add around 350,000 square feet of office (with … Continue reading

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