Monthly Archives: June 2017

728-796 Main Street

After much delay, this is finally a rezoning proposal. It’s for a site that’s one of very few where the Downtown Eastside Plan allows the possibility of 150 feet tall buildings, on the corner between V6A and Ginger. The opportunity … Continue reading

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177 West Pender Street

The City of Vancouver have owned this vacant lot on West Pender Street since 2014 when they became owners as part of the Millennium Properties bankruptcy. Now there’s a proposal to rezone it for non-market housing, designed by DYS for … Continue reading

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801 Main Street

Here’s another rezoning related to Northeast False Creek. Designed by Perkins + Will for the City of Vancouver, it’s a massing study for the western of the two city blocks that will be freed up for development by the removal … Continue reading

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811 Carrall Street

Here’s the third rezoning proposal for Northeast False Creek. This one is only able to be submitted now, once the decision to remove the viaducts has allowed an initial idea for site configuration (and the initial design for the newly enlarged Creekside Park) … Continue reading

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1668 – 1684 Alberni Street

There are two relatively recent upmarket condo towers here today, one with eleven stratas, and one with twelve. (They each have only one floor per unit). Westbank have held a pre-application open house to show a 39-storey 96 unit tower to … Continue reading

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2015 Main Street

There’s an existing brown brick almost windowless building here. Built in 1947, and altered in the 1960s, it served as a cheque sorting and processing centre for many years. Now Westbank have hired Henriquez Partners to design a medium term renovation  … Continue reading

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2221 Main Street

In March the City of Vancouver unveiled their ‘housing reset’ to increase supply of affordable housing. Here’s an example of what that might look like; a 9-storey rental building in Mount Pleasant. Proposed by Catalyst Community Developments Society and Marcon … Continue reading

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