Monthly Archives: September 2017

450 Railway Street

The zoning for ‘Railtown’, the Downtown Eastside industrial area around Railway Street was recently re-worked as ‘I-4’. Here’s the first project to reflect that zoning change, designed by Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture (MGBA). Buildings can now potentially have five times … Continue reading

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124 Powell Street

This narrow lot has a proposal for 20 units of affordable housing to be developed by MPA Society, already based in Gastown next door to this currently vacant site. The Society works to support people with serious and persistent mental … Continue reading

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138 East 8th Avenue

The Urban Design Panel have already reviewed, and supported this innovative housing project in Mount Pleasant. The innovative aspect is to use stacked modular construction. It isn’t the first project in the city to use this approach, and there are … Continue reading

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Seaforth Armoury addition

This project, as far as we can tell, never obtained a Development Permit. It was built by Carillion Construction for Defense Construction Canada, and the public announcement of the project (after it had already started) said the new building would cost around … Continue reading

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1819 West 5th Avenue

The first version of this project was submitted in June 2014. We noted it was a ‘remarkably bold architectural proposal’ on the northwest corner of Burrard and West 5th Avenue. The architects were Yamamoto Architecture, and the Urban Design Panel reviewed the project, and unanimously … Continue reading

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