1068-1080 Burnaby Street and 1318 Thurlow Street

Here’s another West End tower that can be developed thanks to the West End Plan. This is very similar to a nearby tower proposal by the same architects and developers, this is for a 30 storey tower designed by NSDA and now to be developed by Strand Developments with Intracorp. Despite the inaccurate location on the City’s website, it would replace a 5 unit rental in a 1905 house, a 14 unit strata built in 1984 and a 23 unit rental building developed in 1955.

The new building has 82 market units, 24 of them studio and 1-bed and the remainder two bedroom or larger. A quarter of the space will be social housing (a plan requirement to permit the project to proceed). That space would see 39 units in total, with 20 two or three bed family units.

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2 Responses to 1068-1080 Burnaby Street and 1318 Thurlow Street

  1. Greg Arden says:

    Any plans to save the heritage house?

    • ChangingCity says:

      No. It’s old, but not on the heritage register. The application says “a heritage evaluation has been undertaken in respect of the single-family house at 1080 Burnaby Street. The evaluation report, by Donald Luxton & Associates, notes that while the subject house is among the older homes in the West End, its integrity has been severely compromised by subsequent alterations including the application of stucco across all exterior elevations and the removal of the original staircase and entryway. The house received a ‘B’ classification by in the evaluation report and is not on the Vancouver Heritage Register. For context, the West End Community Plan notes there are currently 121 buildings located in the West End that are on the Heritage Register.

      The May 10, 2017 Rezoning Enquiry Response Letter notes that “This building has not been identified as a protected heritage asset. The site is in the Burrard Corridor, which has been identified as an area for growth where new housing opportunities, including social housing, are anticipated.”

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