Monthly Archives: December 2017

1546 Nelson Street

  We overlooked this project back in 2014 when it was initially approved, but it’s one of the first Laneway 2.0 projects completed in the West End. The six unit rental building on the lot, dating from 1905, is unchanged, … Continue reading

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Parq (Vancouver Urban Resort) – 39 Smithe Street

The on-again, off-again casino project for the western end of BC Place stadium is finally open, about a year after it was initially intended, although there are still some last-minute finishing touches on the curtain wall. When it was approved we described … Continue reading

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1555 West 8th Avenue

  The Office of McFarlane Biggar generally design a very sleek, stripped down contemporary look, and in the past have been as engaged designing interior spaces as buildings. They initially submitted this project in the Burrard Slopes residential neighbourhood just off West … Continue reading

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1069 Alberni Street

The Grosvenor building was built a few decades ago, designed by Musson Cattell Mackey for Grosvenor Estates. More recently the building was sold to local investors and developers Kingswood Capital, and as Alberni develops as the place where people with … Continue reading

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Addition – 1155 Hornby Street

We first posted this project in mid 2012 when details and an initial render were released. It’s one of the schemes that hovered in the background for a long time, but it finally headed to the Development Permit Board in July 2012. … Continue reading

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425 West 6th Avenue

This is a surprisingly large office building proposed as a rezoning in the Mount Pleasant area close to the West Broadway and Olympic Village transit stations. Designed by IBI Group for Cressey, the building would have 16,000 sq ft of retail at … Continue reading

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