Monthly Archives: April 2018

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 have seen an office tower, some large format retail and two residential … Continue reading

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155 Water Street

This Gastown project is finally moving ahead, after getting the thumbs up from the Urban Design Panel in 2015. This is a more recent render; the initial proposal is shown below. The façades of the two storey 151 Water St will be retained, … Continue reading

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Strathcona Village – 900 E Hastings

  We first mentioned this project back in January 2012, although ideas had been kicking around for many years. It was given a green light for rezoning in November that year, and a slightly revised design was supported by the Urban … Continue reading

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245 East Georgia Street

The 200 block of East Georgia Street already has an innovative nine storey building on a 25 foot wide lot, called The Flats. Now four years later there’s another building that’s the same width on the same block. This project has … Continue reading

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Sparrow – 239 Keefer Street

Here’s another Chinatown project, this time coming forward within zoning and so avoiding any potentially contentious public hearings. It’s an eight storey mixed use building originally called Keefer Gardens, but now renamed for marketing as Sparrow. It has retail uses on … Continue reading

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616 East Cordova Street

This is a development permit application for a replacement facility in the DEOD part of the Downtown Eastside. Designed by NSDA Architects, it will be a seven storey building with non-market housing, a social services centre and childcare. The application … Continue reading

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