1445 West Georgia Street

1445-w-georgia-render-2This tower has been in the works for some time, and architect James Cheng submitted the rezoning application for a 46 storey, 514 foot tall tower in February 2017.

As originally submitted it would have had 128 condos – later revised down to 119, on a tight flatiron site in the Downtown Triangle West area.

The tower design shows it tapering, and all the apartments would be large – the smallest has two bedrooms, and the largest have five.

There are two modest commercial buildings from the 1960s on site today, including the IBM Building designed by Thompson, Berwick & Pratt which is on the post 40’s Heritage Register.

A Council report was written, a date set for Public Hearing at the end of July, and the Chinese based developer provided “a voluntary commitment to support residents who live or work in Metro Vancouver by giving them the first opportunity to purchase new presale homes in the new development on the subject site”. Then, all of a sudden, the project was withdrawn.

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8 Responses to 1445 West Georgia Street

  1. R says:

    They should retain the circle of flag poles on the island in front (it shouldn’t be part of the site).
    Weren’t those flagpoles erected for Canada’s Centennial in 1967?
    The flagpoles at the south end of the Burrard Bridge were demolished.
    I can think of only one other that still stands – at Fraser & Kingsway.

    • ChangingCity says:

      The application says the city are redesigning that junction, so that may alter the current setup, but as far as we can see the proposal doesn’t otherwise affect ‘Flag Plaza’ except that they’re suggesting their public art should go on the pointed end of the island.

  2. R says:

    Oops – and at Davie & Denman.

  3. tf says:

    Is 1445 W. Georgia a previous site of the Vancouver Art Gallery?

    • tf says:

      Also – I think there is a walkthrough pathway between 1445 and 1415 that leads from Georgia to Pender. If I’m right, it would be wonderful to retain that feature. If I’m wrong, then I would suggest it:)

      • ChangingCity says:

        The aerial image of the site suggests 1445 is built right up to the edge of the lot line, and there doesn’t appear to be a path. If there is, it’s on the property of 1415, so wouldn’t be impacted by this tower.

    • ChangingCity says:

      No; the much earlier versions of the Art Gallery were at 1145 W Georgia; that’s the Trump Tower these days.

  4. A says:

    Yes yes yes yes and yes. Beautiful tower.

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