Author Archives: ChangingCity

1290 Homer Street

So far, there are no illustrations of what the building will look like, but the Heritage Commission are soon to review a proposal to add three floors to the MacPherson & Teetzel warehouse in Yaletown that sold in 2016 for $9.75m. … Continue reading

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288 East Hastings Street

We first published this proposal for the corner of Gore Avenue and East Hastings in the fall of 2015. It was the first to emerge from the Downtown Eastside Plan under the new DEOD zoning rules that only permit rental housing – and … Continue reading

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325-333 Carrall Street

Although it hasn’t shown up on the City’s website yet, this is an infill project proposed for a tight site in Gastown. Once the location of the Louvre Hotel, there’s now a vacant site and a propped up heritage building … Continue reading

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The Charleson – 1396 Richards Street

We first saw a tower proposed for 1300 Richards (now renamed as 498 Drake Street) in 2012, and it was approved for development a year later. The Charleson is a 43 storey tower that bookends the block; it was submitted at almost the same time and is just completing. Like 1300 … Continue reading

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888 West Broadway

This is already the location of a hotel; The Park Inn. This rezoning proposal would see two new buildings, one replacing the adjacent Fairview Pub, and one the existing hotel. Together there would be 438 hotel units (258 short-term and 180 long-term … Continue reading

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1160 Broughton Street

This six unit infill is part of the West End Plan’s Laneway 2.0 initiative. It would see three 1-bed and three 2-bed rental units in a 4-storey block on the laneway – which now has a name: See-em-ia Lane (named for … Continue reading

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204 West 6th Avenue

Another addition to the Mount Pleasant office and industrial revival, this 27,000 sq ft building is just completing, replacing a small 40-year old building. The panel colour changes with the lighting conditions – in bright sunlight it has a rich bronze tone. Designed … Continue reading

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