Author Archives: ChangingCity

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 171,652 sq ft of space, with … Continue reading

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2975 Oak Street

The Van Arsdel apartments were built in 1928, designed by Townley & Matheson (who also designed City Hall and the Stock Exchange, among many other projects). The building featured poured concrete walls with applied decoration, so it still looks very … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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58 West Hastings Street

This rezoning in the Downtown Eastside has been anticipated for some time. The site is big, and has been vacant for several years. It was last owned by Concord Pacific, who designed a condo project here, but some years later … Continue reading

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102 E 4th Avenue and 110 East 5th Avenue

Here are two development applications on nearby sites, both designed by Henriquez Partners Architects to meet the new Mount Pleasant tech zoning areas (I1-A and I1-B). The 4th Avenue building would be an 8-storey mixed-use building with just under 150,000 sq. ft. of space, 30,000 … Continue reading

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design

The design of the new campus for the Emily Carr University of Art + Design was unveiled in April 2017. Now it’s completed, and occupied. There’s a single building at the end of 1st Avenue, parallel with Great Northern Way. The render … Continue reading

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95 East 1st Avenue

Here’s the second building built as part of the Concert Properties development in south East False Creek known as The Creek. It is on the corner of Quebec and 1st Avenue, and is a 15-storey non-market building that will now be … Continue reading

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