Author Archives: ChangingCity

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 Broadway … 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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35 and 43 West 6th Avenue

Like #20 buses, projects seem to sometimes come along one behind the other. So here’s another Mount Pleasant industrial/office project that’s also proposing to retain and restore a remaining residential unit – in this case the 1901 Coulter House, which … Continue reading

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2040 Columbia Street

This is yet another Mount Pleasant industrial area project, but one that is very different to anything seen before in the area. Omer Arbel Office with Birmingham and Wood have proposed a six storey industrial building behind a relocated and … Continue reading

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2206 Main Street

While some projects in the Main Street 2nd to 7th corridor are apparently stalled, new proposals are moving ahead closer to West Broadway. Here’s another rezoning for a 65 unit condo building over retail that would be developed next door … Continue reading

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