Author Archives: ChangingCity

1180 Comox Street

Here’s the lane view of an infill project in the West End, in Mole Hill, which offers an intriguing example trying to achieve densification on a single 33′ x 131′ city lot. There was a single storey bungalow here which only dated back to the … Continue reading

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Eventide – Beach and Bute

Deecorp are usually commercial owners and agents for retail and office space Downtown, so a residential building is a bit of a departure from their usual area of activity. This three unit residential building was proposed several years ago and was … Continue reading

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2525 Carolina Street

This 65 unit strata building is proposed for the corner of Carolina and East Broadway. Two heritage buildings are incorporated into the project; a house is moved from East Broadway to the back of the lot, and the Carolina Building … Continue reading

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1166 West Pender Street

New office projects continue to appear in Downtown. Reliance Holdings are proposing a 358,000 sq. ft. building to replace a rather tired and quite a bit smaller building. The new tower has a small retail unit on the main floor, and … Continue reading

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1055 Vernon Drive

While the Mount Pleasant industrial area has seen a lot of new projects since the change to the zoning allowed more office space, provided industrial was provided as well, things have been slower in the Clark Drive area. Here the … Continue reading

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Ormidale Block – West Hastings Street

The Ormidale Block has been around since 1900. Originally designed by G W Grant, it saw several architectural indignities over the years as the neighbourhood fell from its bustling past. Revitalisation is rapidly improving the business viability of this stretch of West Hastings … Continue reading

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