Author Archives: ChangingCity

833 West Pender Street

This project came as quite a surprise. Edward Chapman’s menswear store, next to the old Stock Exchange office tower project, wasn’t incorporated into that development site. It looked as if it would be an unfortunate orphan, but now the Executive Group … Continue reading

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521 West 8th Avenue

Here’s a proposed office building that came as quite a (pleasant) surprise. Musson Cattell Mackey, architects for many of the city’s office projects, designed a 68,000 sq ft building on a small site with single storey retail behind the Cambie … Continue reading

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177 West Pender Street

The City of Vancouver have owned this vacant lot on West Pender Street since 2014 when they became owners as part of the Millennium Properties bankruptcy. Now there’s a proposal coming forward to rezone it for non-market housing, designed by … Continue reading

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Joe & Rosalie Segal Family Centre at VGH

The next phase of redevelopment of the VGH campus is just wrapping up construction. Unusually there was a groundbreaking ceremony before the final design approvals had been issued. That’s partly because it already had an approved Development Permit from 2013, and because philanthropists … Continue reading

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720 East Hastings Street

Here’s a project we first saw in mid 2013. It’s just being fitted out, but is very close to complete. It’s the new full service Vancouver Public Library branch for Strathcona, which will incorporate family housing on the upper four floors to be run by … Continue reading

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688 Hamilton Street

The address is for the Queen Elizabeth Theatre; but it should really be on Cambie Street for the Media Club, the music venue across the street from Larwill Park(ing) lot, and under the plaza for the theatre. Upstairs there’s a … Continue reading

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118-150 Robson Street

Here’s another Robson Street tower proposal. Unlike yesterday’s at 1500 Robson, this is a proposed rezoning, and it’s at the eastern end of the street where the Catholic Charities building currently sits (once the Northern Electric Company Building, built in 1928 and 1947). … Continue reading

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