Author Archives: ChangingCity

530 and 575 Drake Street

Right now there are two social service buildings on the corner of Seymour Street; Covenant House occupy a two storey converted office building at 575 Drake Street and the Immigrant Services Society were in the three storey building across the … Continue reading

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1800 Main Street

Francl Architecture designed an interesting building already approved for the south west corner of Main and West 2nd Avenue. Now there’s a new proposal across the street on the south east corner, also designed by Francl. This is for 131 … Continue reading

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320 Granville Street

320 Granville was another Downtown office rezoning proposed in 2012 to replace an ageing parkade at Granville on the south side of Cordova. Originally a tower was designed by VIA Architecture, following the recent trend of an angled element on the facade to add some … Continue reading

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1002 West 10th Avenue

This is a proposal for a new rental tower in an area that has seen very little development in several years. The site currently has a 2-storey 13 unit rental building dating back to 1945. The replacement is proposed to … Continue reading

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131 Water Street

We anticipated this project for a while, as it has been discussed in various Heritage committees in the recent past. Now it’s a development application which has just shown up on the City’s website, showing two new seven storey mixed-use commercial/residential … Continue reading

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129 Keefer Street

James Schouw has already proposed an infill development on Keefer Street, on a 25 foot wide lot. Here’s another proposal on the next door but one lot, this one 50 feet wide, and designed in this case by Stantec Architecture. … Continue reading

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399 East 1st Avenue

Onni have completed their artists live/work project on Great Northern Way called Canvas. Last summer they submitted a four building development application for a site close by, part of the University Campus rezoning. The initial proposal was for four buildings – two 13 and … Continue reading

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