Category Archives: Burrard Slopes

Seaforth Armoury addition

This project, as far as we can tell, never obtained a Development Permit. It was built by Carillion Construction for Defense Construction Canada, and the public announcement of the project (after it had already started) said the new building would cost around … Continue reading

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1819 West 5th Avenue

The first version of this project was submitted in June 2014. We noted it was a ‘remarkably bold architectural proposal’ on the northwest corner of Burrard and West 5th Avenue. The architects were Yamamoto Architecture, and the Urban Design Panel reviewed the project, and unanimously … Continue reading

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1600 West 6th Avenue

This rental housing project was just approved as a rezoning. It’s under the City’s Rental 100 program planned for Burrard Slopes, just across the lane from a new non-market housing building. Designed by W T Leung Architects, if it goes ahead … Continue reading

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6 & fir

Here’s a recently completed Henriquez Parners project for Westbank. Architect Gregory Henriquez said it is “the most beautiful residential building I have ever designed”. It has a curved face looking out to English Bay, with a more conventional streetwall facing … Continue reading

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Kits 360

Although the City of Vancouver’s website no longer has anything as useful as a neighbourhood area map, the Open Data catalogue still has the area boundaries which confirm that Rennie Marketing were taking a bit of a liberty calling this … Continue reading

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Radius – W4th and Fir

Back in June 2012 we suggested Ledingham McAllister were obviously quietly confident of getting a development permit for their next project at West 4th Avenue at Fir Street. We said that because they were running advance notices in the Condo Guide and on their … Continue reading

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1601 West 7th Avenue

Another of the City / Province non-market housing projects has been completed. This one is a 9 storey building that sits next to the Fir Street off-ramp at the southern end of the Granville Bridge. There are 62 units in the … Continue reading

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