Category Archives: Chinatown

105 Keefer Street

Merrick Architecture have redesigned a building for this corner at least five times. The four earlier versions were for a rezoning, but after a public hearing that lasted many nights, with considerable opposition to the 120 foot tall project, the developers … Continue reading

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728-796 Main Street

After much delay, this is finally a rezoning proposal. It’s for a site that’s one of very few where the Downtown Eastside Plan allows the possibility of 150 feet tall buildings, on the corner between V6A and Ginger. The opportunity … 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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Framework – 231 East Pender Street

For a while there was a flurry of development activity in Chinatown, although there’s very little currently under construction. We last looked at this apartment building a little over two years ago. For almost 25 years the site had been a parking lot, but in … Continue reading

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611 Main Street

We first noted this proposal following the ‘Historic Area Height Review’ that allowed buildings in very limited locations in the Downtown Eastside to a total height of 150′ back in 2011. Most recently we showed you the model that went to the Public Hearing in 2013 … Continue reading

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Chinatown – 633 Main Street

Here’s the first project completed in the very small area of Chinatown where buildings can be rezoned to 150 feet in height. There’s another project by Westbank next door that’s not quite complete yet. We first saw this scheme in May 2012, and below is the model … Continue reading

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Keefer Block – 189 Keefer Street

  Here’s an edge of Chinatown building that we first looked at when it was proposed three years ago. It was built to the area’s zoning, so wasn’t slowed by the rezoning process, and now completed (with a restaurant and coffee shop fitting … Continue reading

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