Category Archives: Chinatown

245 East Georgia Street

The 200 block of East Georgia Street already has an innovative nine storey building on a 25 foot wide lot, called The Flats. Now four years later there’s another building that’s the same width on the same block. This project has … Continue reading

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Sparrow – 239 Keefer Street

Here’s another Chinatown project, this time coming forward within zoning and so avoiding any potentially contentious public hearings. It’s an eight storey mixed use building originally called Keefer Gardens, but now renamed for marketing as Sparrow. It has retail uses on … Continue reading

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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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