Category Archives: Downtown Eastside

219 Main Street

When the City of Vancouver developed a new plan for the Downtown Eastside, many areas saw zoning changed to encourage market and non-market rental buildings. As a result, only very modest strata density was allowed, but nevertheless, this five unit … Continue reading

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829 Powell Street

This project is pushing the boundary of the area we cover (the Metro Core, pretty much) but it’s an intriguing building that has certainly changed the appearance of the industrial area. As more and more small housing units get built, demand … Continue reading

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450 Gore Avenue

Here’s a new completed market rental building on the Strathcona / Chinatown edge, first proposed four years ago. 450 Gore Avenue was a long-abandoned gas station site, and this rezoning designed by Gair Williamson has 81 small market rental units. The … Continue reading

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835-837 East Hastings Street

The design of this non-market seniors project isn’t particularly exciting, but given the location, and the budget available that’s not at all surprising. The use is the most important aspect of this building; 39 social housing units for Chinese seniors … Continue reading

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288 East Hastings Street

We first published this proposal for the corner of Gore Avenue and East Hastings in the fall of 2015. It was the first to emerge from the Downtown Eastside Plan under the new DEOD zoning rules that only permit rental housing – and … Continue reading

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325-333 Carrall Street

Although it hasn’t shown up on the City’s website yet, this is an infill project proposed for a tight site in Gastown. Once the location of the Louvre Hotel, there’s now a vacant site and a propped up heritage building … Continue reading

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129 Keefer Street

Developer James Schouw proposed an infill development on Keefer Street, on a 25 foot wide lot. This building was proposed in early 2017 for the next door but one lot, 50 feet wide, and designed by Stantec Architecture. Since then the initial version of the project … Continue reading

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