Category Archives: Downtown Eastside

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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405 Railway Street

This is another project to come along under the relatively recent ‘I-4’ zoning in ‘Railtown’. The architects are OMB (Office of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers) and the client is Niels Bendtsen of Inform Interiors and his furniture company, Bensen, … Continue reading

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155 Water Street

This Gastown project is finally moving ahead, after getting the thumbs up from the Urban Design Panel in 2015. This is a more recent render; the initial proposal is shown below. The façades of the two storey 151 Water St will be retained, … Continue reading

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Strathcona Village – 900 E Hastings

  We first mentioned this project back in January 2012, although ideas had been kicking around for many years. It was given a green light for rezoning in November that year, and a slightly revised design was supported by the Urban … Continue reading

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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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616 East Cordova Street

This is a development permit application for a replacement facility in the DEOD part of the Downtown Eastside. Designed by NSDA Architects, it will be a seven storey building with non-market housing, a social services centre and childcare. The application … Continue reading

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Olivia Skye – 41 East Hastings Street

This Downtown Eastside rezoning project on East Hastings was first mentioned here at the end of 2012. The original rezoning version was designed by Perkins + Will for the Atira Development Society, with two floors of commercial space and twelve of residential above that. … Continue reading

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