Category Archives: Downtown Eastside

131 Water Street

We anticipated this project for a while, as it has been discussed in various Heritage committees in the recent past. Now it’s a development application which has just shown up on the City’s website, showing two new seven storey mixed-use commercial/residential … 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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Main and Union

This still isn’t quite a rezoning proposal, but it is a pre-proposal that’s about to head to an initial public open house. It’s for a site that’s one of very few where the Downtown Eastside Plan allows the possibility of 150 … Continue reading

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105 Keefer Street

Merrick Architecture were hoping that ‘third time lucky’ was true. When it was rejected, they have reworked the proposal again. Here’s the fourth version of  the Chinatown project that we first posted over two years ago. Now reduced from 13 to 12 storeys, and … Continue reading

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95 West Hastings Street

Here’s another long-anticipated Downtown Eastside project. Holborn have owned the site across Abbott Street from Woodwards for many years. Now they’ve submitted a rezoning application to build a 10-storey mixed-use building with 132 units of secured market rental housing over … Continue reading

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Roddan Lodge – 124 Dunlevy Avenue

In the recent announcement of new non-market housing to be funded by BC Housing, the largest project was Roddan Lodge. There’s an existing 156 unit building here, built 40 years ago and designed by Waisman Architectural Group. It is described … Continue reading

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InGastown – 150 East Cordova

Here’s a recently completed development on a narrow site in the Downtown Eastside. Christopher Bozyk Architects designed this 9-storey 60 unit project for a fifty feet wide lot next door to Stan Douglas’s artists studio (that was built in about 2007). We … Continue reading

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