Category Archives: Downtown Eastside

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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936 Main Street

The site boards have only just appeared for this infill project on Main Street, but it was submitted in 2016, so there must have been some issues to work through. Francl Architecture have designed an eight storey building with a main … Continue reading

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Stanley / New Fountain – West Cordova Street

The Stanley Hotel dates from 1906, and the New Fountain from 1899. Both have seen better days. They were briefly owned by Westbank, who bought them from the City Of Vancouver, and now appear to have been sold to BC Housing. … Continue reading

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58 West Hastings Street

This rezoning in the Downtown Eastside has been anticipated for some time. The site is big, and has been vacant for several years. It was last owned by Concord Pacific, who designed a condo project here, but some years later … Continue reading

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450 Railway Street

The zoning for ‘Railtown’, the Downtown Eastside industrial area around Railway Street was recently re-worked as ‘I-4’. Here’s the first project to reflect that zoning change, designed by Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture (MGBA). Buildings can now potentially have five times … Continue reading

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124 Powell Street

This narrow lot has a proposal for 20 units of affordable housing to be developed by MPA Society, already based in Gastown next door to this currently vacant site. The Society works to support people with serious and persistent mental … Continue reading

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