Category Archives: Downtown

1261 Hornby Street

Here’s the second residential tower proposed for Burrard Place. Originally there was a ‘junior’ version of the 54 storey first tower, (now under construction), but now a new, and different design has emerged. IBI Group, working with Los Angeles based Neil Denari, … Continue reading

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1445 West Georgia Street

This tower has been in the works for some time, and architect James Cheng submitted the rezoning application for a 46 storey, 514 foot tall tower in February 2017. As originally submitted it would have had 128 condos – later … Continue reading

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The Charleson – 1396 Richards Street

We first saw a tower proposed for 1300 Richards (now renamed as 498 Drake Street) in 2012, and it was approved for development a year later. The Charleson is a 43 storey tower that bookends the block; it was submitted at almost the same time and is just completing. Like 1300 … Continue reading

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777 Pacific Boulevard

The City of Vancouver wrapped up consultation nearly a year ago on a plan for the North East False Creek area, including the land that will be freed up when the viaducts are removed, and the Plaza of Nations. One … Continue reading

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555 West Cordova Street

We first featured this controversial contemporary office project in January 2015, and reposted six months later. Now there’s a new version of this office proposal on the way – although there are no images yet, so we’re leaving the earlier version here … Continue reading

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The Post – 349 West Georgia

Various designs and ideas circulated about what would happen to the 1950s Post Office that fills an entire city block. In November 2016 Musson Cattell Mackey submitted a rezoning that would have seen an office tower, some large format retail and two residential … Continue reading

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733 Beatty Street

The YWCA Hotel on Beatty Street are proposing a 65 room addition to their existing facility. The first phase was completed in 1995, and the second phase was always intended in the design. Now the plans to complete the building have … Continue reading

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