Category Archives: Downtown

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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498 Drake Street

This new tower was approved for rezoning over five years ago. It’s located on the southern end of the Downtown peninsula. The design changed for the development permit to the one below. (We’re showing the same view for both the built, and the design, from Richards … Continue reading

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Parq (Vancouver Urban Resort) – 39 Smithe Street

The on-again, off-again casino project for the western end of BC Place stadium is finally open, about a year after it was initially intended, although there are still some last-minute finishing touches on the curtain wall. When it was approved we described … Continue reading

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1069 Alberni Street

The Grosvenor building was built a few decades ago, designed by Musson Cattell Mackey for Grosvenor Estates. More recently the building was sold to local investors and developers Kingswood Capital, and as Alberni develops as the place where people with … Continue reading

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