Category Archives: Downtown

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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Addition – 1155 Hornby Street

We first posted this project in mid 2012 when details and an initial render were released. It’s one of the schemes that hovered in the background for a long time, but it finally headed to the Development Permit Board in July 2012. … Continue reading

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Exchange – West Pender Street

We first featured this Downtown office building in 2011 and saw the first version (on the right) when it was approved for rezoning in November 2012. It’s unique in a number of ways – it was developed by Swiss developers; (a combination of … Continue reading

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1090 West Pender Street

Here’s one of the recent new major office proposals in the Downtown core. It was rezoned early in 2015, and has now been submitted for a Development Permit. It has grown in scale in the interim: it’s now 32 floors with … Continue reading

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1121 Seymour Street

Here’s a recently completed infill project in Downtown South that initially moved forward at a surprising pace. It was approved in 2013 and has been built on a 75 foot wide lot to the south-west of 1107 Seymour, an adjacent project … Continue reading

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1107 Seymour Street

The details of this Downtown South project first showed up in August 2012. It’s a 15 storey rental building on the corner of Seymour and Helmcken Street. It was approved for rezoning in May 2013 to build 81 residential units and nearly 20,000 … Continue reading

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Rogers Arena towers

We first saw this project in mid 2012, and again at the start of 2013. Below is what we believe is the final version, with approved permits for all three towers. Aquilini Developments are developing the towers to wrap the … Continue reading

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