Category Archives: Downtown

833 West Pender Street

This project came as quite a surprise. Edward Chapman’s menswear store, next to the old Stock Exchange office tower project, wasn’t incorporated into that development site. It looked as if it would be an unfortunate orphan, but now the Executive Group … Continue reading

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688 Hamilton Street

The address is for the Queen Elizabeth Theatre; but it should really be on Cambie Street for the Media Club, the music venue across the street from Larwill Park(ing) lot, and under the plaza for the theatre. Upstairs there’s a … Continue reading

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118-150 Robson Street

Here’s another Robson Street tower proposal. Unlike yesterday’s at 1500 Robson, this is a proposed rezoning, and it’s at the eastern end of the street where the Catholic Charities building currently sits (once the Northern Electric Company Building, built in 1928 and 1947). … Continue reading

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401 West Georgia Street

The address of this office project is a bit misleading – it actually faces onto Dunsmuir Street. There’s an existing office building that stretches the entire length of a block of Homer Street, with an early 1980s office tower designed by Aitken Smith Carter. … Continue reading

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530 and 575 Drake Street

Right now there are two social service buildings on the corner of Seymour Street; Covenant House occupy a two storey converted office building at 575 Drake Street and the Immigrant Services Society were in the three storey building across the … Continue reading

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320 Granville Street

320 Granville was another Downtown office rezoning proposed in 2012 to replace an ageing parkade at Granville on the south side of Cordova. Originally a tower was designed by VIA Architecture, following the recent trend of an angled element on the facade to add some … Continue reading

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1445 West Georgia Street

This tower has been in the works for some time, and James Cheng has just submitted the rezoning application for a 46 storey, 514 foot tall tower. If approved as submitted it would have 128 condos on a tight flatiron … Continue reading

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