Category Archives: Downtown

1166 West Pender Street

New office projects continue to appear in Downtown. Reliance Holdings are proposing a 358,000 sq. ft. building to replace a rather tired and quite a bit smaller building. The new tower has a small retail unit on the main floor, and … Continue reading

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601 Beach Avenue

This rezoning for a ‘gateway’ tower beside the Granville Street offramp has been anticipated for a while. It’s the counterpoint tower to Vancouver House, a tower currently under construction on the west side of the bridge. The site was sold by the … Continue reading

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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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