Category Archives: Non-market

2221 Main Street

In March the City of Vancouver unveiled their ‘housing reset’ to increase supply of affordable housing. Here’s an example of what that might look like; a 9-storey rental building in Mount Pleasant. Proposed by Catalyst Community Developments Society and Marcon … Continue reading

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950 Main Street

The site for this proposed  non-market housing project has been empty for many years. It’s been in the news recently as the location of a protest ‘tent city’. The architect is Patrick R. Stewart Architect, an architectural firm with a … Continue reading

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New Jubilee House

Three years ago, just as City Council approved a rezoning for a privately built 13 storey non-market housing project, details of another similar project appeared. This was a development application for the replacement of Jubilee House, to be built in conjunction … Continue reading

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Stanley / New Fountain – West Cordova Street

The Stanley Hotel dates from 1906, and the New Fountain from 1899. Both have seen better days. They were briefly owned by Westbank, who bought them from the City Of Vancouver, and now appear to have been sold to BC Housing. … Continue reading

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The Budzey Building – 220 Princess Avenue

  Another of the City and Province non-market housing projects is just completing construction two years after it started. It’s one of the biggest – 147 units of housing – and it will be managed by the Raincity Housing and Support … Continue reading

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The Kettle on Burrard – 1134 Burrard Street

Here’s another of the projects that are being developed to help solve the very limited housing opportunities for the homeless and  hard to house in Vancouver. We haven’t featured the building before on the blog, in part because the render … Continue reading

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The Creek – Quebec Street and First Avenue

The corner of First and Quebec has been a cleared site for quite a while. Onni are building Central and Block 100 across the street, Bosa have Lido and Cressey are well on the way with Meccanica on the opposite corner. Now Concert Properties … Continue reading

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