Tag Archives: heritage

Ormidale Block – West Hastings Street

The Ormidale Block has been around since 1900. Originally designed by G W Grant, it saw several architectural indignities over the years as the neighbourhood fell from its bustling past. Revitalisation is rapidly improving the business viability of this stretch of West Hastings … Continue reading

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1290 Homer Street

Here is the now released illustration of a proposal to add three floors to the MacPherson & Teetzel warehouse in Yaletown that sold in 2016 for $9.75m. The new structure will include seismic improvements for the existing building, which will be … Continue reading

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325-333 Carrall Street

Although it hasn’t shown up on the City’s website yet, this is an infill project proposed for a tight site in Gastown. Once the location of the Louvre Hotel, there’s now a vacant site and a propped up heritage building … Continue reading

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155 Water Street

This Gastown project is finally moving ahead, after getting the thumbs up from the Urban Design Panel in 2015. This is a more recent render; the initial proposal is shown below. The façades of the two storey 151 Water St will be retained, … 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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35 and 43 West 6th Avenue

Like #20 buses, projects seem to sometimes come along one behind the other. So here’s another Mount Pleasant industrial/office project that’s also proposing to retain and restore a remaining residential unit – in this case the 1901 Coulter House, which … 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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