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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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904 Cardero Street

This modest infill in the West End contrasts with some of the massive towers proposed elsewhere in the area. The existing Heritage ‘B’ home will be retained and restored, and a 3-storey contemporary addition added to create a third unit … Continue reading

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Gabriola – 1523 Davie Street

The former home of sugar magnate B T Rogers has seen better days. Named after the island where the stone to build it was cut, Gabriola went from being a family home to a chopped up rental building and then, … Continue reading

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131 Water Street

We anticipated this project for a while as it had been discussed in various Heritage committees in the recent past. Now it’s a development application which has finally appeared on the City’s website, showing two new seven storey mixed-use commercial/residential … Continue reading

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1241 Harwood Street

  Below is the model from five years ago for a long-running and controversial development site in the West End. There were two significant items on the site; the Legg residence (built around 1903, and divided into apartments, and considered to … Continue reading

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