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405 Railway Street

This is another project to come along under the relatively recent ‘I-4’ zoning in ‘Railtown’. The architects are OMB (Office of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers) and the client is Niels Bendtsen of Inform Interiors and his furniture company, Bensen, … Continue reading

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1551 Quebec Street

This is the final building in Concert Properties’ Southeast False Creek development. The non-market building and Voda are complete, Navio is nearing completion, and this is the final phase. It’s designed by the Vancouver office of ZGF (of Portland) with … Continue reading

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Ellsworth – 2290 Main Street

  We first featured 2290 Main Street at the end of January 2013, and showed the picture (below) of the model of the building designed by Arno Matis in the fall of that year. Council approved the rezoning, it received a Development Permit … Continue reading

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Sparrow – 239 Keefer Street

Here’s another Chinatown project, this time coming forward within zoning and so avoiding any potentially contentious public hearings. It’s an eight storey mixed use building originally called Keefer Gardens, but now renamed for marketing as Sparrow. It has retail uses on … Continue reading

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616 East Cordova Street

This is a development permit application for a replacement facility in the DEOD part of the Downtown Eastside. Designed by NSDA Architects, it will be a seven storey building with non-market housing, a social services centre and childcare. The application … Continue reading

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137 East 4th Avenue

The office projects are continuing to show up in Mount Pleasant. Here’s a seven storey tech office over industry building proposed in the new I-1A zone that allows higher density developments close to Main Street. This would see 58,000 square feet of … Continue reading

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Olivia Skye – 41 East Hastings Street

This Downtown Eastside rezoning project on East Hastings was first mentioned here at the end of 2012. The original rezoning version was designed by Perkins + Will for the Atira Development Society, with two floors of commercial space and twelve of residential above that. … Continue reading

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