Tag Archives: mixed use

2206 Main Street

While some projects in the Main Street 2nd to 7th corridor are apparently stalled, new proposals are moving ahead closer to West Broadway. Here’s another rezoning for a 65 unit condo building over retail that would be developed next door … Continue reading

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2501 Spruce Street

This ten storey building is proposed for a tight site on the corner of West Broadway and Spruce. It’s submitted under existing zoning, for eight floors of residential (with 37 units) over a two storey retail and office podium. The … 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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138 East 8th Avenue

The Urban Design Panel have already reviewed, and supported this innovative housing project in Mount Pleasant. The innovative aspect is to use stacked modular construction. It isn’t the first project in the city to use this approach, and there are … Continue reading

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1819 West 5th Avenue

The first version of this project was submitted in June 2014. We noted it was a ‘remarkably bold architectural proposal’ on the northwest corner of Burrard and West 5th Avenue. The architects were Yamamoto Architecture, and the Urban Design Panel reviewed the project, and unanimously … Continue reading

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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 called Keefer Gardens. It has retail uses on the first storey and mezzanine above, General Office … Continue reading

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77 East Broadway

We know few details about this development application, because it hasn’t shown up on the City’s website yet, although it was submitted in 2016. It has however already taken a trip to the Urban Design Panel, who were unenthusiastic about … Continue reading

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