Tag Archives: Rental

288 East Hastings Street

We first published this proposal for the corner of Gore Avenue and East Hastings in the fall of 2015. It was the first to emerge from the Downtown Eastside Plan under the new DEOD zoning rules that only permit rental housing – and … Continue reading

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The Charleson – 1396 Richards Street

We first saw a tower proposed for 1300 Richards (now renamed as 498 Drake Street) in 2012, and it was approved for development a year later. The Charleson is a 43 storey tower that bookends the block; it was submitted at almost the same time and is just completing. Like 1300 … Continue reading

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1160 Broughton Street

This six unit infill is part of the West End Plan’s Laneway 2.0 initiative. It would see three 1-bed and three 2-bed rental units in a 4-storey block on the laneway – which now has a name: See-em-ia Lane (named for … Continue reading

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1296 West Broadway

The Denny’s on West Broadway, with its surface parking lot, has been an obvious contender for redevelopment for years. An application was submitted in early 2017, and has been rezoned to allow a 16-storey mixed-use building with retail at grade and office … Continue reading

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The Post – 349 West Georgia

Various designs and ideas circulated about what would happen to the 1950s Post Office that fills an entire city block. In November 2016 Musson Cattell Mackey submitted a rezoning that would have seen an office tower, some large format retail and two residential … 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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Duke – 333 East 11th Avenue

We first featured this substantial rental residential building on the corner of East 11th and Kingsway in June 2013. The design, by Acton Ostry, was changed following an initial rejection by the Urban Design Panel. The first version had 13 storeys with 195 … Continue reading

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