Tag Archives: Westbank

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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1550 Alberni Street

Today there’s a rather tired 1972 office building, but the West End Plan permited a condo tower up to 500 feet tall. The site was acquired by Westbank and over the past 18 months they’ve successfully seen the site rezoned with an … Continue reading

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611 Main Street

We first noted this proposal following the ‘Historic Area Height Review’ that allowed buildings in very limited locations in the Downtown Eastside to a total height of 150′ back in 2011. Most recently we showed you the model that went to the Public Hearing in 2013 … Continue reading

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Telus Garden

Telus Garden is an office building which has replaced a city owned parkade on Georgia Street and the small White Spot retail building on Georgia It also has am almost complete 46-storey residential tower on Robson Street where the Telus parkade was located. … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church tower

This project for Nelson Street (behind the First Baptist Church on Burrard received quite a bit of press coverage, and now has appeared as a rezoning application. For 50 years the First Baptist church on Burrard have been assembling land … Continue reading

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1750 Pendrell Street

  There’s been a rezoning proposal on this site for years. It started as a condo and rental tower designed by W T Leung that went through a couple of iterations and ended up with non-support from the Urban Design … Continue reading

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Telus Garden boxes

There has been quite a bit of critical commentary about some of the design features of Telus Garden, the new half million square foot office block on West Georgia Street. There’s a back-projected screen that will show video content that … Continue reading

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