More changes could soon be coming to the busy Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain station. TransLink is in the midst of a major upgrade to improve the station’s capacity, including a new east platform to serve westbound trains, a new pedestrian walkway over Broadway to connect the Millennium Line, and a new bus shelter and queue system for […]
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BC Hydro is proposing a new cycling and walking bridge across the Grandview Cut as part of a new transmission line project from Coquitlam to Mount Pleasant. The Metro North Transmission line project will allow the power utility to meet increased demand as well as improve reliability. An additional 230 kilovolt cable will be run […]
A 1922 heritage home in Shaughnessy known as the “Electric Home” is about to be demolished. The home, designed by the same architects as Vancouver City Hall, was originally constructed to show the public how a fully-automated house of the future could operate. It was outfitted with electrical gadgets and appliances never-before-seen and was open […]
The Here4BC campaign, launched on July 18 by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) to help those impacted by the B.C. wildfires, has gained huge momentum. 56 companies and associations, including the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) and the Urban Development Institute (UDI), have committed to raise $1 million to assist British Columbians who […]
One month after Beedie Living’s rezoning application for a 12-storey mixed-use building in Chinatown was rejected by Vancouver city council, the developer has submitted a new application, reducing the controversial proposal by three storeys. The new application does not require rezoning, as the proposed building will be 90 feet (nine floors), which is allowed under […]
A beautiful single-family home designed by Vancouver-based architect Peter Rose, on the University Endowment Lands next to UBC, is on the market. The Acadia Road Residence is one of the most recognizable homes in the prestigious west side neighbourhood. It was built in 2010 by Keystone Projects. The home, located at 1789 Acadia Road, is […]
A spectacular estate in Point Grey owned by two of Canada’s most prominent philanthropists is the most expensive listing in Vancouver history. Belmont Estate at 4743 Belmont Avenue is the family home of Joe and Rosalie Segal, and is on the market for $63 million — a record price for a Vancouver home. The five […]
Conceptual designs for a new residential tower adjacent to BC Place Stadium have surfaced as part of the City of Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek draft area plan. The B.C. Pavilion Corporation, also known as PavCo, shared the concept for a 43-storey residential tower at a recent Northeast False Creek planning process open house. PavCo describes the plans as “highly conceptual” […]
Community activists in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood are celebrating after city council voted not to approve a proposal for a new condo tower at 105 Keefer Street. Beedie Living has applied to the city several times seeking approval for a 12-storey condo building at the corner of Keefer and Columbia. At city council Tuesday, the proposal was […]
The availability of new, multi-family housing in the City of Vancouver has reached a historic low, according to the Urban Development Institute (UDI). It says low inventory levels are the result of outdated, restrictive zoning in single-family neighbourhoods, especially within Vancouver city limits. “We clearly need a regional housing strategy with more homes for more people,” said Anne McMullin, […]
After a week of public hearings into a proposed condominium development at 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown, Vancouver city council has decided to defer a decision on the rezoning application until June 13. It follows several public hearings into the controversial development proposal by Beedie Living, which has already been redesigned four times in the […]
Long-standing queer resource centre QMUNITY will be moving to a new, purpose-built city building at the corner of Burrard and Davie Street, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson announced Friday. The new 10,000 sq. ft. centre will be located on the northeast corner, where an existing two-storey building currently stands. The new building will also include 116 units […]
Vancouverites driving downtown will want make sure they’ve got enough fuel in the tank now that there’s only one gas station left on the entire downtown peninsula. One of the last two remaining gas stations hastily shut down late last month. The Chevron on West Georgia Street in Coal Harbour was purchased by Anthem Properties for $72 […]
Unless you have kids and live downtown, you would be forgiven for not knowing a new elementary school named Crosstown Elementary was about to open at Expo Boulevard and Abbott Street. Construction has been underway on the new elementary school for the past couple years and the school will welcome its first students in September 2017. The new […]
A controversial proposal for a new condo building in Chinatown has been re-worked for a third time.
Beedie Living is proposing a 13 storey building at 105 Keefer St., combining market residential and seniors social housing. Any development in the area is controversial, and especially this site, as it overlooks the Dr. Sun Yet Sun Garden and is directly in front of the Chinatown Plaza.