Curious to know the best neighbourhoods in downtown Vancouver? I’d like to introduce you to six of my friends: Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour, Olympic Village, Gastown, and Chinatown.
The proposal for a mixed-use development on the site of the Brickhouse bar at Main and Union is back, but reduced by four floors.
A former department store warehouse on West Pender in Vancouver’s Chinatown will be converted into rental apartments, office and retail.
Vancouver’s International Village mall — also known as Tinseltown — is up for sale, along with Paris Square and the Henderson Place Mall in Coquitlam.
A proposal for a slim, 10-storey condo building nestled next to the Keefer Bar has been revived. James Schouw and Associates have submitted a revised development application to the city, with a new architect, Stantec, on board. Plans call for a 50′ wide building with commercial on the first two floors, and 32 market condominium […]
Boutique developer Rendition Developments is preparing to go before the development permit board later this month for their upcoming development in Chinatown. Keefer Gardens, at 239 Keefer Street between Main and Gore, will consist of 25 market strata units, two levels of commercial/office space, and ground floor retail. The developer says the units will feature […]
The removal of the viaducts and buildout of the city’s plan for Northeast False Creek will create new parcels of land for development, and transform the area between False Creek and Chinatown. One such parcel is the “West Block”, the plot of land on the west side of Main Street, sandwiched between Union and Prior […]
A contentious, multi-year struggle by Beedie Living to develop an empty lot at 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown continues, with a new development application. After the developer’s proposal for a 12-storey market condominium and social housing building was rejected by Vancouver city council last month, a revised proposal for a nine-storey building has been submitted. […]
Community groups opposed to the rezoning of a vacant lot in Vancouver’s Chinatown held a press conference Friday ahead of next week’s council vote. Chinese-Canadian veterans and community organizations held a joint press conference at the Chinese Veterans and Railway Workers Memorial Square at Keefer and Columbia, to reaffirm their opposition to the 105 Keefer rezoning. Speakers included Vincent Kwan, executive […]
UPDATE: BC Hydro will not go ahead with two planned underground substations in downtown Vancouver after the city said the process had been too rushed. BC Hydro is proposing the construction of two new electrical substations in downtown Vancouver over the next 35 years, but their locations may surprise you. The electric utility says demand in […]
Chinatown and Strathcona finally have a new cafe, deli and grocer, and her name’s Dalina. Dalina opened Saturday, December 3 on the ground floor of the Bluesky Chinatown apartment building at Main and Georgia streets. The new spot is owned by the Bosa family, responsible for building the apartment building above, as well as many […]