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Major renovation planned for Beach Ave. apartment tower

An aging 11-storey apartment tower in the West End is about to get a major makeover.

The building, located at 2001 Beach Avenue (and Chilco), was built in 1960, and contains 38 units.

2001 Beach Ave building condition
Current condition.

2001 Beach Ave building condition

2001 Beach Ave development sign
Development application at 2001 Beach Ave.

Stuart Howard Architects of Vancouver has been hired to bring the building into compliance with current seismic standards, as well as improving the look and livability of the property.

As part of extensive renovations, a distinctive structural exoskeleton in a circular pattern will be added to the southeast and northwest corners of the building.

Balconies and private outdoor spaces will be added for all units, as well as larger windows and increased glazing, to improve livability.

2001 Beach Ave rendering
Rendering of building improvements. Credit: Stuart Howard Architects Inc.
2001 Beach Ave rendering
Rendering of building improvements. Credit: Stuart Howard Architects Inc.
2001 Beach Ave rendering
Rendering of building improvements. Credit: Stuart Howard Architects Inc.

The building’s four penthouse level units will be consolidated into one, two-level penthouse unit. Three new units will be created on the main level to conform to the city’s “zero rate of change” policy.

A new interior/exterior amenity space will also be created for building residents, with new landscaping by PWL Partnership.

Three new levels of underground parking will also be added, with a below-grade, automated parking system and a total of 55 stalls.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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