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Plaza with Nordstrom in background
The new North Plaza at the Vancouver Art Gallery will open this weekend, just in time for this weekend's TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. “The plaza to the north of the Vancouver Art Gallery is host to Vancouver’s most significant events and is a popular place for people to pass through, sit and relax, and meet one another,” said Paul...
Joyce by Westbank
In one of the latest signs that Vancouver's housing prices are totally out of touch with reality -- never mind local incomes -- a presale condo tower in east Vancouver is reportedly selling for over $1,500 per square foot. Joyce, developed by Westbank, is being sold at some pretty eye-popping prices, as pointed out on Twitter by local realtor Steve...
Canadian Metropolitan Properties
The current site of the Plaza of Nations is set to be transformed into a large mixed-use development of terraced buildings. Canadian Metropolitan Properties and James KM Cheng Architects are proposing to rezone subarea 6B to develop the 10.28-acre site based on the Northeast False Creek Draft Area Plan. Concord Pacific is also proposing a mixed-use "Waterfront Entertainment District" adjacent...
NEFEC Waterfront Entertainment District view from Cambie Bridge
We are getting a closer look at plans for a new, 10-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in Northeast False Creek. The NEFC Waterfront Entertainment District, also known as subarea 6C, will contain a maximum floor area of 2.1 million square feet of residential and non-residential uses, including a minimum of 220,000 sq. ft. of new job space. The long-awaited 13-acre Creekside Park...
Art installation laneway
Hot on the heels of the colourful makeover of an alley south of Hastings Street (also known as Alley-Oop), the Downtown Vancouver BIA is turning its sights to another laneway just off Granville for an even more exciting transformation. The DVBIA has started a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding a new sound and light art installation for Ackery’s Alley in Vancouver’s Entertainment District. The alley runs...
Main Street frontage of Hootsuite campus
Westbank and Henriquez Partners Architect has applied to the City of Vancouver to makeover an office building on Main Street, in what looks to be the first part of a new campus for Hootsuite. Developer Ian Gillespie of Westbank partnered with Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes in 2015 to purchase a full city block bound by Main, Quebec, East 4th and East 5th Avenues. The intention is...