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Demand for new office space in downtown Vancouver continues to be strong, with one new proposal planned for behind an existing office building. B + H Architects has designed a new 10-storey, 146,618 sq. ft. "Class A" office building for...
A unique watering hole in Mount Pleasant could be replaced by a mixed-use retail and rental apartment building. The Narrow Lounge, best known for its "secret" entrance marked only by a red light, will be torn down to make way for a...
One corner of downtown Vancouver could get a whole lot brighter if a signage proposal by the building's owner is approved. Bonnis Properties, owners of the building at Robson and Granville that is home to Winners and Best Buy, has applied to...
A development proposal for a small lot next to The Keefer Bar in Chinatown has surfaced. The City of Vancouver has received a development permit application for a 50' wide lot at 129 Keefer Street. The rectangular lot is located...

Boutique developer Boffo Developments Ltd. is preparing the launch of sales for their first ever downtown condo tower, called The Smithe. The 26-storey, mixed use condo tower will be located at 225 Smithe Street, at the corner of Smithe and Cambie Street in Yaletown.

One of Vancouver’s most popular Ramen shops is opening a second location at Library Square at Robson and Hamilton streets. Marutama Ramen (stylized as MARUTAMA RA-MEN) will open their second location soon in the former space of Gutenberg’s Cafe, at...
A spectacular proposal for a 46-storey glass condo tower on a triangular lot in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood of downtown Vancouver has emerged. Brilliant Circle Group Investments Ltd (BCG) and James KM Cheng Architects are proposing the "family-oriented" tower -...
Cultural centres around the Lower Mainland are sitting on valuable, large plots of real estate, and Vancouver's Italian Cultural Centre is exploring a dramatic redevelopment proposal that will likely serve as a model for others. The centre, also known as Il...
Bosa Development Corporation has taken over plans for a new office tower at 320 Granville Street, and has revealed a new design for a 30-storey building designed by a prominent New York-based architecture firm. Chris Dikeakos Architects of Vancouver and KPF Kohn...
Japanese starchitect Kengo Kuma and Vancouver-based developer Westbank have partnered on the upcoming Alberni by Kuma in Coal Harbour, and the plans are nothing short of spectacular. Westbank and Kengo Kuma unveiled Alberni by Kuma at the Japan Unlayered exhibition, currently underway at the...