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Cambie Corridor rezoning phase three
The City of Vancouver has released its draft plan for phase three of the Cambie Corridor, from West 16th Avenue south to the Fraser River. The plan will rezone hundreds of single family homes to allow for townhouses. Several other areas will also be rezoned to allow for four to six-storey market rental...
Granville Island elevator
A final report outlining an ambitious vision for the future of Granville Island contains some interesting proposals, including a pedestrian elevator to the Granville Street Bridge and an expanded public market. The report was commissioned by the CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) to guide the next 25 years of...
105 Keefer fourth redesign
On the same day a crowd of community members gathered at City Hall to oppose a condo development at 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown, the city announced it's considering canceling its rezoning policy for the area. However, the proposed changes will not apply to "in-stream applications" like the 105 Keefer rezoning application, or the proposal...
QMUNITY new home
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...
105 Keefer fourth redesign
Community activists in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside are demanding the city reject a rezoning proposal for condos at 105 Keefer Street and 544 Columbia Street. The project by Beedie Living has redesigned four times and has faced an uphill battle getting approval from the city. In response to criticism over the number...
Rendering of 1055 Harwood Street
A new, 32-storey residential tower is planned for a quiet, treelined street in Vancouver’s West End. The project at 1055 Harwood Street is the first major rezoning project to be undertaken in the Burrard Corridor south of Davie Street under the new West End Community Plan, which allows taller buildings. The...
MUJI Metrotown store opening
We are getting a first look at the new MUJI store scheduled to open at Metropolis at Metrotown this summer. The company released a rendering early Monday of their upcoming location at B.C.’s largest shopping centre. The 7,770 sq. feet store will be on the ground level. The store will be...
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