Exciting redevelopment plans for the biggest vacant building in downtown Vancouver, the old post office, have been unveiled.
The project is still years away, and a rezoning application is not expected to be submitted until later this year, but the developer, Bentall Kennedy, plans to convert the massive old building into a mix of retail, offices and residential with four new towers built on top.
An open house was held Wednesday for a new condo development proposal by Grosvenor Pacific at Hornby and Pacific streets, at the site of the former Il Giardino restaurant. The models show a possible future tower at the current location of the Granville Street bridge loop, in between the existing Maddox and and future Vancouver House towers.
Westbank's ambitious condo and social housing proposal for the site of the First United Church at Burrard and Nelson streets is set to make a major impact on downtown Vancouver's skyline. Not to worry heritage lovers, the church will be restored and seismically upgraded. The new condo tower appears to blend into the church, and is even inspired by it with its 'organ pipe' design.