New Yaletown park

New park planned for Yaletown at Smithe and Richards

The City of Vancouver held an open house Wednesday night to unveil their preferred concept for a new park in Yaletown, close to the business district -- the first new park downtown in almost a decade.

The lot is across from the Dolce and Vita developments on the corner of Smithe and Richards, and has been in the works for several years. The site is currently a parking lot, but part of it was previously occupied by the restaurant Lucy Mae Brown, which later became a temporary homeless shelter. 

Kingsgate Mall, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver

Days of Mount Pleasant’s Kingsgate Mall could be numbered

A famous (some would say infamous) aging mall in Mount Pleasant could soon be home to a new mixed-use community, including condos, retail and potentially office space.

Kingsgate Mall at the corner of Broadway and Kingsway is an East Vancouver institution that appears to be stuck in time, with a random assortment of quirky, independent stores you might expect to see in small town B.C.  There's no denying, the mall has a certain je ne sais quoi.

One Pacific by Concord Pacific nearly complete

One Pacific by Concord Pacific is nearing completion, with the future site of The Arc, also by Concord Pacific, in the foreground. One Pacific is...

High Vancouver real estate prices got you down?

News roundup of the biggest stories in Vancouver real estate from the past week including a report by Bloomberg showing Chinese investors snapped up 33% of all Vancouver real estate in 2015, plus the real estate board triples fines for realtor misconduct and the Premier promises a crackdown on shadow flipping. Oh, and prices in the city continue to accelerate, especially for downtown condos.

Vancouver post office

Downtown Vancouver post office to be redeveloped into retail, offices, condos

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.

Grosvenor Pacific Hornby

Open house held for Hornby Grosvenor Pacific tower

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.

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