A controversial proposal for a new condo building in Chinatown has been re-worked for a third time.
Beedie Living is proposing a 13 storey building at 105 Keefer St., combining market residential and seniors social housing. Any development in the area is controversial, and especially this site, as it overlooks the Dr. Sun Yet Sun Garden and is directly in front of the Chinatown Plaza.
You may have missed it in the avalanche of Vancouver real estate and (lack of) affordability stories, but the City of Vancouver recently approved a affordable home ownership program.
Here’s how the pilot program would work: The city would make deals with developers to purchase 20 per cent ownership of 300 new condo units.
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.
Remember Expo 86? I barely do, as evidenced by the photo above, as I was only three years old at the time. But the world's fair, Expo 86, attracted more than 22 million visitors to Vancouver and is credited for the development of modern-day Yaletown, BC Place, Canada Place and even Skytrain. In short, Expo 86 transformed Vancouver from a sleepy provincial backwater into a world city. Concord Pacific is still developing the former Expo lands to this day.