One of Vancouver’s oldest buildings, the Gabriola Mansion on Davie Street, will soon be transformed into rental apartments and a new, four-unit townhouse building. The iconic heritage building was built between 1900 to 1901 by B.T. Rogers, the founder of the B.C. Sugar Refinery, which still stands on Powell Street in Strathcona. The mansion was a […]
UPDATE: BC Hydro will not go ahead with two planned underground substations in downtown Vancouver after the city said the process had been too rushed. BC Hydro is proposing the construction of two new electrical substations in downtown Vancouver over the next 35 years, but their locations may surprise you. The electric utility says demand in […]
Two new condo towers are coming to Davie Street, replacing two rental apartment buildings between Jervis and Broughton. Marcon Developments is planning two new condo towers, 18 and 19 storeys, directly west of the luxury “The Jervis” tower, currently under construction by Intracorp. The two new Marcon towers will contain a total of 153 units, […]
One of Vancouver’s most recognizable towers will soon be coming down. The owners of the Empire Landmark Hotel on Robson Street, the tallest free-standing hotel in Vancouver, is floating a plan to demolish the 42 storey tower and replace it with two new condo towers. The building, an icon in the West End, was completed […]
The City of Vancouver’s work on the new Jim Deva Plaza at Davie and Bute in the West End is nearly complete. Part of Bute Street, south of Davie has been turned into a pedestrian plaza with new patio space in front of the existing businesses. The former cul-de-sac on Bute has been re-opened at […]
Attention shoppers! A new Safeway store is coming to Davie Street in Vancouver’s West End. Westbank is planning to redevelop the current grocery store into a two tower rental apartment development with a new Safeway store and liquor store in the podium.
The redevelopment looks similar to Westbank’s project at Granville and 70th, which also replaced an aging Safeway with a brand new store in the podium of a residential tower.