Blood Alley in Gastown is set to receive a makeover with the redevelopment of two heritage buildings on Cordova Street in a unique partnership between a developer and the provincial government. The provincial government is planning to buy the New Fountain Shelter and the Stanley Hotel in Gastown for $27 million. The two buildings were […]
It appears the Telus Garden residential tower at Richards and Robson streets turned on their LED lighting feature for the first time last night.
The lights appear to be extremely bright, a sort of 50 storey spotlight, reflecting off nearby hotels and condo buildings, including the Westin Hotel and L’Hermitage residential tower.
An astute reader spotted models at city hall of Westbank’s “divine” tower proposal for the First Baptist Church on Burrard at Nelson street.
The upcoming 56 storey tower will be high-end, aimed at the luxury market with mostly two bedroom and larger units. Penthouses will make a splash with rooftop pools and hot tubs. Buyers can expect prices per square foot similar to Vancouver House, another luxury development, also by Westbank.
There are big, transformative changes afoot in Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside, and especially in the Chinatown and Gastown areas.
Both areas are home to several new condo and rental projects, with more in the pipeline. Buildings completing soon include Framework by Porte, 188 Keefer by Westbank, InGastown by PortLiving and Sequel 138.
There are also several rental projects including Bluesky Chinatown and an upcoming rental building by Wall Financial at the corner of East Hastings Street and Gore Avenue.
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.
Construction is well underway at the Vancouver House development by Westbank at Howe and Pacific in downtown Vancouver.
The 52 storey tower was designed by renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, and is slated for completion in 2018, although that seems quite ambitious as you can see by these photos.
Developed by Westbank and designed by prominent Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the 43-storey condo building will replace an office building at Alberni and Cardero streets. This will be Kuma’s first major project in North America. He is well known for the use of wood in his designs, and this building is no exception.
The Telus Garden office building has been complete and open since September, but the condo tower is still under construction. But it’s edging ever closer to completion, with some of the finishing touches now being applied to the exterior.
When complete, the building will have 53 storeys and 428 units. The developer is Westbank and the architect is Henriquez Partners, who recently moved their office into the office building of Telus Garden.