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Hollyburn Properties’ open house for 1640-1650 Alberni St.

Lots of proposed new development slated for Alberni St. There is a huge demand of purpose built rental units in Vancouver with the vacancy rate being so low. I can’t remember Hollyburn Properties ever constructing a new purpose built apartment building in Vancouver. I thought their business model was to buy existing properties and manage […]

Community Open House for redevelopment of 1661 Davie St.

From the City of Vancouver: Community Open House Monday, February 29, 2016, 5:00-8:00 pm The Coast Plaza Hotel 1763 Comox Street Details of the project Henriquez Partners Architects has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop this site with a mixed-use building consisting of : -a 3 storey podium with three retail […]

What is architecture?

1550 Alberni St. project at Urban design Panel, Westbank and Kengo Kuma Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3 pm, Vancouver City Hall, Town Hall Meeting Room. With the recent open house for the Westbank project of Kengo Kuma’s building on 1550 Alberni and with the same project scheduled for a public review at Vancouver’s Urban design […]

Is parking in the West End driving you crazy?

The City of Vancouver wants your help to make parking in the West End better. Fill out the following survey and help? http://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/west-end-parking-survey.aspx If you live in a densely populated community there is hardly anything more frustrating than parking. For the past 50 years as the rise of the personal ownership of cars has developed […]

Rezoning open house, Tues, Nov. 3, 5-8pm, 2nd fl. 1550 Alberni St.

  I got this notice because I ask to receive emails update after attending a preview of this proposal. The architect for the project is Kengo Kuma who has done some pretty interesting buildings.   Rezoning Open House 1550 Alberni Street Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 5-8pm 2nd Floor, 155o Alberni St. Westbank/Peterson’s development is proposing […]

Tearing down a highway to enjoy more urban benefits

The removal of the viaducts in Vancouver is an exciting opportunity that will surpass the significance of not building a highway through the city. While Toronto seems stuck with its elevated “freeway” cutting off the city from the lake, Vancouver has a tremendous opportunity to right a bit of terrible urban planning and highway engineering […]

An open letter to Mayor and Council in support for proposed rezoning of 1754-1772 Pendrell St.

Dear Mayor and Council: With the continued low vacancy rates for rental housing in Vancouver, the addition of 178 purpose-built rental units is a welcome addition to the West End and that is why I support the rezoning of 1754-1772 Pendrell St. Moreover, the proposal to have 26 of the replaced rental units to rent […]

VPB open house on mid-size skate park in Mount Pleasant, April 3, 1 Kingsway

Want your park to be safe? Build a skateboard park. Every skateboarder in a park is connected to a family that is invested in keeping that park safe. Part of great parks is the activities that are possible in these parks. The design acts as a program for the space that invites folks to participate […]

Does the NPA really believe this stuff or is it just good politics? Either way it goes to the issue of trust.

The NPA has been attempting to frame traffic calming measures and safety upgrades in Kitsilano all summer as a wedge issue against the Mayor and Council. The synopsis of their message is “the Mayor and Council don’t listen and they are creating a private road for uber-rich along West Point Grey”. In a television interviews […]

Notice of rezoning/development permit application, open house for 1155 Thurlow st. Febrary 3.

City of Vancouver Online survey on the projectHere This project would not come under the new West End Plan as the application was submitted before the planning process was started. 1155 Thurlow St. is the site of Central Presbyterian Church between Pendrell St. and Davie St. across from St. Paul’s Hospital . The church is […]