A notice dated April 18, 2012, is up in buildings near the former Maxine’s site (1215 Bidwell), now referred to as Alexandra (1718 Davie Street, at Bidwell and Davie) saying that on Monday April 23 , the overhead tower crane will be going up. This is in preparation for a 21-storey condo with rental apartments and retail space going in at the site. The contact provided is MetroCan Construction, tel 604-683-7360 (John Owen). Note that while trucks deliver the crane parts, Bidwell Street will reportedly be closed from Davie Street to the lane, and Bidwell to Harwood Street will have large trucks on the road.
This brings a couple thoughts to mind.
- For anyone with towers likely to go up in their residential neighbourhood in the future, this time is a good opportunity to observe the kind of traffic, noise, and neighbourhood impacts involved in major tower projects.
- Once the tower is up, people are encouraged to notice where the shadows of the crane fall, as this gives an indication of the line and distance where the building shadow will fall once the tower is built.
Millennium and Concord Pacific are partners in the tower project. They have created a web page to provide general construction-related information to the neighbourhood, but nothing as specific as scheduling of work such as this. http://www.alexandraliving.com/construction/