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Two towers (32 & 33 storeys) proposed at Thurlow and Harwood in West End (Bosa BlueSky Properties + Henriquez Partners Architects): Demoviction of 98 units expected

  UrbanYVR and Changing City Updates have just reported on a proposal for two new towers likely to go forward to the approval process. A developer’s “pre-rezoning” open house was apparently held on July 19, 2017, but we are not … Continue reading

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32-storey tower Strand/Intracorp proposal for 1055 Harwood goes to UDP meeting July 12 (Wed)

WEN has covered this project before (New rezoning proposal for 32 storey tower 1055 Harwood Street (at over 10 FSR): Open House June 26). It will go to the Urban Design Meeting on Wednesday, July 12. Anyone interested is encouraged … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church project (969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street) with 57 storey tower: Public Hearing July 18 (Tues)

On June 27, 2017, City Council referred this application to Public Hearing based on a staff report. Public Hearing Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6 pm Vancouver City Hall, Council Chambers Official rezoning full information on the application: http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/969burrard/index.htm Staff report … Continue reading

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1488 Robson Street goes to Development Permit Board (Mon, June 12, 2017)

The Development Permit for 1488 Robson Street is scheduled for 3 pm on Monday, June 12, 2017. This is the current site of the Empire Landmark Hotel (previously known as the Sheraton Landmark Hotel), which is to be demolished. No … Continue reading

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West End Community Plan Update (June 1, 2017): City’s planning team lists rezonings, developments, events

Here is a copy of the June 1, 2017 newsletter from the West End Planning Team at the City of Vancouver. For up to date details about the implementation of the West End Community Plan please click vancouver.ca/westendplan. ************** Here’s our … Continue reading

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New rezoning proposal for 32 storey tower 1055 Harwood Street (at over 10 FSR): Open House June 26 (Mon)

A new rezoning proposal has been published for a 32 storey tower at just over 10 FSR on the site at 1055 Harwood Street.   Public comments can be provided by online feedback form. Community open house Monday, June 26, 2017, from … Continue reading

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Westbank luxury tower coming to West End 1668 – 1684 Alberni Street. 1st open house June 12 (Mon)

Developer’s open house for tower proposed at 1668-1684 Alberni Monday, June 12, 2017, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m At the Empire Landmark Hotel (Crystal Ballroom West), 1400 Robson Street We learned about this open house by Westbank from an article in UrbanYVR. … Continue reading

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Seven proposals for 40+ storey towers within 2-3 blocks along Alberni-Georgia corridor (“thanks” to West End Community Plan)

A recent count found a total of SEVEN proposals for 40+ storey towers within a 2-3 block area along the Alberni-Georgia corridor in the West End. There may be others to add to the list. 1668-1684 Alberni 1550 Alberni 1500 West Georgia 1445-1455 … Continue reading

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1488 Robson Street – DP-2016-00376: 31-storey and 32-storey towers go to DPB on June 12

  Big Changes are “in store” along Robson Street, all enabled by the West End Community Plan. Across the street from a 21-storey tower proposed at 1500 Robson, these two depicted here are proposed for 1488 Robson Street (also sometimes referred to … Continue reading

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Open House for 21-storey tower at 1500 Robson Street (Wed, May 3, 2017) DP-2017-00304

Proposal for a 21 storey mixed-use building 127 secured market rental units Scheduled for the Development Permit Board on July 10. Community open house: Wednesday, May 3, 5 pm – 8 pm Empire Landmark Hotel, 1400 Robson St, The Crystal Ballroom West … Continue reading

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