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Old Posted Feb 11, 2012, 12:57 AM
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from the Sun today about BOSA

http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/...5f9ec6e95c&p=2

More conventionally the firm has a Main and Georgia site for a 150-unit tower that will face a 17-floor, mixed-use development by Ian Gillespie's Westbank Projects Corp.
Anybody have any additional information on this? I'm guessing this is on the EB side of Main, beside the HSBC branch?
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2012, 3:42 AM
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Emery Barnes Park

Everything seems to be done except redoing the sidewalk along davie. It still is all fenced in, perhaps to give the grass time to take root?
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720 Robson - demolition continues
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...s/Feb23.html#2

1. Top floor almost demolished
2. More demolished on the inside
3. Old "Charlie's Place" cd store almost completely gone
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 6:33 AM
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Pushing the boundaries of d/t a little here but it's in Chinatown.

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211 E. Georgia Street – DE415395 6.30PM-7.00PM
The application was received to make interior and exterior alterations to the existing mixed- use building in HA-1A area of Chinatown. 211 E. Georgia St. is neither listed on Vancouver Heritage Register nor municipally designated.
The existing building is a 6 storey, 106,000 SF structure consisting of approx. 10,000 SF of basement storage, 7,800 SF of retail space on the main floor, and 15,000 SF of office space spread over the 2-6 floors. The rest is a 128 stall, above-grade parking lot. The proposal is to renovate an existing office space, to convert 20 parking stalls on both, 5th and the 6th floors to new office space, to re-purpose the retail space facing Georgia St. for a food service tenant, and to convert a large portion of the basement storage to office space. In addition the applicant will address the parking management system to allow for late night parking, which could bring more business to the area.
The applicant is hopeful that the proposed sustainable and responsible approach to changing the building would contribute to its better economic performance, economic revitalization of Chinatown, as well as to further enhancement of the Georgia Street frontage.
Strange to see additional demand for office space at this location as office space in Chinatown hasn't fared very well over time. Good to see changes proposed as the back half of that building is a travesty.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 7:28 AM
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Pushing the boundaries of d/t a little here but it's in Chinatown.



Strange to see additional demand for office space at this location as office space in Chinatown hasn't fared very well over time. Good to see changes proposed as the back half of that building is a travesty.
I have heard rumblings of this one for a while. I'm happy to see it moving forward will be a good additional short term shot in the arm for Chinatown.
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Can't we bring the demo crew a case of beer and ask them to keep on going and take down Sears too?
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 3:15 PM
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720 Robson - demolition continues
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...s/Feb23.html#2

1. Top floor almost demolished
2. More demolished on the inside
3. Old "Charlie's Place" cd store almost completely gone

Major improvement to that corner.





More images found here at MCM Architects website:
http://www.mcmparchitects.com/portfolio/93
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Vancouver model... green is u/c, blue is proposed/approved. I only included highrises.



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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 7:46 PM
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Nice work.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 8:01 PM
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Incredible job!

The second photo really elucidates just how much room there is to grow in the downtown core.
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Incredible job!

The second photo really elucidates just how much room there is to grow in the downtown core.
It's starting to fill out nicely between Richards and Thurlow from the bridges all the way down to the water.

Coal Harbour is packed, so is Yaletown. The west end is packed but not as many large towers. In the next 30 years this will change.

Nice work btw dleung!
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It's starting to fill out nicely between Richards and Thurlow from the bridges all the way down to the water.

Coal Harbour is packed, so is Yaletown. The west end is packed but not as many large towers. In the next 30 years this will change.

Nice work btw dleung!
There is a lot of potential for development in the west end, however a number of the buildings have been deemed with heritage status.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_Vancouver
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dleung, awesome work dude.
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Yes, really good job! Think about all the comments you would be getting on the Canada future skyline thread if this was for Toronto! hehehehehe
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2012, 1:17 AM
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That new blue hi-rise at the Granville bridge on-ramp freaks me out. I love the building, but I don't think I could get my head around living in something that looks like it's about to tip over – not that it would, if course. But it does look pretty freaky.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2012, 1:37 AM
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awesome stuff dleung!!!!

would be great if you could include crosstown/gastown and eastern false creek as well as there is so much going on in that part of the city!
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There is a lot of potential for development in the west end, however a number of the buildings have been deemed with heritage status.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_Vancouver
Good, there's enough loss of heritage in this city as-is, like at the corner of Robson and Granville.
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awesome stuff dleung!!!!

would be great if you could include crosstown/gastown and eastern false creek as well as there is so much going on in that part of the city!
Yeah that's what I was thinking as well. It would really illustrate well the complete paradigm shift that is occurring.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2012, 5:06 AM
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Yeah that's what I was thinking as well. It would really illustrate well the complete paradigm shift that is occurring.
for sure!
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Awesome! Great work!
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