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Old Posted Apr 7, 2012, 7:38 PM
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Wasn't this site owned by Beedie Group just a couple years ago? When did Onni buy it?


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This is the other Onni development just south of Bosa's Lido on Main that went for rezoning to increase the FSR. Definitely not a fan of the black spandrel. Here's the link and pix of the model.

http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...main/index.htm

Board, Panel and Commission Meetings:
Urban Design Panel:
March 21, 2012
Onni Group has applied to the City of Vancouver to rezone 1695 Main Street. Rezoning of this site from M-2 (Industrial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District was approved at a Public Hearing in 2006. The proposal is to increase the permitted residential floor space from 3.5 floor space ratio (FSR) to 4.1 FSR and increase the permitted height from 13 storeys (38 m) to 15 storeys (47.9 m). This zoning amendment is considered concurrently with development permit no. DE411865.

Application (January 30, 2012)

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Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 8:06 AM
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A few years ago, the Burger King site had signs for "Q1" I think it was called.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 1:25 AM
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Took a few pics on the way home from work today...

Maynards Block in the sun, THs coming along nicely:

Untitled by sacrifice333, on Flickr

James, coming along, fences down, construction elevator down. Getting used to the beige concrete:

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Supportive Housing site, lazy picture from West 1st:

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WCFC site from NW:

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WCFC, shot looking South that I used to always take, had to turn the camera and still didn't get all the floors!

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WCFC, looking South East, you can see the 3rd tower as well as PLFC in the background:

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SEFC, looking SW:

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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 3:25 AM
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Sacrifice: Thanks for the photo update.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 5:06 PM
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Thanks for the thorough photo update, Sacrifice. I can't get over how much has already changed in the eight months I've been here in Toronto.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 8:25 PM
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Thanks for the pics -

Nice to see that James and WCFC don't abuse the use of spandrel like the Pinnacle project does.
The WCFC windows remind me of Richards in proportioning (but not colour)
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 9:46 PM
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few pics from the other day by me

UF work moving along well


LD work resuming.



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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Photo #2: Hasn't the Olympic Village Urban Fare interior looked like that for months and months? Eg: no current sign of work in progress.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Drop ceiling and lighting looks almost complete, don't remember it being done.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Photo #2: Hasn't the Olympic Village Urban Fare interior looked like that for months and months? Eg: no current sign of work in progress.
that is the LD not the UF.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 2:20 AM
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that is the LD not the UF.
Heard that the LD needed the entire floor re-poured due to a sweet ridge near the back of the store that would make pallet movement near impossible from loading areas to shelves.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Curious to see what's going to happen between James and WCFC? Are there any plans to have some retail on West 1st? Speaking of 1st, I guess with the latest Translink news the odds of the tram have gone done to zero.

James looks chunkier than I expected. That thing on top really makes it look massive.

I have to say Foundry has held up pretty well against the newcomers. I prefer its proportions and color scheme.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 3:17 PM
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Thanks for the pics Hollywood. What time of day were these taken? The place looks like a ghost town.
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Vancouver pays off $81 million loan on Olympic Village

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By JEFF LEE, VANCOUVER SUN April 13, 2012

Vancouver paid down $81 million of its outstanding loan on the Olympic Village last year and registered a promising number of sales in the first four months of 2012, according to the city's 2011 year-end financial report.

The city will likely recover enough money over the next three years to repay the $434 million remaining on the $572-million loan it gave to Millennium Developments, which built the village on Southeast False Creek but then went into voluntary receivership in 2010.

"Everything seems to be moving in the right direction," Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs said Friday. "We've had good sales through the receiver this year — I think 28 so far — and [commercial] leasing is good and occupancy is high."

But that still won't get the city close to recovering the outstanding $175 million Millennium promised to pay Vancouver for the land in addition to the construction loan, Meggs said.

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Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/V...#ixzz1s1xnrh4n

Later in the article it says they sold 177 units last year, which left 297 remaining at the end of December, 2011. Also interesting is that the City liquidated 10 of the 32 properties that Millennium put up as collateral on their outstanding loan to the City. This year they expect to sell all but one of the remaining properties.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 9:34 PM
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SCIENCE WORLD update



pic from their official FB page https://www.facebook.com/scienceworldca
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2012, 10:32 PM
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On the April 25th UDP Agenda:

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201 West 2nd Avenue
DE: N/A
Use: Workshop to review an alternate form of development under the Council approved CD-1.
Zoning: CD-1
Application Status: N/A
Review: Second
Architect: GBL Architects
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201 West 2nd is Site No. 5 here:

http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/southea...ning/index.htm

That's the tall one with the overhead bridge between buildings.
Hopefully it's to provide a more interesting building, rather than, say, removing the bridge.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2012, 10:58 PM
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They are looking at making it larger, thought I had posted the details but perhaps I haven't. I'll see if I can find them.

Disregard that, didn't look at the address and confused it with the site along Main with the building bridge, it will be increasing in size and adding more office space.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2012, 10:58 PM
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A couple things:
1) Urband Fare is opening mid-June
2) The new Executive development on W 2nd between Columbia and Manitoba is now called the Residences at WEST. The first phase of 190 units and 20K sq ft of retail has already signed a bank and a coffee shop. 75 units are priced around the 300K mark to entice first time buyers. The second phase will have another 298 units and 23K sq ft of additional retail. www.liveatwest.com
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2012, 10:59 PM
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A couple things:
1) Urband Fare is opening mid-June
2) The new Executive development on W 2nd between Columbia and Manitoba is now called the Residences at WEST. The first phase of 190 units and 20K sq ft of retail has already signed a bank and a coffee shop. 75 units are priced around the 300K mark to entice first time buyers. The second phase will have another 298 units and 23K sq ft of additional retail. Here's the website: liveatwest.com
Guess that explains the BMO & Starbucks in their renders.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2012, 11:03 PM
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On the April 25th UDP Agenda:



201 West 2nd is Site No. 5 here:

http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/southea...ning/index.htm

That's the tall one with the overhead bridge between buildings.
Hopefully it's to provide a more interesting building, rather than, say, removing the bridge.
Agreed. This one actually looks a little more interesting than the usual fare.
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