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Old Posted Oct 21, 2017, 9:07 PM
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575 / 530 Drake St - Covenant House Expansion

Covenant House Expansion. 575 / 530 Drake Street.

530 Drake Street (south side / first to build):
5-storey building;
a maximum building height of 20.7 m (68 ft);
a floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.06; and
no on-site parking.

575 Drake Street (north side):
10-storey building;
a maximum building height of 36.0 m (118 ft);
a floor space ratio (FSR) of 5.15; and
four underground vehicle parking spaces.

More details at: http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applica...rake/index.htm


























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Great update thanks.
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Even the new buildings seem like waste of space and there is going to be another orphaned lot next to it with no re-development opportunity.
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Even the new buildings seem like waste of space and there is going to be another orphaned lot next to it with no re-development opportunity.
Why do people say this?? There's been a number of lots this size recently developed.
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2017, 8:30 AM
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And then there are things like texture and the relief provided by oddities.

(Klazu, you seem to get more negative by the week.)
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Why do people say this?? There's been a number of lots this size recently developed.
I wouldn't say there have been many, but you are correct that there have been some lowrise projects outside of Downtown in areas like East Hastings and Main Street. The remaining building reminds me of the one next to 980 Howe, which does not add any texture or interesting oddities to its street. It just looks sad and gritty there, next to the nice new glass-clad midrise. Same here.
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Can they build an 8-10ish storey narrow building on that orphan lot, similar to what's going on in Chinatown?
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Can they build an 8-10ish storey narrow building on that orphan lot, similar to what's going on in Chinatown?


Probably. It looks about the same width as the empty lot next to the Scotiabank Dance Centre where there was a Gair Williamson designed proposal called the Han Tower.



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Ah! thank you for providing that example. Yeah I can't see any reason why they wouldn't be able to develop these small lots that will be on both of these projects. And as for as the one on Howe klazu it hasn't been developed yet.
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Oct.23 '17, my pics
Great mural reveal! Must have been a cool little oasis in that enclosed light-well.

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Probably. It looks about the same width as the empty lot next to the Scotiabank Dance Centre where there was a Gair Williamson designed proposal called the Han Tower.

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Interesting narrow building proposed there - does something like that have 0 parking? Hardly even room for a loading bay.
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Great mural reveal! Must have been a cool little oasis in that enclosed light-well.



Interesting narrow building proposed there - does something like that have 0 parking? Hardly even room for a loading bay.
Refugees in a halfway-home flat need to look at something calming. I wonder where new refugees are housed now.
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I wouldn't say there have been many, but you are correct that there have been some lowrise projects outside of Downtown in areas like East Hastings and Main Street. The remaining building reminds me of the one next to 980 Howe, which does not add any texture or interesting oddities to its street. It just looks sad and gritty there, next to the nice new glass-clad midrise. Same here.
I was not referring to the existing structures, but rather, to the possibilities of the site.
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Refugees in a halfway-home flat need to look at something calming. I wonder where new refugees are housed now.
In this brand new Henriquez Architects designed building on Victoria Drive.



(Image from architect's website)



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Refugees in a halfway-home flat need to look at something calming. I wonder where new refugees are housed now.
The Immigrant Services Society of BC recently completed and opened Welcome House on Victoria Drive at 10th Avenue (Google Streetview) as a replacement for the former Drake and Seymour location downtown.

It features include:

-18 units (up to 138 beds) housing units
-Primary health care clinic
-Multilingual trauma support and treatment centre
-Newcomer youth drop-in and resource space
-Child minding spaces, including outdoor playground and family area
-Eight classrooms for English language learners
-Multilingual settlement support staff including settlement, employment and volunteer services
-Multiple meeting spaces
-ISSofBC corporate service offices

http://issbc.org/welcomecentre/

[Edit] Changing City beat me to it, by a day. (This is why I really need to read to the end of a page before replying...)
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Wow I didn't realize that building had a full parkade level given it was originally built in the early 1900s
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Wow I didn't realize that building had a full parkade level given it was originally built in the early 1900s
Basement.
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Now that I found this old thread I'm just moving a couple of posts from the downtown updates thread to here.



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The construction of 530 Drake Street (across from Covenant House) is well under way now.



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Here's how it looked back in the summer of 2016 as the Immigrant Services Society building.



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