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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 2:28 AM
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Vancouver House (1400 Howe St) | 151.5M | 52Fl | Proposed

The wait is over, here is the project most of you have been waiting for.

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The City has received an application to rezone the sites at 1412-1460 Howe Street, 1429 and 1410 Granville Street, and 710 Pacific Street from BCPED (B.C. Place/Expo) and FCCDD (False Creek Comprehensive Development) Districts to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is for a mixed-use development as follows:

* on the Howe Street sites, a 49-storey residential tower with a 9-storey podium including market rental housing, commercial uses, and a childcare facility

* on the Granville Street and Pacific Street sites, 6-storey buildings providing retail (including a grocery store, drugstore and liquor store) and office uses a proposed floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.8 (i.e. the total building floor area permitted would be equal to 4.8 times the site area)

* a total floor area of 60 668 m² (653,046 sq. ft.)
- 39 464 m²(424,800.9 sq. ft.) strata residential
- 6 340 m² (68,245.4 sq. ft.) rental residential
- 6 300 m² (67,814.9 sq. ft.) retail
- 5 935 m² (63,885.9 sq. ft.) office space, and
- 650 m² (6,996.8 sq. ft.) childcare

* a maximum height of 150 m (the General Policy for Higher Buildings has identified this site as a location for a higher building);

* a total of 600 residential units including 180 market rental units; and
713 parking spaces, 8 loading bays, and 270 bike spaces.
Cover, Introduction, and Index
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin.../cover-toc.pdf

Rezoning Rationale Statement
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...zrationale.pdf

Uses and Sizes
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ments/uses.pdf

Urban Components, City Analysis
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...tyanalysis.pdf

Generation Diagrams
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ents/tower.pdf

Height Rationale
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...nts/height.pdf

Skyline Studies
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ts/skyline.pdf

Shadow Studies
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ts/shadows.pdf

Generation Diagram
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...nts/podium.pdf

Podium Design Evolution
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...diumdesign.pdf

Public Realm Under the Granville Bridge
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ublicrealm.pdf

Studies for Greener Large Sites, Urban Performance
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ts/greener.pdf

Sustainability,Architectural Performance
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ainability.pdf

LEED
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ments/leed.pdf

Landscape
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin.../landscape.pdf

Height Studies, Urban Views Impact Analysis
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ghtstudies.pdf

Structural Analysis
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...structural.pdf

Transportation Review
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...sportation.pdf

Project Data
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...rojectdata.pdf

Context Plan
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ontextplan.pdf

Site Plan
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...s/siteplan.pdf

Podium Plans
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...odiumplans.pdf

General Elevation Drawings
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ents/elevs.pdf

General Section Drawings
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...s/sections.pdf

Tower Plans
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...towerplans.pdf

Tower Section Drawings
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ersections.pdf

Landscape Plans
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...scapeplans.pdf

Enjoy.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 2:36 AM
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I would say putting tower design on its head!

Wild stuff. Not your typical Vancouver tower.

Thanks J-lo!
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 3:48 AM
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That building scares me a little bit, I'd love to see it built
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 4:24 AM
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I love the design!

It's regrettable they have not been able to purchase the remaining lots on that block, although I suppose it could still happen.

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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 4:26 AM
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Wowza! Looking good!

You know it's going to be a luxury building by the number of 3bed units. This is probably one of the handful of buildings in this city (especially downtown) where 1beds make up less than half of the units. I'm estimating about a quarter of the units are 1beds. Quite refreshing but the flip side of that coin means low affordability. But I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of affordability for some architectural eye candy.

It's hard to tell, but the 2bed unit on the west side of the building (the one with 785sqft) on the 10th and 20th floor has a really tight entrance due to the structural concrete columns/walls. http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...towerplans.pdf
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 4:26 AM
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So, so great. Hoping this one gets built, thanks for the comprehensive post jlousa!
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 4:33 AM
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I like how they are not content with the 425 feet under the revised guidline and are proposing 493 feet.

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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:12 AM
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The second page of Uses and Sizes has a nice render that gives a sense of just how wide the tower will be.

Another beautiful render at dusk on the first page of Urban Components.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:38 AM
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This one will get built if approved. As urbanists you owe it to yourselves to email council in support of both the height and design and even better take some time off when it goes to council and show up to speak in favour.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:59 AM
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I hope some of those ideas from the public realm board actually happen. A drive in theater would be pretty sweet in downtown.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 6:44 AM
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i really like the underbridge uses
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 6:58 AM
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Geoff Meggs must hate this proposal! For it has towers being built directly beside a viaduct and ramps!

And look at what they are proposing under the structure itself! hmmmmmmm...

Love the idea of having a movie venue under the bridge as well, along with the night market and using good lighting features to make the space more welcoming.

Love the design of this tower, please city council, do not water it down!
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 7:34 AM
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I really like the idea of having that outdoor theatre underneath the bridge. I hope they do it because it'll add more vibrancy to our downtown

Of all the movies they picked, they chose Twilight
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 7:49 AM
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Not only is it a wonderful design, it perfectly suits the site it's proposed on.

I'm with jlousa; let's do our best to let the UDP know that we're ready for this type of architecture in the city centre.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 9:41 AM
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Wow, this one has creative land uses and architecture in the same proposal. Really hopes the end product isn't going to be watered down.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 1:37 PM
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I'm Blown Away!

This is incredible. If built to the fidelity of the renders, this one is going to be something special!
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Very exciting proposal and truly 'un-vancouver'. Love it
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Renders from Westbank's BIG Vancouver development proposal

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This one will get built if approved. As urbanists you owe it to yourselves to email council in support of both the height and design and even better take some time off when it goes to council and show up to speak in favour.
Given the City's contribution of land and Westbank's coziness with the City, I'd say the approval is a slam-dunk.

The shape of the tower creates some interesting floorplans mid-tower.
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This is some serious next level shit.

I kind of can't believe it. I think I understand how people feel when they win the lottery, it’s so good that it doesn't feel real.

I know that's a bit of hyperbole, but if any design warrants hyperbole it would be this one.

It is literally a BILLION times better than any other tower in the city.
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