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Coming to Vancouver downtown: More noise, more efforts to control noise

November 24th, 2010 · 20 Comments

Vancouver’s plan to put 7,000 people in close proximity to two stadiums, an outdoor civic plaza and (potentially) a casino is unique in North America. Not surprisingly, it’s raising questions about how to deal with some of the inevitable conflicts, noise being one of them. The city, trying to minimize the likelihood of any lawsuits […]

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Telus applies to build major new office tower in coming-back-to-life downtown Vancouver

November 7th, 2010 · 21 Comments

This story coming in tomorrow’s Report on Business section from me and business reporter David Ebner about the application from Telus + developer Ian Gillespie for a massive new office tower on Georgia Street, which has been percolating at city hall for several months now. Although Telus’s head office has been in Vancouver for many […]

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Downtown starts to boom again with development — and not all of it is condos

October 28th, 2010 · 21 Comments

Didn’t put this up yesterday, but here’s my story on the announcement about the big tower development for Burrard on the current Pattison Toyota site. As I note in my story, although the development is mostly condo, it also has 200,000 square feet of office space because the developers (Pattison, who owns part of the […]

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Revised Marine Gateway gets approval, casino design predicted to bring new look, 60 W Cordova okayed

July 30th, 2010 · 36 Comments

Slow to post on this Wednesday urban design panel meeting — so many other things to do! But for those following these issues closely 1. A revised Marine Gateway plan did get unanimous approval from the urban design panel. Still a long way to go though — public hearings, info meetings in September and development […]

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Beach Towers a no go

April 21st, 2010 · 11 Comments

This internal memo was passed on to me recently, a decision by the Vancouver planning department that a proposal for a new tower added to the existing Beach Towers complex is not going to be allowed to go ahead. One less sore point for the West End. April 19,2010 Martin Bruckner IBI/HB Architects 700 – […]

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One tulip tree = Six floors of condos

April 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments

As Joyce Kilmer didn’t put it, I think that I shall never see, A condo lovely as a tree. And that’s how city staff seem to feel too, as you’ll see if you carefully read this report where they decline to provide a would-be developer with six additional floors of density in order to preserve […]

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Vancouver’s new convention centre: “Better than we expected.”

November 19th, 2009 · 29 Comments

This just out in Canadian Architect, my look at the convention centre expansion along with assessments from various architects and people who care about buildings around town. Please excuse the paucity of posts on other issues. I’ve been off this week for personal reasons. Feel free to take the threads where you want in order […]

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Council gets letter missiles from both sides on Northeast False Creek debate

November 17th, 2009 · 34 Comments

Council is going to decide today on whether to generally endorse the NEFC high-level review, permitting staff to carry on in the same general direction towards a mixed residential-office zone geared to the “entertainment district” being created down there. I would note, for those who seem to think this is some kind of irreversible decision, […]

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Can Vancouver model work in an entertainment zone? The question

November 11th, 2009 · 19 Comments

Readers of this blog have been following the debates about the new community to be created at Northeast False Creek for a while. Most MSM haven’t been paying much attention to it yet, likely because it’s just drawings on paper so far. But it’s going to get more public attention in the future, I guarantee. […]

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Density around SkyTrain or industrial land?

July 22nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

Amid the deluge of reports coming to council this week and next is an interesting one that essentially poses the question to council on what to do about the site that PCI has bought next to the new Southeast Marine Drive SkyTrain station. It’s been an article of faith among people committed to building sustainable […]

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