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Canada Post drops plans to sell downtown building

August 12th, 2009 · 22 Comments

For the last couple of years, the potential sale of the grand old Canada Post building on Georgia Street, that massive memento of 1950s architecture, has been of great interest in the planning and development community. There was a bidding process at one point and the city went to great lengths to make sure the message was clear that this site could not be used for just another condo development.

Then there was talk that it might be used for a new Vancouver Art Gallery. But now, according to the blog of the guy who has access to better inside city-hall chatter than I do, Councillor Geoff Meggs, all those plans are now dead. I am not sure if that’s because that site is now officially inside the city’s new expanded office zone or what — perhaps not running for mayor could enlighten us.

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