After a Rough Start Two Burrard Place Doesn’t Need a Second Act To Reach A Happy Ending

1261 Hornby Street This almost could have been remembered as the UDP Meeting that never happened, as it nearly started off with a disaster. Maybe the applicant team was feeling a little rattled, as the panel had just finished imposing a long list of recommendations on a proposed hotel on Broadway, or maybe everyone was... Continue Reading →


58 West Hastings Takes Small Step Forward, but Political Games Continue to Hamper Its Future

58 West Hastings Hannah and I took the weekend to discuss this post. We want to paint an accurate picture of this proposal's recent UDP meeting and the site's history, but we know that the controversy and opportunism surrounding this project means anything we say is likely to anger to some. Still, the troubled history... Continue Reading →

Commercial-Broadway Hub Sells for Millions Over the Assessed Value – Is This a Glimpse of TransLink’s New Grandview?

2460 Commercial Drive (The Hub) With it's key location in our region's transit system, the area at the Commercial-Broadway station is destined to become even more active as our region continues to thrive. While TransLink has been upgrading the stations to handle the increased embrace of mass-transit, the new(ish) Evergreen Expansion, and the future Broadway... Continue Reading →

Millennium Line Town Hall Reveals Need for SkyTrain and West Side Fears that Transit to Nowhere Will Divide the Community like a Highway

With the hot summer weather, where else would Darren and I head on a beautiful Saturday than to a Town Hall meeting at the unairconditioned Pacific Spirit Church. This event was hosted by Vancouver Quadra's MP Joyce Murray, who was joined by Vancouver's Chief Engineer, UBC's Associate Vice-President of Campus and Community Planning, as well... Continue Reading →

An Ever-Changing Gateway to Davie Village – Merrick’s Newest Tower Embraces Vancouver’s Legacy of Urban Communities and Environmental Leadership

1157 Burrard Almost 50 years ago, Vancouver's South False Creek was free-falling into decay due to a massive fire that had decimated the industries of the area. Various levels of government embraced a new form of urban design and created a plan that not only led to the rebirth of urban living in Vancouver, but... Continue Reading →

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