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Old Posted Jan 20, 2013, 7:14 PM
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Collection 45 is coming along on East 8th and Main. Interesting they went with concrete for this site.



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There was no designation for residential development in the Mt. Pleasant industrial lands in the OCP. Was this site already zoned for multiple dwelling residential?
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Collection 45 is coming along on East 8th and Main. Interesting they went with concrete for this site.

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The north facing units will have amazing mountain & downtown views!
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That site was zoned C-3A to begin with. It only required a DP application.
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For 803 W. 12th ave. Haven't see an rendering yet so don't know what to expect, but most of the hospital stuff has been pretty impressive so I expect more of the same.

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consolidate existing mental health facilities at VGH and UBC
hospitals. The building will consist of out-patient facilities on levels one and two with 100 in-patient beds on levels three to seven, the top floor will be for roof garden and mechanical space.
Hopefully some serious consideration on safety design goes into the roof garden of a mental facility.
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For 803 W. 12th ave. Haven't see an rendering yet so don't know what to expect, but most of the hospital stuff has been pretty impressive so I expect more of the same.



Hopefully some serious consideration on safety design goes into the roof garden of a mental facility.
I would imagine something like 2 meter high glass walls around the roof garden would be good.
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A well done glass curtain wall that extends up would serve this purpose without announcing too boldly that it is a safety precaution as well as an aesthetic choice. With that said, a tremendous majority of people who seek and receive metal health care are in no danger of committing suicide. Plus, for all we know at this point, rooftop access may only be available to staff.
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2012 a record year for Vancouver rental housing

Vancouver set a record in 2012 for rental housing starts, the city says.

The city says more than 1,000 new rental units were approved for construction last year — a big jump over the previous four years.

An average of 328 units were approved in each of 2010 and 2011, after none had been approved in the two years prior to that.

The push for new rental units is part of the city's goal to address a lack of affordable housing.

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full story at .. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...al-starts.html
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came across this today. looks great!
2290 Main St (from www.changingcitybook.com)
2290 Main Street is a former used car dealers lot. It’s on the ’2nd to 7th’ stretch of Main Street that is currently mostly small scale industrial and auto-related uses, but the Mount Pleasant Plan allows the possibility of rezoning, and this is a location that the plan contemplated buildings close to those already around it – like the 10-storey District that’s behind it.

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as I live close by, im looking forward to seeing this area of main redeveloped, however according to the community plan, it only allows up to 6 floors. They can request more but its not a given. Classic case of, ask for more and hope for maximum allowed,

The likelihood of the building next to it being built is slim as the blue star motors which occupy one of the smaller buildings already is a heritage building.

here's the link to the community plan go to appendix A page 26,27.
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Welcome to the forum.
Thanks for posting, Delirium.

Nice looking building.

It's hard to determine from the render where the floors are though.
The render only looks like 5 storeys(?).

My only comment is that they should choose a different colour.
1 Kingsway next door is red brick. Having this one is red too would make an odd pairing.
Too bad they didn't proceed with the original yellow brick for 1 Kingsway,
but since the neighbourhood consultation resulted in 1 Kingsway changing from yellow to red, maybe that's why this one is in red too.
I would prefer to see a colour that provides more contrast with 1 Kingsway.
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Collection 45 on 8th ave:
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If you look at the rooms with and without lights you can see the main floor has an extended ceiling and five floors above that.

The little slideshow on their site has a more interesting rendering where a few floors are angled to line up with Kingsway:




credit: Arno Matis Architecture Inc.

http://www.arnomatisarchitecture.com/main_street.html

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^ That is really cool !
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The Mt. Pleasant community plan does allow for slightly higher buildings at 2nd and 7th avenues, thus this site is applicable.

Lots more information on 2290 Main street here: 2290 Main Rezoning Hub
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Also, not sure if anyone has noticed (or perhaps its been mentioned somewhere here already), but Google Maps has relatively up-to-date (at least late summer 2012) oblique aerials of most of Vancouver. The north facing ones are much better than anything Bing has had in the past although the rest of views leave a bit to be desired.
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Also, not sure if anyone has noticed (or perhaps its been mentioned somewhere here already), but Google Maps has relatively up-to-date (at least late summer 2012) oblique aerials of most of Vancouver. The north facing ones are much better than anything Bing has had in the past although the rest of views leave a bit to be desired.
Thanks a lot! These are quite high quality.
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Anyone want to have a contest to try to date when the photos were taken?

Oppenheimer Park seems to have a bunch of tents setup for the Powell Street Festival and the ground isn't that dirty, so I'll assume it's setup. It was on August 4-5th so I'll guess it was a day or two before that.
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Also, not sure if anyone has noticed (or perhaps its been mentioned somewhere here already), but Google Maps has relatively up-to-date (at least late summer 2012) oblique aerials of most of Vancouver. The north facing ones are much better than anything Bing has had in the past although the rest of views leave a bit to be desired.
I had noticed but assumed everyone else already knew. The hotel I got married in in 2010 is finally visible (same as avatar)!

Street view was updated too - right before my building was re-painted. Blargh!
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Anyone want to have a contest to try to date when the photos were taken?
The Convention Centre/Jack Poole Plaza is all decked out for an event of some sort.
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The Mt. Pleasant community plan does allow for slightly higher buildings at 2nd and 7th avenues, thus this site is applicable.

Lots more information on 2290 Main street here: 2290 Main Rezoning Hub
Thanks! I submitted a statement in support of the rezoning, it looks great and it will be nice to see retail+residential slowly pushing north of 7th.
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