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Old Posted Sep 30, 2014, 2:37 PM
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It is embarassing that in this day and age those hideous utility poles are right up against Prelude in the lane. Who would want to look at that.

I do not like the retail on Cambie. Is this street going to become another Kingsway with an interminable retail strip of anonymous stores stretching for kilometres.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2014, 3:39 PM
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It is embarassing that in this day and age those hideous utility poles are right up against Prelude in the lane. Who would want to look at that.

I do not like the retail on Cambie. Is this street going to become another Kingsway with an interminable retail strip of anonymous stores stretching for kilometres.
I don't think you need to worry too much. For the most part, retail will be limited to the stretch of Cambie between 41st and 49th + Station nodes but even then there is no retail planned for the block south of 49th. South of King Ed until about 47th, there is no retail requirement.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2014, 4:34 PM
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Prelude and Collection 45 both look great.

You can see that the thicker banding on Prelude makes for a more dramatic appearance. On Collection 45, the banding is underplayed and suffers.
I agree the renders made the white bands in Collection45 look far more bold, the end result was far less dramatic with far less contrast, Prelude maintained it's integrity much better.

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Old Posted Sep 30, 2014, 10:28 PM
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And the Arbutus Corridor is worth $20 million.

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A Vancouver real estate company is advertising an entire city block for sale in a Kerrisdale for $28 million, after a developer bought up the separate apartment blocks as a job lot.

The land in question is zoned C-2 by the City of Vancouver, which would allow a buyer to knock down the existing buildings and erect a four storey development of retail shops, and condos.

Company principal of listing agents HQ Commercial, Dave Goodman, says the current owner spent 18 months acquiring five buildings on the site, and has now decided to sell.

"They are developers. They've made a strategic decision to sell this site.They are involved in other sites," he said.

The buildings, he said, date back to the 1940s and 50s, and residents agreed to sell their one and two bedroom apartments at prices from $350,000 each. Goodman says the buildings' occupants reached consensus on selling, because they were able to sell at prices well above market value.

"They received, I would say, probably a 40 to 50 per cent premium over the value they would have received."

He added that there has been strong interest in the property, which is a rare listing in Vancouver.

"It's a very unique offering in the sense that it is a prime West Side location, it doesn't require any rezoning, it's basically ready to go," he said.

The sale does follow a trend of developers buying blocks of properties along arterial roads such as Cambie and Main Streets in an effort to take advantage of the city's push for increased density.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-28m-1.2782656
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2014, 11:31 PM
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And the Arbutus Corridor is worth $20 million.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-28m-1.2782656
But the Arbutus corridor is NOT zoned for housing, just rail transportation and pedestrian trails.

Rezone Stanley Park for housing, and you could sell it & wipe out the provincial debt.
Ain't gonna happen, though.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 12:49 AM
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But the Arbutus corridor is NOT zoned for housing, just rail transportation and pedestrian trails.

Rezone Stanley Park for housing, and you could sell it & wipe out the provincial debt.
Ain't gonna happen, though.
Odds of Stanley Park getting zoned for housing 0%.

Odds of sections of the Corridor getting zoned for housing >0%.

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Jericho Lands sale completed. Consultation to begin 2015. Let the speculation begin!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/met...565/story.html
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Jericho Lands sale completed. Consultation to begin 2015. Let the speculation begin!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/met...565/story.html
Both the Jericho Lands and the RCMP Lands on Heather at 37th.
The Jericho lands would make for a good future SkyTrain stop with transit oriented development.

Jericho Lands:


http://www.vancouversun.com/news/met....html?tab=PHOT

RCMP Heather Lands:


http://www.vancouversun.com/news/met....html?tab=PHOT
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The Jericho Lands: A federal Crown corporation and three Lower Mainland First Nations announced Wednesday a long-awaited and "historic" $307.2 million agreement to acquire and develop some of the most valuable real estate in the country.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business...#ixzz3EvwirWjv
what a joke. the last people I would want developing the sites.
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the last people I would want developing the sites.
Please explain.
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what a joke. the last people I would want developing the sites.
I'm just hoping that some legal wrangling will result in the First Nations being declared not subject to Vancouver's zoning laws. Seems like the best chance for getting some meaningful density on this site.
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what a joke. the last people I would want developing the sites.
You know that the area resident group (what ever they're called) will fight tooth and nail over almost any proposal for that land. The kind of density and scale they will be lobbying for will be row-houses. That's what these west side groups mean when they say they're not opposed to higher density. The native bands are better equipped politically to deal with these Nimby's imo. They likely would get less opposition to the high density development that are appropriate for this land.
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i just wonder if the housing units will be freehold or leasehold. I would guess freehold given its a partnership.
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And the Arbutus Corridor is worth $20 million.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-28m-1.2782656
That's a former private co-op site on West Boulevard a couple of blocks north of 49th Ave.

Another article:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle20851458/
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