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Old Posted Feb 18, 2014, 7:39 PM
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Final Draft Marpole Community Plan Released

http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/marpol...014-feb-17.pdf
Thanks for posting. I didn't really follow the process closely, all I know is that the "community activist" blowback was bigger than usual. Given these circumstances (and in an election year no less), the plan looks good, especially the densities called for around Granville and W. 70th. My one concern is that it calls for townhomes along the more northern bits of Granville and Oak - the new townhomes at Oak and 43rd feel like a total waste of an arterial. I thought there were rumblings from certain quarters in Vision that they might up-zone all arterials in the city to 5/6 storeys, which this plan otherwise allows.

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Old Posted Feb 18, 2014, 8:10 PM
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What would you guys do with Granville Island? Not sure it really needs to be owned by the federal government especially if they spend no money renovating the space.
Adding a community board, etc. to govern the Island would just politicize it more than it is now.
The more "local" you get, the more the process is politicized... and in effect, you are just adding middle management, so I'd expect the rents to increase as well.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2014, 10:17 PM
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I would leave Granville Island as is, the last thing we'd need is residential to spill onto the island. Perhaps it's time for CHMC to invest some additional money into the place but it wouldn't take much. We don't want rents to increase too much and have the place lose it's current mix.

As for the Marpole plan, not much surprising in it, think the one thing we're going to find though is that the plans will not have the effects the city is hoping for. If they did one area at a time we'd see money pour into that neighbourhood, but with the current approach of doing most of the city at once I think the growth will be anemic. Perhaps that is the point, but they are selling people on the benefits of what that growth will pay for.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2014, 5:21 PM
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Westbank is looking to build a 30plus storey apartment next to Joyce station.
http://joyceandvanness.com/project-information.html
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As for the Marpole plan, not much surprising in it, think the one thing we're going to find though is that the plans will not have the effects the city is hoping for. If they did one area at a time we'd see money pour into that neighbourhood, but with the current approach of doing most of the city at once I think the growth will be anemic. Perhaps that is the point, but they are selling people on the benefits of what that growth will pay for.
The plans may be sold on immediate benefits, but it seems that much of the opposition to them comes from fear that the adoption of a plan will instantly turn the neighborhood into a construction site SEFC-style. Hopefully when people see that a new plan won't trigger a rush of concentrated construction in their neighborhood, opposition to future plans will be lessened. /optimism
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Here the latest update with the MEC Headquarters on Great Northern Way. Photos by me.



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Any word on when the second phase of Containers will break ground?
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Westbank is looking to build a 30plus storey apartment next to Joyce station.
http://joyceandvanness.com/project-information.html
Was going to post about it today but you beat me to it. The first community meeting was held yesterday. Seemed like good response at least while I was there.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2014, 1:11 AM
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Thanks for the MEC pics.
I wonder what the cladding will be - wood?
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Broadway Central (552 West Broadway)

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Radius (4th and Fir)

Photos by me yesterday.


Radius on Fourth and Fir by city-dweller Vancouver, on Flickr


Radius excavation by city-dweller Vancouver, on Flickr
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2014, 10:16 PM
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Thanks!

That office building on Broadway has been flying under the radar.
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The Drive (former Van East Cimena condo convesion)

I was in my old neighbourhood yesterday and I took a snapshot with my phone of the virtually-completed conversion and vertical expansion of the former Van East Cinema building. I think it turned out exceptionally well. I'd say it's one of the relatively few mid-rise buildings I look at and think "I'd live there". I just hope that this kicks some generation into gear for this stretch of Commercial Drive. The Ministry of Social Assistance building across the street doesn't especially help matters.

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will be nice to have retail in that building, it always made that stretch feel dead
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The Scotiabank on the southwest side of Oak and Broadway has been sold: http://www.vancouvermarket.ca/transa...way-vancouver/

Does anybody know anything about the shops between the Scotiabank and the residential tower?
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Any word on when the second phase of Containers will break ground?
when they sign another tenant.
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Broadway Central (552 West Broadway)

Took this yesterday on my way home.


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False Creek Landing

Also why did they cover False Creek Landing?


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Old Posted Mar 11, 2014, 5:59 PM
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Nice pic of the Broadway office building.

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Also why did they cover False Creek Landing?
Their facebook page says its for the "big unveiling". In reality, it's probably to provide a comfortable work environment for the installation of what they call their spandrels, which in this case, are more like balcony railing panels. Should be dramatic when they do "unveil".

https://www.facebook.com/2211cambie
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A rendering I can't recall having seen previously was included in a Globe and Mail article about a project at 41st and Willow.


Source/article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...ticle17384420/
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