Bigger, bolder, higher: Vancouver’s push for density has builders rejigging their plans

Rendering of the original Raphael building.Cape Group When Vancouver developer Zack Ross heard that the Broadway Plan had been approved, he immediately ordered all work stopped at the site of a 95-unit apartment building on East 2nd Avenue, in the False Creek Flats area. Instead of a five-storey building, Mr. Ross now had the potential … Read more

44-storey tower at Burnaby border would be Coquitlam’s closest housing to SFU

A 44-storey tower on the border with Burnaby — and largely catering to Simon Fraser University’s population — is planned in Coquitlam’s Oakdale neighbourhood. A 44-storey tower on the border with Burnaby — and largely catering to Simon Fraser University’s population — is planned in Coquitlam’s Oakdale neighbourhood. The proposed apartment building would also come … Read more

Kelowna city council to review proposed UBCO campus Monday – Okanagan

City council will be going over the proposed UBCO downtown campus on Monday, focusing on the height, density, and parking availability. A zoning change is being recommended by city staff to allow for what would be Kelowna’s tallest tower. City staff call it the CD 28, the University of British Columbia Downtown Campus Zone. According … Read more

Generation density: Past planners speak out on urban development

Senior Architect, Urban Designer and Development Planner Ralph Segal in Vancouver.Courtesy Ralph Segal When senior architect, urban designer and development planner Ralph Segal was working on densifying a Vancouver neighbourhood, such as the West End or North False Creek, he’d put on his most comfortable shoes and walk every day, searching for pockets that could … Read more

New plans map out a towering future for Vancouver along Broadway corridor

Architect Brian Palmquist is seen in front of the site of the proposed 39-storey tower at Granville and Broadway in Vancouver on May 1.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/The Globe and Mail BC Housing Minister David Eby says he can’t wait for the ribbon cutting of the recently approved 39-storey mixed-use tower at the corner of Granville and Broadway, … Read more

Proposed 39-storey tower at Vancouver’s Broadway and Granville draws mixed reaction

Vehicles idle in traffic on West Broadway at Cambie Street in Vancouver on March 12, 2020.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail A proposal to build the tallest tower in Vancouver’s “second downtown” on Broadway is setting off an impassioned fight among supporters and opponents, all of whom see it as a symbol of a big new … Read more