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Excerpt:  While the city already had a higher buildings policy, it was amended and strengthened around 2010. The planning department identified about six sites where particularly tall buildings could be constructed, one of which is at the north end of Granville Bridge where Vancouver House is now situated, while another site is opposite to Vancouver...
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Excerpt:  People who live less than 50 metres from a major road or less than 150 metres from a highway are at a higher risk of developing dementia or Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from UBC. Researchers looked at 678,000 adults living in Metro Vancouver between 1994 and 1998, and then followed up with...
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Excerpt:  Who will live in Vancouver House? The good news is it includes at least one family-friendly three-bedroom unit. That one, however, will put you back $6.9 million plus a $1,547.70 monthly maintenance fee. Then again, you also get five bathrooms and pets are allowed. Another unit, while smaller, sells for millions more. Gillespie says...
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Excerpt: The look of the city, known for its ‘Vancouverism’ design, is changing as the real estate market adapts to the spread of luxury housing and a tech-fueled office boom. The city is one of the least affordable housing markets in North America, a crisis that experts say is fueled by investors, who have long viewed...
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The Granville Bridge Connector is intended to address a gap in the city’s active transportation network and serve some of the densest parts of the city with an improved walking and cycling pathway, as well as public spaces. Details: (web) https://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/granville-bridge-connector.aspx Open House boards: (pdf) granville-bridge-connector-phase-2-open-house-information-displays According to the information provided on the Open House Boards in...
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Excerpt: One of the ubiquitous social-media images of Vancouver is the aerial shot of its downtown peninsula, with picture-postcard water surrounding it. But underneath some of those glittering blue surfaces is a sludge pile of bacteria and human and animal waste. That reality hit home again as Vancouver prepares for what looks like a bad summer...
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Excerpt: Asked how so many homes for high-income earners counted as social housing, Dan Garrison, Vancouver’s assistant director of housing policy, explained in a recent interview how it works: a building counts as “social housing” if it is owned and operated by a government or non-profit society and at least 30 per cent of the units...
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Attend the Urban Design Panel. The meeting was scheduled for February 20 at 3 pm at City Hall. Excerpt:  Local and international architects have been invited to take part in a special review for a proposed Vancouver high-rise. The Urban Design Panel has set a meeting on Tuesday (February 20) to evaluate the design of...
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Excerpt:  Mark Nov. 26 on your calendar if you want to inspect plans for a 54-storey high rise envisioned for 601 Beach Crescent at the north end of Granville Bridge across from Westbank’s 49-storey Vancouver House ‘twisty tower’ that’s nearing completion. An open house for the Beach Crescent rezoning application is planned on that date. Pinnacle International...
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Excerpt: A rezoning application, along with a fresh set of renderings, has been filed with the City of Vancouver for what would be the city’s fourth-tallest tower. Pinnacle International wants to build a 54-storey luxury high-rise at the north end of Granville Bridge, opposite the under-construction Vancouver House. Together the redevelopment of the Granville loop lands is...
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