New 30-storey office tower could replace rickety parkade near Waterfront Station

New 30-storey office tower could replace rickety parkade near Waterfront Station

07/02/17

There are new signs of life for an office tower project first proposed nearly five years ago across the street from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. A rezoning application to build an office tower at 320 Granville Street, the southeast corner of Granville and Cordova streets where a rickety-looking Go Park parkade structure is located, […]

20 condo towers planned for new 48-acre Southgate neighbourhood at Edmonds Station

20 condo towers planned for new 48-acre Southgate neighbourhood at Edmonds Station

07/02/17

Much of Metro Vancouver’s building boom is not happening within the boundaries of the city of Vancouver, but rather in neighbouring Burnaby. Nowhere is this more evident than with the new ‘Southgate City’ neighbourhood in South Burnaby. Plans are moving forward to redevelop a massive 51-acre warehouse site, framed by 11th and 14th avenues and 15th and […]

Vancouver city planners recommend new Chinatown condos of up to 14 storeys

Vancouver city planners recommend new Chinatown condos of up to 14 storeys

07/02/17

More tall buildings are coming to Chinatown in Vancouver. City planners are recommending heights of up to 14 storeys for new condo developments in the historic neighbourhood. According to a discussion guide prepared by staff, this measure will “clarify achievable floor area” and “maximum number of floors”. Most of the buildings in Chinatown are two […]

Gordon Clark: Construction activity great news for B.C.

Gordon Clark: Construction activity great news for B.C.

30/01/17

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. released its December and 2016 year-end numbers for housing starts this week, noting a downward trend last month using its “six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts.” The CMHC uses the moving average to remove some of the significant ups and down in […]

Vancouver airport reveals $5.6 billion expansion plan

Vancouver airport reveals $5.6 billion expansion plan

30/01/17

The Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) has revealed a 20-year, $5.6-billion plan to upgrade its Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Its wide-ranging plan forecasts 75 major projects with much of the money going toward a set of extensions to five arms that branch off the main terminal. No government funding is anticipated for the expansions, said VAA […]

Downtown site of oldest house in Vancouver eyed for 39-storey condo tower

Downtown site of oldest house in Vancouver eyed for 39-storey condo tower

30/01/17

The Vancouver house that tradesman George Leslie built on Hornby Street during the 1880s sits empty and boarded up. One of the last remaining examples of the Queen Anne style of British architecture in the city, the Leslie House has a long history. For 40 years and until 2013, the heritage home known as the […]

Ivanhoé Cambridge sells Oakridge Centre to local developers

Ivanhoé Cambridge sells Oakridge Centre to local developers

30/01/17

Ivanhoé Cambridge is selling Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre to QuadReal Property Group but terms of the deal are not being released, QuadReal announced January 25. QuadReal is owned by Vancouver’s British Columbia Investment Management Corp. (bcIMC) while Ivanhoé Cambridge is owned by Quebec’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. This is the second time that […]

LEED projects in Canada surpass 1 billion square feet

LEED projects in Canada surpass 1 billion square feet

26/01/17

Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcement that there are now over 1 billion square feet of LEED projects in Canada. Representing nearly 7,000 LEED buildings, homes and communities since 2004, this growth can be attributed to the successful and widespread adoption of LEED by Canada’s industry, […]

Stuart Olson awarded $250M in new contracts

Stuart Olson awarded $250M in new contracts

26/01/17

Stuart Olson Inc. announced that it has been awarded approximately $250 million in new contracts. Stuart Olson’s Buildings Group has secured construction management contracts to retrofit existing facilities at two large post-secondary institutions in Western Canada. The two new projects have a combined value of approximately $220 million. The Industrial Group has also been awarded a five-year maintenance, repair and operations […]