Category: Development

Rejection of 105 Keefer opened the door to new future for Chinatown, but will anyone walk through?

Yesterday’s 8-3 council vote to reject Beedie Group’s proposal to build a 12-story project at 105 Keefer ended the longest public hearing in a decade, a process that turned into a debate on the future of Chinatown. I… Read More

Packed memorial marks Joe Wai’s legacy in scores of buildings in Chinatown and across Vancouver

Friends, colleagues and family of architect Joe Wai filled the auditorium of the Chinese Cultural Centre this afternoon to celebrate the life a man whose work touched almost every neighbourhood in the city. The Sun Yat Sen Garden,… Read More

What the experts told the Mayor about foreign investment in 2012

Now that even the federal finance minister and the Premier are working to curb the impact of foreign investment in the real estate market, some commentators are outraged at Mayor Gregor Robertson’s suggestion that their actions were too long… Read More

Vancouver approved only 42 sites for additional density in 2015, but generated $103 million in benefits

Additional density was approved in only 42 developments in Vancouver in 2015, says a report to today’s city council meeting, representing only 2.6 percent of overall building permits. Those density increases generated $103 million in community benefits, more than half… Read More