Category: Development

Travel time priorities: new BC poll shows people wary of density, want shopping, green space close by

There’s a wealth of information, insight and perspective in a new Real Estate Foundation of BC poll about urban design and the built environment, including the news that BC residents have the least tolerance for long commutes to… Read More

City cracks down on derelict, abandoned homes on Cambie, but forced rental not possible

An improved city education program, combined with an enforcement crackdown, has virtually eliminated problems of vermin and garbage around empty homes on Cambie, says city planning general manager Brian Jackson, but the city does not have the power… Read More

The fight to “save” industrial land is really all about jobs, that forgotten priority of “city-building”

Suddenly, after months and years of obsessive coverage of Metro Vancouver’s red-hot housing market, we get two in-depth probes of the region’s dwindling industrial land base, that forgotten step-sister of the affordable housing debate, one with a Vancouver… Read More

Challenges for 555 Cordova show Central Waterfront Hub plan is proving its worth

Most of the controversy about Cadillac Fairview’s now-rejected “origami” tower at 555 West Cordova has centred on how it fits in with the city’s past, especially heritage buildings like CPR Station to the west and the Landing to… Read More