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Old December 18th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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A megadevelopment promising Vancouver's 3rd tallest tower has been approved:


Mega-Development Approved For Burrard Street Corridor

The Burrard Street corridor will continue its transformation with the approval of Jim Pattison's Burrard Gateway Tower Complex which will include a 54-storey residential tower, a 36-storey commercial tower, and a seven-storey podium for market residential and retail. The 54-storey tower will be the third tallest in Vancouver, only behind the Shangri-La and the currently under construction Trump Tower. In addition to the towers, the developer will be contributing $15.8 million in community amenities, including a $7 million LGBTQ community centre, $4 million for city improvements like bike lanes, $2 million for city wide cultural facilities, and another $2.8 million for community parks. As if our minds weren't blow already by the sheer volume of this development, there will also be another 14-storey tower that will be built along Burrard Street which will be used as office space and as a new home to the Toyota dealership. Total square footage of the development will be just shy of 900,000 square feet.

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Vancouver council approves over-height Burrard Gateway tower


Architectural excellence, community amenities warrant exception to height limit, planner says

By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun December 18, 2013

Vancouver council has approved construction of what will be the third-tallest building in the city as part of a massive $500-million, three-tower proposal along Burrard and Hornby Streets near the Burrard Bridge that will redefine the entrance to the downtown core.

In approving the so-called Burrard Gateway project at Drake Street, council also exceeded a recent general height limit of 500 feet it set just three years ago, allowing the tallest of the three buildings to reach 550 feet.

But in doing so, the city said the development partnership of Reliance Properties and Jim Pattison Group had met a demand for architectural excellence that warranted the exception, even though the tallest of the three might shadow other buildings and neighbouring streets.

“This particular applicant was able to design what we think is a building which contributes architectural excellence to the city, and therefore we were prepared to move beyond that and the shadowing effect and the overall effect on the skyline and support 550 feet,” said Brian Jackson, the city’s general manager of planning and development.

The developers will build almost one million square feet of residential and commercial space on 27 amalgamated lots, including a striking 13-storey curved glass commercial building designed by Bing Thom, and 54-storey and 35-storey “white concrete waffle” towers designed by IBI Architects.


The tallest building, when completed, will have more floors than the 48-storey Wall Centre tower just up Burrard. But the 62-storey, 659-foot Shangri-La tower, at 1120 West Georgia in the central business district, will remain king in the city, for now. The 61-storey Trump Tower at 1151 West Georgia, which is now under construction, will be the second-tallest in the city.

The Burrard Gateway site is only one of a handful of properties in the downtown peninsula that the city will allow to scale more than 500 feet because of the potential impact they can have on the city’s much-heralded views of the North Shore.

Stovell said Reliance redesigned the Burrard Gateway project three times since first proposing it in 2009, in part because the city began a review of whether to allow higher buildings in some parts of the downtown peninsula. The first proposal called for the tallest building to scale 466 feet at a time when the height limit was 375 feet. City staff subsequently recommended a general height limit of 500 for the site because the view corridors it would affect, and the shadowing it would cause on area streets.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business...#ixzz2nyywi4jy

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Old December 22nd, 2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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i was able to register for the project by using their old URL which then redirected me to a new URL although oddly, both sites have now been taken down.
in any event, i did manage to get a screen shot of the home page. it's being marketed as 60 storeys. some serious height and density for the area. the views are going to be amazing.

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