Vancouver City Council continues to astonish the world and the city by its mixed use development opportunities, which many find to be the heart of the new city. This new mixed use development now contains a new modern church on the main floor. This is quite a different approach to the grocery stores, retail shops, offices and facilities that usually go hand in hand with a new development.

This is also the city known for North America’s first urban Costco which is located in the basement of the Spectrum condo complex next to Rogers Arena. — VanCityBuzz

This has not yet been approved but an application for this 22-storey mixed use rental development at the corner of Thurlow and Pendrell streets. This project is being spearheaded by the Central Presbyterian Church that already exists at the current location. Along with the new improved church will be a new arts centre for community use.

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The new "Approved" Burrard Gateway Tower will forever change the look and feel of travelling over the Burrard bridge. The new Jim Pattison tower will start to move the city in a new direction of building architecture away from the increasing stagnant "Yaletown" feel.


This 54-storey complex at the corner of Burrard and Drake streets will comprise one entire city block and allow for 3 towers of varying sizes. This will include: 54-storey tower, 36-storey tower and a 7-storey podium for a residential market, rental housing and retail uses including a grocery store.



This allowance of a 54-storey tower in the southern downtown region was allowed due to Jim Pattison incredible contribution to the surrounding area. The firm has agreed to donate more than $15 million in community and structural improvements to better the surrounding landscape and improve the lives of those living in it.


Yes, the Toyota dealership will stay but will be getting a revamping and allow for increased space and capacity.


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2013 was a great year and it saw a lot of changes for the Canadian housing and mortgage markets. The housing market maintained a consistent balance between buyers and sellers for the year of 2013. This has allowed the market to enjoy broad stability and moderate home sale increases throughout this period. Although home sales are down as per the 10 year average, home sales have significantly increases from 2012. 


54,742 homes sold on the MLS in the Greater Vancouver Regional District in 2013.


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