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Two related Gastown items:

First: the City of Vancouver wants to talk about the proposed redesign of this historic place — Blood Alley Square and Trounce Alley.  The design work will be by Enns Gauthier (consultants).

  •   Wednesday June 1, 2016  4-7 pm
  • Saturday  June 4, 2016  11 am – 2 pm.

Location:  Blood Alley Square

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Thanks to City of Vancouver

 

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Second: Westbank Projects and Henriquez Partners Architects are seeking approval for a new 11-storey structure around 33 West Cordova. Thanks to Kenneth Chan at VanCity Buzz (and to Ian for the tip).

There will be a total of 214 rental units in the 163,000-square-foot redevelopment, including 80 social housing units and 134 secured market rental units.

On the ground level, a number of retail and restaurant units are planned, including a wine bar, with frontages on both Cordova Street and Blood Alley, which will receive a new southern frontage as a result of the project.

A large cabaret and entertainment venue in the underground level could provide much-needed additional foot traffic into Blood Alley, where the entrance into the venue is located.

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Thanks to Henriquez Partners Architects / Westbank Projects

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Thanks to Henriquez Partners Architects / Westbank Projects