New 23-storey office tower planned for downtown Vancouver

Architect files rezoning application for modestly designed project for site next to under-construction Deloitte Summit building

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Vancouver Courier
March 11, 2020





View from the north side of West Georgia Street. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects
View from the north side of West Georgia Street. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects

A 23-storey office tower with retail space at street level is proposed for 450 West Georgia at Richards Street in Vancouver.

W.T. Leung Architects has filed a rezoning application for the project. If approved, it would be built next to Westbank’s 24-storey Deloitte Summit architectrually striking office building under construction at 400 West Georgia, which features clusters of four-storey cubes. The site is also not far from the central library.

The application for the office building envisioned for 450 West Georgia notes that it “will help the city meet the future projected demand for office space outlined in the metro core jobs and economy land use plan.” It cites a July 2019 report highlighting that Vancouver and Toronto had the lowest office vacancy rates in North America.

The proposed height for the tower is 286 feet, with a floor space ratio of 15.65, as well as 270 parking spaces and 236 bicycle spaces.

The application is being considered under the City of Vancouver’s rezoning policy for the Central Business District (CBD) and CBD shoulder.

An open house runs from 5 to 7p.m. in Salon B of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March 31.

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View West Georgia at Homer Street. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects
View West Georgia at Homer Street. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects

 

View West Georgia at Richards Street. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects
View West Georgia at Richards Street. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects

 

View north on Richards Street from in front of L'Hermitage. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects
View north on Richards Street from in front of L'Hermitage. Rendering W.T. Leung Architects

 

View from the south.
View from the south.

 

View from the north.
View from the north.

 

Site and context.
Site and context.

 


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