April 4, 2011
Address: 888 Homer St. (at Smithe)
Estimated Completion: Late 2011 or early 2012
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this building is right where Yaletown meets Downtown. The convenient location means that if you walk towards east one block you’ll find the public library and the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Holy Rosary Cathedral and BC Place Stadium, and if you just walk to the end of the block you’ll find yourself at the beginning of Robson Street (hello, shopping!). If you walk to the west side of the building you’ll be in Yaletown, and only one block from the beginning of the shops and restaurants. The Yaletown Skytrain Station is four blocks away.
If you have a dog, you and your puppy will love the building; it will have Vancouver’s first dog walk and wash area. As for the rest of the amenities, The Beasley will have a gym, a library, a meeting room and a party room.
The name of the building is a tribute to Larry Beasley who was the Director of Planning at Vancouver’s City Hall. Beasley is credited with pioneering the ‘Living First’ strategy for Downtown Vancouver, which made it a model for city planners worldwide. His achievements in land use and transportation planning, along with careful development management, have dramatically reshaped Vancouver’s city centre.
The developer behind The Beasley is Amacon, which in the past has brought to life projects such as: The Melville, Brava and The 501. Amacon’s portfolio of architecturally beautiful buildings is impressive!
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