Vancouver’s Expo 86 grounds may be about to get a facelift.

According to an article in The Vancouver Sun, city council is considering a rezoning application for 750 Pacific Blvd. from architect James Cheng.

Cheng is known for designing some of Vancouver’s most impressive glass towers, including the city’s tallest building, the 62-storey Shangri-La.

The proposal comes from developer Canadian Metropolitan Properties Corporation.

The application includes 350,000 square feet of retail, commercial and office space, a community centre, a sports science centre, an ice rink, and a 30-storey building with up to 2000 residential units.

In the application, renderings were included and one of the images showed a glass arch structure that appears to frame BC Place.

Councillor Raymond Louie refused to speculate on how the arching glass tower would be received by the council, but he did note that “it’s different than what we’ve seen on the waterfront. I generally like to see a skyline that is respectful of our existing space.”

It could take a year before council votes on the proposal, so we’ll have to wait and see whether the arching glass tower will be a new addition to the waterfront.

Check out one of the renderings below:

Could this be the future of Vancouver’s Expo 86 grounds?

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