While many Vancouver residents are keeping a close eye on the fate of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts, another major road redesign has already been approved. According to an article on Open File, the Granville loops are “set to be realigned.”
This is significant because it opens up more room for condos at the foot of the Granville Street bridge, effectively making room for a new neighbourhood.
Yaletown and the West End will see the most development. Based on a rendering, it appears as though twelve buildings will be built near the Granville Street Bridge. Amongst these buildings is a large tower tentatively named Beach and Howe Tower. Proposed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) architects, the mixed-use development will be a 49-storey residential tower. At 150 metres, the building will be the forth tallest in the city.
With eleven other towers planned, it looks to us like the Granville Loops redesign is going to create space for vibrant new community in downtown Vancouver.
Check out a larger version of the rendering below: