Last week we reported that the City of Vancouver quietly signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Protocol Agreement with the Squamish Nation that is likely connected to the tribe’s desire to develop the land it owns around the south end of the Burrard Bridge.

Today the Vancouver Sun published images of their plans.

The Squamish First Nation is going to reclaim its ancestral village in the heart of Vancouver by putting up two major condo towers that will block views to English Bay and the mountains and dramatically change the city skyline.

An early draft of the development proposal features 35-storey and 28-storey condo towers on the south end of the Burrard Bridge, exactly where a giant billboard was erected by the first nation a few months ago. It will fundamentally block the view corridor the City of Vancouver has preserved for decades.

The development, which also dramatically ramps up the density of Kitsilano, will bring an additional 2,000 parking spots and offices that will house thousands of workers. It’s a real-estate play that could near the $1-billion range and generate massive profits.

Last modified: March 14, 2017

3 Responses to " Squamish Nation shows off plans for a 35-storey tower at Burrard Bridge "

  1. Jason says:

    I get the strangest feeling that this proposed development is going to end up the same way as Pamela Anderson’s did in Ladysmith – all talk, no walk. As Hunter S Thompson said, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

  2. […] of buildings or the firms involved, their plans have been public for some time. In May of 2010 they showed off their plans for a 35 storey tower on the four-hectare parcel, which straddles both sides of the bridge. The tallest of the towers […]

  3. Johnny says:

    This project requirement services for road access ,sewers ,electricity from the city. So this should all be made public so the public has a chance to comment on the project.