Further evidence of Coal Harbour as a big building/small population community in this article by Frank O’Brien in Business Vancouver.
The 27-foot-high ceilings should make it very easy to heat in Greenest City’s long winters.


  1. The picture mostly shows Arthur Erickson’s ‘Evergreen’ office building. The condo building is the sliver behind it, which is concrete frame built to the height of the office building. Only the top triangular portion is wood-frame – technically ‘Mass Timber Structure’, and presumably the 27 foot ceilings are the angled part. There are only 20 units in the 19 floors. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, the Evergreen’s landscape architect is also advising on the new project. There’s another image here. https://changingcitybook.com/2016/08/03/1255-west-pender/

      1. Not quite. It is a high end area with ocean views. Leaving them empty is an owner’s choice. Many folks live there, some part-time and some full-time. Many are also rented btw.
        With a very limited downtown peninsula foot print of maybe four square km and ocean on three sides, plus close to commercial center downtown, 2 subway and one seabus line and Stanley Park it is by definition THE most expensive place in Vancouver area, if not Canada.
        In case you are looking for an investment buy anything old in the west end, as anything old will eventually be acquired and re-developed (allegedly but probably true .. up to 20 stories).

    1. Actually, Coal Harbour is designed for rental or affordable housing projects. There’s the Coal Harbour Housing Co-op, and the Performing Arts Lodge (PAL). There will probably be more coming in the future in the parcel of land on Georgia where the White Spot now sits.

      1. The White Spot site on West Georgia isn’t part of Coal Harbour; it’s part of the West End Plan. Some sites on Georgia can be rezoned to higher densities, but unlike Davie Street development sites there is no requirement to provide rental or affordable housing unless it’s a replacement of existing rental.
        Instead the part of the land lift that the developer offers to the City for the additional density will be used for other West End Plan public benefits. Examples would be replacing the Joe Fortes Library, creating additional childcare spaces or providing social and supportive housing, for example by adding infill on existing social housing sites.

  2. If you’re upset about the price of this one building, just wait until you hear about Dunbar.
    We have entire neighbourhoods in this city with a similar entry price.

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