Design Panel Likes West Hastings Project
Morguard's 215k SF office tower (below) planned for 601 West Hastings St received unanimous support from the Vancouver Urban Design Panel. Morguard's Geoff Nagle tells us no changes to the renderings are required. The project is still working through re-zoning with the city, he says, with the target for approval summer '14. Geoff is snapped next to Morguard colleague Margaret Knowles and Rina Zigler.
Also on the Morguard front, tenant fit-out continues in Uptown in Saanich, where Scotiabank opened its new branch on the Blanshard level earlier this month. (If you're sensitive, avoid this building, since it looks like it's sticking its tongue out at you.) Both Knickerbockers and the Emily Carr Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library will open during the next few weeks. Leasing progress will determine when the next phases at the mixed-use development kick off.