Heritage house moved back to 35 West 6th Avenue

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A heritage house that had been temporary stored on 215 West 1st Avenue has been moved back to its original location at 35 West 6th Avenue.

The heritage designation of the Coulter House was approved by City Council at a Public Hearing on April 17, 2018. In return for the preservation and restoration of the Coulter House, Council granted an increase in density for the permitted office space on this site. The existing I-1 industrial zoning allowed for a Floor Space Ratio of 3.0, with 1.0 FSR for general office. The heritage designation allowed the office space component to go to 2.12 FSR (35,967 sq. ft). The overall FSR increased to 3.1 and there was a slight height increase from 60 feet (18.3 metres) to 72.5 feet (22.1 metres). The allowable area for a restaurant was increased by 33% to 2,152 sq. ft. or 200 sq. metres.

We’ve included several links on the Coulter House below. More information on the heritage house is available on the developer’s houss.org website and there’s also a video of the Coulter House being moved on vimeo.

Coulter House in storage on 215 West 1st Avenue (left) and at 35 West 6th Avenue (right)

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Vancouver Sun reports “Hail Mary” attempt to save Class A Heritage Legg Residence from demolition

Legg Residence from HarwoodJust this evening, the Vancouver Sun online reported a surprise attempt by concerned citizens to buy the Legg Residents property at 1241 Harwood in the West End. The City has already issued a demolition permit. Main points of the story:

  • Yaletown resident Scott Mackenzie hopes to put together a bid with other couples living downtown to buy the threatened Legg House in the West End — the house and entire lot. He hopes to hear back today from 5253 Investments Inc., which bought the double lot in 2004 for $2.7 million.

See the article in the Vancouver Sun online here.