Crossroads 1

Crossroads is one of several projects redefining the Broadway and Cambie area. The tired and underdeveloped 1970s Fairchild Plaza, and a single storey Royal Bank was replaced in 2009 by Busby Associates design for offices and condos over a London Drugs store on Broadway, and Wholefoods a floor lower, accessed from 10th Avenue, with a ‘living wall’ feature sits under the terrace of a Milestones restaurant.

Before image 2006; after image 2009

33 West Pender

33 W Pender

33 West Pender is a condo building in a location better known for non-market housing. Completed in 2009, Acton Ostrey’s modern design is even more dramatic at the back with a series of projecting boxes and coloured glass panels. Although the site had been cleared for many years, there had been a warehouse building on the site that was once the home of Cathay Importers

Before image 2006; after image 2009