Robson Street – 400 block, north side (1)

We looked at the block to the east of here in the previous post. This block in 1981 was as empty as the 300 block. The 1970s saw a lot of clearance Downtown, but redevelopment took longer, and there was a sea of surface parking for many years. The first development here saw houses built. Below is another view of the same parking lot, also from 1981, showing that there were no structures all the way to the CBC building.

Today there’s a strata hotel (rooms are owned by different owners as investments) and a residential tower with two floors of retail, including a supermarket.

Image source: City of Vancouver Archives CVA 779-E09.27 and CVA 779-E09.26


Posted 8 October 2018 by ChangingCity in Altered, Downtown

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