New KC Projects – Klondike Contracting is excited to announce that we have 3 new commercial projects opening before we go into 2018! Eagle-eyed readers of this blog will have noticed our previous projects with H-Mart (www.hmart.ca), JOEY Restaurant (joeyrestaurants.com) and RYU Apparel (ryu.com); we have just completed the H-Mart Upper Scale Grocery Store at Dunbar & 41st Avenue in Kerrisdale, Local Restaurant and Pub (Owned by JOEY) in bustling Gastown and the RYU Apparel store in Metrotown, Burnaby! We will be releasing some photos of these projects soon – be sure to check out our blog in the coming weeks.

RYU Metrotown (Source: ryu.com)

Facebook’s new Vancouver offices – Rumor has it that Facebook is set to occupy a significant amount of office space at the Waterfront Centre office tower at 200 Burrard Street. The Daily Hive has reported that the social media giant will inhabit two floors (the fourth and fifth) with a total floor area of 36,000 square feet. Apart from a tentative launch date of 2018, no other information is available right now; we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we find out more.

Facebook’s new home: Cadillac Fairview’s Waterfront Centre (Source: vancourier.com)

Hogan’s Alley redevelopment – Vancouverites will know the one-block stretch of land of Hogan’s alley as the area occupied by the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts – this 3.5 acre block is going to be part of the Northeast False Creek planning process which will include a unique plaza space, pedestrianized laneway and six buildings of varying heights that will house social housing, markets, retail stores and restaurants. Overhead bridges will provide a connection between buildings and a cultural centre with social and community gathering facilities are also in the works.

Proposed concept for the redevelopment of Hogan Alley. (Source: Daily Hive)

Priority for pre-sale homes – The Vancouver City Council recently approved a motion to give Metro Vancouver residents priority in the city’s pre-sale home purchases. Mayor Gregor Robertson announced in a release that his priority was to ensure that anyone living and working in the region would be eligible for priority purchase. City staff has been requested to create a framework for new development applications that give people who live and work here the first chance to buy new pre-sale homes.  This motion also has a precedent; a similar program was previously used in West Vancouver.

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