Open house set for what could be Vancouver’s fourth-tallest high rise


Mark Nov. 26 on your calendar if you want to inspect plans for a 54-storey high rise envisioned for 601 Beach Crescent at the north end of Granville Bridge across from Westbank’s 49-storey Vancouver House ‘twisty tower’ that’s nearing completion.

601 Beach Crescent is the 54-storey building on the left. Along with Vancouver House, it would create the new “Granville Gateway.” Image: Pinnacle International/GBL Architects

An open house for the Beach Crescent rezoning application is planned on that date. Pinnacle International and GBL Architects are involved in the project.

The proposed building along with Vancouver House are meant to create a “Granville Gateway” leading in and out of downtown Vancouver.

Artist rendering of 601 Beach Crescent and Vancouver House, looking south-west across Granville Bridge. Image: Pinnacle International/GBL Architects

The application, which is being considered under the city’s Higher Building Policy, includes plans for 303 market residential units, 152 social housing units, 442 underground parking spaces and 970 bicycle spaces.

Artist rendering of the Beach Crescent entrance to the residential units at 601 Beach Crescent. Image: Pinnacle International/GBL Architects

The open house runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Executive Hotel’s Portofino Room at 1379 Howe St., Nov. 26.