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Crombie REIT and Westbank have decided to revise their redevelopment of a Canada Safeway store in Vancouver once again.

Safeway Redev to Receive Another Revision

Crombie REIT and Westbank have decided to revise their redevelopment of a Canada Safeway store in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive area yet again.

The proposed project situated at Broadway and Commercial Drive has already undergone several revisions.

At the developers’ request, the city has now postponed an information session and online question-and-answer period related to the project’s zoning application.

“The upcoming information session and online Q&A period for 1780 E Broadway was postponed in order to continue working on project refinements,” state Crombie and Westbank on the project’s website.

The companies plan to resubmit an advanced proposal.

The postponement comes after Crombie and Westbank decided to offer rental apartments instead of strata condominiums in the proposed project at Broadway and Commercial. New Glasgow, N.S.-based Crombie and Vancouver-based Westbank opted for rental residential exclusively in the mixed-use project.

A development plan was originally filed in 2019 and adjusted in 2020 and 2021.

The companies proposed in February to construct 981 rental and below-market rental units across three towers standing 35, 36 and 39 storeys. Plans have called for one tower to be built atop a new, larger Safeway store and two other towers to be located in what is now the Safeway’s parking lot.

Architects in Chicago-based Perkins & Will’s Vancouver office are designing the project.

Image: Westbank


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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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