Hollywood Theatre condo redevelopment gets green light (IMAGES)

Developer building six-storey condo project on West Broadway will also restore and revive adjoining movie theatre

Vancouver city council unanimously approved Tuesday a heritage revitalization agreement to protect the 1930s Hollywood Theatre on West Broadway and allow a six-storey mixed-use building to be constructed on the balance of the site.

The company, 4184 Investments, Ltd., says that that the theatre – which closed in 2011 when the building was sold – will be restored to its former glory, and included a comprehensive operational plan in its development application.

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The operating plan says, “We will re-introduce The Hollywood Theatre back into Vancouver’s consciousness by creating and operating a beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art performing arts centre dedicated to bringing the creative arts to the local community.”

The developer is adding an adjoining six-storey building with 4,423 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and five storeys of market residential units above, comprising 40 condos named “The Residences at Hollywood.” There will also be two levels of underground parking for residents.

Check out diagrams of the planned new development, below.

 

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This street view of proposed Hollywood Theatre redevelopment to the north shows architectural details and the ground-floor retail. Image via City of Vancouver planning

 

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The view from the lane shows a roof patio for residents of the condo building, plus public art on the side and back of the theatre. The building's setback will retain sun exposure for the neighbouring yards. Image via City of Vancouver planning

 

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The Hollywood Theatre, shown here in 2004, will remain as a hub for music and culture after council voted to protect the building on Tuesday, July 24. - Dan Toulgoet

With files from Mike Howell

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